I attach a further collection of videos below. I may add videos to this page later, if you would like to return to it and refresh it later in the week.
This is a follow-up to other dispatches on the recent bout of Hamas-Israel fighting, some of which also include videos. They can be seen and read here.
-- Tom Gross
1. Hamas official praises Palestinians for “sacrificing woman, children and elderly”
2. CNN asks Hamas: “Do you really believe Jews slaughter Christians to make matza with their blood?”
3. Gaza demonstrators with Isis flags block key tunnel in London, preventing ambulance reaching hospital
4. Gaza imam calls for Jews’ extermination
5. Finnish journalist admits Hamas rockets are being fired from Shifa hospital in Gaza
6. Indian TV shows what most European and American networks refuse to
7. France 24 also admits Palestinians fired rockets from “right next to a UN facility”
8. A Palestinian human shield speaks out
9. Channel 4 News’s Jon Snow does his best to bring a Hamas man to his side
10. Israeli Labor Party opposition leader Isaac Herzog corrects the BBC
11. Dateline London slips up, allows guest on air to put Israel’s positions
12. Joan Rivers supports Israel in 2nd epic rant, this time on Israeli TV
13. Howard Stern doesn’t mince his words
14. Jews respond as pro-Hamas crowd marches through New York’s diamond district
15. Siren “flash mob” in Trafalgar Square, London
[Notes below by Tom Gross]
HAMAS OFFICIAL PRAISES PALESTINIANS FOR “SACRIFICING WOMAN, CHILDREN AND ELDERLY”
While the BBC’s much acclaimed (and much derided) “Chief Middle East correspondent” Jeremy Bowen continues to protest (for example, in his article in the current issue of the New Statesman magazine) that no Hamas official has encouraged the use of human shields, they in fact do so on an almost daily basis.
Here, for example, is Hamas official Ismail Radwan (interviewed on Al Jazeera on August 1, 2014), praising Palestinians in Gaza for “sacrificing woman, children and elderly… with your blood and body parts” and encouraging more to do so.
CNN ASKS HAMAS: “DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE JEWS SLAUGHTER CHRISTIANS TO MAKE MATZA WITH THEIR BLOOD?”
Unlike the BBC, which I have not seen reporting on Hamas’ strident anti-Semitism despite devoting an incredible amount of airtime to Hamas these few past weeks, here is Wolf Blitzer of CNN yesterday evening challenging Hamas on this. If you continue watching the video, you will see that Blitzer does his best not to let him get away with avoiding answering the question.
I should add that the figures given in this video for the number of Palestinians killed by Israel, just like the figures repeated without question in virtually every news broadcast by the BBC in recent weeks, figures concocted by Hamas activists working for the UN in Gaza, are also significantly exaggerated.
GAZA IMAM CALLS FOR JEWS’ EXTERMINATION
In this sermon, from July 2014, delivered in a mosque in Gaza and broadcast on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV station, a leading Hamas-affiliated cleric declares that:
“Our doctrine in fighting you (the Jews) is that we will totally exterminate you. We will not leave a single one of you alive, because you are alien usurpers of the land and eternal mercenaries.”
“Research the history, my brothers. Wherever the Jews lived, they spread corruption,” he says. “And Allah loves not the corrupters.’”
GAZA DEMONSTRATORS WITH ISIS FLAGS BLOCK KEY TUNNEL IN LONDON, PREVENTING AMBULANCE REACHING HOSPITAL
In this video, black Isis flags are raised alongside Palestinian flags as protesters block a key traffic artery in south London, preventing an ambulance trying to get through to go to hospital.
Nearby, local mayor Lutfur Rahman flew the Palestinian flag outside the town hall in Tower Hamlets.
FINNISH JOURNALIST ADMITS HAMAS ROCKETS ARE BEING FIRED FROM SHIFA HOSPITAL IN GAZA
This is the kind of key information that journalists from organizations such as the BBC will never share with viewers.
INDIAN TV SHOWS WHAT MOST EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN NETWORKS REFUSE TO
The Indian TV network NDTV broadcast this report today, August 5th.
On the network’s website the journalist Sreenivasan Jain writes:
“This report is being aired on NDTV and published on ndtv.com after our team left the Gaza strip - Hamas has not taken very kindly to any reporting of its rockets being fired. But just as we reported the devastating consequences of Israel’s offensive on Gaza’s civilians, it is equally important to report on how Hamas places those very civilians at risk by firing rockets deep from the heart of civilian zones.”
FRANCE 24 ALSO ADMITS PALESTINIANS FIRING ROCKETS FROM “RIGHT NEXT TO A UN FACILITY”
This clip shows what most major American and British networks refuse to broadcast:
A PALESTINIAN HUMAN SHIELD SPEAKS OUT
Lebanese-American Brigitte Gabriel talks about how she was used as a human shield by the PLO when she lived in southern Lebanon as a child.
CHANNEL 4 NEWS’S JON SNOW DOES HIS BEST TO BRING A HAMAS MAN TO HIS SIDE
Britain’s Channel 4 News anchor Jon Snow is possibly the most anti-Israeli TV news host in Europe. He has been presenting near daily diatribes against Israel for the past four weeks, as he has on many occasions in the past.
In an extremely rare interview (below), he challenges this Hamas spokesman. And despite his best attempts, he cannot get the Hamas man to be on his side.
ISRAELI LABOR PARTY OPPOSITION LEADER ISAAC HERZOG CORRECTS THE BBC
The BBC evening news program Newsnight, despite itself, had Israeli Labor Party leader Isaac Herzog on, and he explained how even the left / peace camp in Israel are completely behind Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu when it comes to tackling Hamas.
“It’s a very distorted picture,” Herzog tells the BBC. “Hamas have taken the money of European tax payers and… spent it on tunnels [for terror attacks].”
DATELINE LONDON SLIPS UP, ALLOWS A GUEST ON AIR TO PUT ISRAEL’S POSITIONS
“Dateline London” is shown every weekend on BBC World TV and the domestic BBC 24 hour news channel. Usually, Israel is demonized week after week by the journalists selected to appear.
But last weekend British political analyst and correspondent Jonathan Sacerdoti was invited on, and he forcefully made some points to explain Israel’s position, and how the international media have been intimidated by Hamas in Gaza:
JOAN RIVERS SUPPORTS ISRAEL IN 2ND EPIC RANT, THIS TIME ON ISRAELI TV
First American actress Joan Rivers made these forcible, off the cuff pro-Israel remarks:
Then she repeated her rant on Israeli TV Channel 10, In the interview, Rivers criticized other celebrities who are speaking out against Israel.
HOWARD STERN DOESN’T MINCE HIS WORDS
“Shock jock,” DJ Howard Stern, gave Hanzi, a regular caller, an earful about the situation in Gaza. This is not my kind of language, and may not be to everyone’s taste. Warning: profanities used!
JEWS RESPOND AS PRO-HAMAS CROWD MARCHES THROUGH NEW YORK’S DIAMOND DISTRICT
SIREN “FLASH MOB” IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON
Following many, often violent, pro-Palestinians demonstrations in London and Paris in recent weeks, including some in which Jews were physically assaulted, on Sunday a group of young people – Jewish and non-Jewish – gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square to show the public what it’s like to live under rocket fire.
“Many Israelis have only 15 seconds to run to a bomb shelter. What would you do?” bystanders were asked.
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