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June 27, 2013

Where's the Coverage? Palestinian Terrorists Use Journalists as Human Shields

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It should come as no surprise to anyone who follows the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that Palestinian terrorists hide behind civilian human shields. You may have seen the video in which Hamas member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Fathi Hammad, boasted:

For the Palestinian people death became an industry at which women excel and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly [Palestinians] created a human shield of women, children, the elderly and the Jihad fighters against the Zionist bombing machine, as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: We desire Death, as you desire Life.

Even so, when a video surfaces of Palestinian terrorists firebombing Israeli Defense Forces while hiding behind journalists, you might expect the media to cover it; especially considering that the human shields in the incident are the colleagues and friends of the very reporters and editors ignoring the story. And yet… not a peep from the popular press.



This is not figurative. We’re not talking about terrorists taking over a media building and using it as a meeting place, or launching rockets from nearby, or painting a phony “TV” on the hood of a car transporting terrorists, or even being a terrorist who also takes pictures and writes propaganda – all of which Hamas operatives do. We’re talking about terrorists literally throwing firebombs while hiding behind journalists and using their bodies as shields. Human shields. Where’s the coverage?

Posted by SC at June 27, 2013 05:41 AM

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How would anyone in the mainstream media even know about this video?

If you want them to report it, you need to POLITELY share it with them, and in HELPFUL FASHION, explain it to them so they know about it, and WANT to use it.

Posted by: Hi at June 27, 2013 01:05 PM

Well, I mean, really! None of those "journalists" were Americans, were they? Any from one of the Ivy League journalism schools? Any from CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN; any of the real media? Then, what is all the fuss about? /sarc

Posted by: Ike at June 27, 2013 09:09 PM

As you know I am a strong supporter of Israel. This video does not establish that journalists are being used as human shields. There is also the possibility that they are covering the story. The pictures are ambiguous in that regard. Generally your stories are very convincing, but I think you damage your credibility when you make allegations which may be true, but are not clearly established by the evidence you present.

Posted by: Herbert Lazarus at July 1, 2013 04:56 PM

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