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June 29, 2014

LA Times Whitewashes Hamas, Again

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While the United States, the European Union and Israel have decided that Hamas is a terrorist organization, responsible for countless suicide bombings, stabbings, shootings and rocket attacks targeting civilians, The Los Angeles Times would rather not say so.

Once again, The Los Angeles Times has whitewashed the terror organization as a "militant" group. The Times reported Thursday:

Unrelated to the strike, prison authorities recently announced that they would withhold newspapers and access to World Cup broadcasts to Palestinian prisoners who are members of the Islamist militant group Hamas.

An earlier article, on Wednesday, concedes that Israel views Hamas as a terror organization, but says nothing about the American or European designation of the group as such:

Hamas, regarded by Israel as a terrorist organization, agreed to the formation recently of an officially nonpartisan Palestinian Authority government in cooperation with the other major Palestinian faction, Fatah.

Similarly, the same reporter, Batsheva Sobelman, wrote June 19:

The new government grew out of a rapprochement between the competing Palestinian factions of Fatah and Hamas. Israel considers Hamas to be a terrorist organization.

A separate recent article, by Paul Richter and Christi Parsons, had no trouble identifying a Nigerian terror group as such, but like Sobelman demurred when it came to properly identifying Palestinian terrorist organizations:

Weapons smuggled out of Libya have been used by insurgents in Mali, by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria and by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

The U.S. and E.U. regard Hamas as a terror organization. Is it that difficult to say?

Posted by TS at June 29, 2014 07:33 AM

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Is the Los Angeles times afraid. I feel like I am living In "Brave New World".

Posted by: Jacque at July 1, 2014 06:23 PM

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