With another round of violence in the near future, after hamas rejected the latest cease-fire proposals, the groups actions towards journalists is coming out.
Hamas is a group which publically states they are fighting for a free Palestine. News reports of the fighting seem to show a blood-thirty Israel against the poor, barely hanging on Palestinians under hamas. However, now that reporters are returning back home a different portrait of the fighting is starting to emerge. One many US news outlets continue to ignore.
According to a Haaretz reporter, Matthew Kalman, “reporters were prevented from filming anti-Hamas demonstrations where more than 20 Palestinians were shot dead by Hamas gunmen. Some reporters received death threats. Sometimes, cameras were smashed.”
This account contradicts the openness upon which many Western news organizations report. And, the fact that Palestinians are being killed by hamas gunman show the brutality upon which the terrorist group operates. But there is another reason for the brutality, keeping people in their homes.
To show to the world the child killers of Israel. The hatred many show towards Israel means such intimidation of reporters will not be told.
What is the mission of such actions by the media? Do they support genocide of groups?
The way the media is reporting what is going on over in the Middle East the answer seems clear, they are siding with the terrorist groups wishing to kill, intimidate, and threaten to get their way. It is how the hamas PR machine works, make the reporters report only what they wish.
Even the Foreign Press Association has released a statement on the threats against reporters:
The FPA protests in the strongest terms the blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox methods employed by the Hamas authorities and their representatives against visiting international journalists in Gaza over the past month. The international media are not advocacy organizations and cannot be prevented from reporting by means of threats or pressure, thereby denying their readers and viewers an objective picture from the ground. In several cases, foreign reporters working in Gaza have been harassed, threatened or questioned over stories or information they have reported through their news media or by means of social media. We are also aware that Hamas is trying to put in place a “vetting” procedure that would, in effect, allow for the blacklisting of specific journalists. Such a procedure is vehemently opposed by the FPA.
It begs the question, why does our media here ignore the threats? Why do they side with those groups? They must enjoy the strong arm of the hamas PR machine.