The Western media has presented the 7 October attack by Hamas on Israel as a USA 9/11 attack that caught a country off guard and ruthlessly targeted unarmed citizens unable to stage any kind of serious kind of self-defense.
Go to the so-called “news” and see what they publish. This is the headline in yesterday’s Jerusalem Post, Israel at war: IDF operates in Gaza, terror strikes Jerusalem
1,400 Israelis murdered since October 7 massacre, including 312 soldiers
Four out of 239 known hostages released by Hamas
Day after day, since the October 7 attack by Hamas on Israel, the headline is all about the Israelis that were killed, but NEVER are their top headlines of the innocent Palestinians whose tiny state is being bombed to ruin and the nearly 10,000—half of which are children—are being bombed to death by Israel with the full support of the United States and its murderous allies.
Videos of the attack showed unsuspecting young Israelis partying in the desert before the bloody attack by Hamas fighters and news reports essentially used that gathering as an example of who was killed in the raid.
But the Israeli newspaper Haaretz noted last week that nearly half of those killed during the attack were Israeli security forces. The Cradle noted that as of 23 October, the paper posted information on 683 Israelis killed during the attack, and of those, 331 were soldiers or police officers—mostly females. The report said 13 were identified as first responders and “the remaining 339 are ostensibly considered to be civilians.”
They admitted that the list, thus far, is only about half of the total casualties and Hamas is believed to be holding 230 as hostages. But the latest count does not include any children under the age of 3, which further debunks the claim of any mass infant beheadings by Hamas.
TRENDPOST: It is worth noting that in selling “Israel’s right to defend itself” bullshit line as though no one else does because they “are the chosen people”, U.S. President Joe Biden ramped up the “hate the Palestinians” message by telling reporters that he had the unenviable task of viewing the photos of 40 beheaded babies.
It made the headline news and the horror of the beheadings was seen as justifiable revenge for Israel to slaughter Palestinians.
However, after ongoing pressure to provide the photos/videos of the beheadings, the White House admitted that there were no such pictures and, instead, read an Israeli report on the matter.
The Cradle’s report noted that the claim could be traced to an Israeli reservist/settler who has, in the past, called for entire Palestinian villages to be wiped out. No evidence was ever produced to support such a claim.
The Intercept reported earlier this month that it tried to get a comment from the IDF on the issue but was told, “Women, children, toddlers, and elderly were brutally butchered in an ISIS way of action and we are we are [sic] aware of the heinous acts Hamas is capable of.”
A spokeswoman said in a follow-up phone call: “We cannot confirm it officially, but you can assume it happened and believe the report.”
Aviva Klompas, a former speechwriter for the Israeli mission to the UN, was the first to accuse Hamas of raping Israeli girls during the attack, The Cradle reported. But hours after her initial post, a column that she wrote for Newsweek made no mention of the allegation, the report said. The report noted that she now works for Boundless Israel, which calls itself a “think-action tank,” that tasks itself with trying to “revitalize Israel education and take bold collective action to combat Jew-hatred.”
Despite no evidence that Hamas fighters were sexually assaulting women, Biden, in an effort to stir up American support, said in a speech that Hamas raped, assaulted, and paraded Israeli women as trophies.”
TRENDPOST: Hamas officials have made it clear that the main reason for their attack was to smash Israel’s Gaza unit, which was stationed near the fortified border, and take hostages that could be used at a later time at a negotiating table.
Israel is famous for its “hasbara stratagems,” which are designed to deflect criticism and shift the conversation, Richard Falk, the international relations scholar, told TruthOut.org.
“By characterizing Hamas as ‘terrorists’ with no credibility as representatives of the victimized Palestinian people, and Israel as the democratic government understandably overreacting to its attack in the spirit of a traumatized victim, ‘both sides’ can be blamed in a manner oblivious to the long Palestinian experience of Israeli state terrorism under the umbrella of its international role as occupying power,” he said.