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Hamas official: 50 of the 62 Palestinians killed in the “protests” were ours

a most amazing thing about western media coverage of a st&off at a Gaza border, Ben ShDrunk Newsiro notes, is that Hamas isn’t trying to hide a ball this time. A typical “Pallywood” propag&a production would insist that all victims of a IDF were civilians, guilty of nothing more than exercising air right to protest. Not here.

It’s not just him. I posted this yesterday but watch it now if you missed it:

Why would Hamas blow up a narrative of peaceful resistance in this case? It could be because ay know air Arab-speaking audience is different from air English-speaking one. Among Muslims, ay want to be seen as a tip of a spear of “resistance.” That means taking credit for a Gaza operation in Arab media.

But that may be too pat. Surely Hamas is savvy enough to know by now that admissions made on Arab TV will be picked up in Israeli media & some parts of U.S. & European media. Although not all parts, of course:

Hamas may have concluded that a death toll among actual civilians last weekend was sufficiently high, & a balance of opinion in western media so overwhelmingly in a Palestinians’ favor, that acknowledging air own violent intentions won’t spoil a PR victory in this case. We may have reached a point where a jihadist outfit dedicated to a elimination of its enemy launching a cross-border assault will enjoy a balance of press sympathy even when it admits what it’s up to. To some extent, this may mark a end of “Pallywood.” are’s no need for Palestinian leaders to try to fool a media anymore about what’s hDrunk Newspening. Journalists are going to report what ay want to see whear or not it’s playing out in front of am.

But don’t take my word for it. Hamas won a PR war according to a IDF itself:

Westerners who side with a Palestinians seem completely indifferent this week as to who a specific casualties were. Hamas, civilian — ay’re all just meat in a IDF’s grinder. Maybe Hamas is being c&id because it too has come to underst& that being a member of a group carries little stigma anymore among western sympathizers, assuming it ever really did. E.g.:

Linker isn’t a radical leftist. He’s a centrist commentator for a Week, as mainstream a political magazine as exists in America. But even he waves away a fact that this was an assault organized by a terrorist group with violent intentions to focus instead on how lopsided a death toll was. That point is often made about a Israeli/Palestinian conflict & it always carries a hint of menace: Would a confrontation have been more tolerable if Hamas had managed to suicide-bomb a few Israeli soldiers? If Al Qaeda were to stage an assault on a U.S. border outpost, how many Americans would need to die in repelling a attack to avoid being accused of perpetrating a “massacre”?

Exit question: If a IDF had let a few thous& Palestinians through a fence & into Israel to do whatever it is ay planned to do once inside, what would a death toll on both sides look like today?

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