Exposing the Truth About the Gaza Riots
Islamist organizations attacking Israel have always had a propagandist’s keen sense of vocabulary in their communication with the Western world.
Rightly convinced that few of us are able or even interested in deciphering their original speeches — which reveal their true intentions — they have been flooding us for decades with erroneous concepts and false claims, all playing on our desperate desire to do “good” and fight for the oppressed. They try to use our own history and heartstrings to make us react in a way that will be favorable to them.
And over the years, their terminology has been accepted by everyone, including — it must be said — in Israel itself.
For weeks, Hamas and other terrorist organizations have undertaken what they want the world to believe is a peaceful and “pacifist” popular uprising.
Once again, their deceptive use of vocabulary is clever and manipulative. On one level, these “protests” are peaceful demonstrations, thereby serving as cover for multiple attempts to destroy the separation barrier between Gaza and Israel, kidnap soldiers, kill Israeli and Jewish civilians, and launch terrorist attacks.
Why are the Palestinians “protesting” at the fence? The true answer is to destroy and overrun the Jewish state. But according to Hamas, they are simply seeking a “right of return” for the descendants of “refugees.”
Buses chartered by Hamas and Islamic Jihad — decorated with giant keys and illuminated names of missing villages supposed to symbolize this “right of return” — show up every Friday in front of mosques and schools in Gaza. Hamas has created a manipulated population, ready to kill themselves for these cynical or obsolete words and ideas.
During the recent protests, we saw thousands of civilians — men, women, and children — massing near the buffer zones established at the edge of the Israeli security fence. Hamas tried to pass them all off as peaceful protesters.
But their true purpose was to cause chaos, enter Israel, and overwhelm the border. And when the IDF dared used force to stop them, the soldiers were decried as murderers of innocent civilians.
And when Palestinians were killed, Hamas gloated. They had gotten what they wanted. They counted their dead as media victories. And all of this went exactly as planned.
More than 100 Palestinians died and thousands were wounded. For once, however, Hamas had trapped itself with its own propaganda by proudly publishing the identity of the majority of the victims, who clearly belonged to the terror group.
The Western media refused to tell the true story of what happened in Gaza. To view a video showing the real story, please visit us here: https://vimeo.com/271528743.
Pierre Rehov is a French-Israeli documentary filmmaker, war zone reporter, and novelist born in Algeria. His work includes “The Road to Jenin,” “War Crimes in Gaza,” and “Unveiling Jerusalem,” among many documentaries designed to present a more balanced approach of the Middle East conflict.