Hamas isn’t sending flowers. It’s sending missiles. And the AP manages to turn news of a rocket attack on Israel’s southern civilian population into a by-the-way. Note how the AP also manages to blame Israel for the rocket attack–because they don’t have a peace treaty with the Palestinians.
Rockets hit Israel as Obama meets Palestinians
U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting Palestinian officials on the second day of his Mideast tour to emphasize the importance of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, a message underscored Thursday when Palestinian militants in Gaza launched rockets into southern Israel.
After a visit to Israel’s national museum — where he inspected the Dead Sea Scrolls, which highlight the Jewish people’s ancient connection to the land that is now Israel — Obama headed to the West Bank to tell the Palestinians that the creation of a Palestinian state remains a priority for his administration.
The story then goes blithely on about Obama and the Palestinians for ten more paragraphs before getting back to the rocket attack. (There have now been five missiles, and one landed in the backyard of a house.) This is the last of the ten paragraphs:
On Wednesday, Obama reaffirmed the unwavering U.S. commitment to Israel’s security and noted there had been no fatal attacks on Israelis from the West Bank, which is controlled by Abbas.
It is also untrue. There have been many fatal terror attacks on Israelis from and in the West Bank. But the AP calls it a “calm”.
That calm has not extended to Gaza, which is run by the militant Islamic Hamas movement. As Obama began his program Thursday, Israeli police said militants in Gaza had fired two rockets at the southern town of Sderot.
The pretend calm that the AP writes about isn’t a calm. It is utterly ignoring all terror attacks and attempted terror attacks from the West Bank. There is no peace. There is only a very good Israeli military and intelligence service keeping the terror cells at bay.
Police said Monday, that three Palestinian men from the Balata refugee camp arrived at the Tapuah junction in the northern West Bank, raising officers’ suspicion.
During a search of the men’s vehicle, police said the officers found eight pipe bombs, a pistol, and a knife.
These stories do not get reported by the AP, because they go against the narrative that there is a “calm” in the West Bank and only Hamas wants to kill Israelis. They also publish the fiction that Mahmoud Abbas condemns attacks on Israelis. He does not. Even Israeli journalists fall for this bullshit.
The Palestinian president’s political advisor, Nimar Hamed, said that Abbas condemned the rocket fire.
“We condemn violence against civilians, no matter where it originates,” Abbas was quoted as saying.
I condemn violence against civilians, no matter where it originates. There. I’ve condemned the firing of rockets at the civilians of Sderot. Right? Right?
But you will never see the AP go against the narrative, not unless someone like Sheldon Adelson buys it (can someone even buy the AP?) and changes editorial policy. Until then, Palestinian terrorists will continue to try to murder Israelis, and the AP and MSM will continue to downplay every attempt and murder, while frantically chastizing Israel for every attempt at self-defense. Just another day in Israeli Double Standard Time. But don’t worry. It only occurs on days that end with a “y”.