Rocket attacker, attacked by rocket: The IDF took out the rocketeer behind the last few attacks on Israel. Best news? He was a rocket builder as well as a rocketeer.
Hamas’ Health Ministry identified the terrorist as Haytham Almishal, 24, a resident of the Shati refugee camp who worked in security at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza. Channel 10 said Mashal was a rocket-manufacuring expert.
Boom. And the AP, of course, plays up the airstrike as a far more serious “test” of the truce that Hamas is supposed to be abiding by. The rocket attacks? Well, they’re always explained away as something out of Hamas’ control, done by Salafi terrorists. And then, when the Salafi terrorists are taken out, the AP publishes a sympathetic story about the grieving family members at the funeral. Israel cannot win in the eyes of the world media. So eff the world media.
And yet, there is still no dressing-down from State: Turkey’s prime minister is going ahead with his visit to Hamas in Gaza, in spite of agreeing to postpone it. The Obama administration can’t get him not to visit, and yet, Erdogan is one of Obama’s best buds. Can you say, “Played by Islamists”? I knew you could.
Against the narrative in Gaza: A British reporter discovered that Gazans aren’t living in abject poverty. What? You mean they’ve been lying to the media? The devil you say!
In fact, he found “a growing wealth gap”, with ordinary families struggling even to rent but new flats being sold for up to $3 million to wealthy Palestinians with money from abroad or from jobs with the Hamas government.
“As a left-wing student, I was given one view of Gaza/Palestine,” said Mr Rhodes. “But I realise now that many of those representations were entirely politically motivated.
But don’t worry. He’ll be accused of being a Zionist tool, and this documentary will be driven out of sight. Because after all, Gazans are suffering the worst humanitarian conflict in decades. Just ask the UN.
Iran is getting desperate: Did I mention that the IDF shot down a Hezbollah drone last week? Looks like they’re trying to distract the world from the Hezbollah and Iranian troops aiding Bashar al-Assad in Syria. Not to worry, though. I don’t see the U.S. getting involved in that. One good thing, however, is that the Lebanese know exactly what Hezbollah is doing, and some Hezbolla fighters are refusing to go to Syria.