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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Shocka: Hamas staged blackout scenes

'Palestinian' journalists admitted tonight that Hamas staged blackout scenes in Gaza in a bid to convince the world to end the blockade against the terror regime.
On at least two occasions this week, Hamas staged scenes of darkness as part of its campaign to end the political and economic sanctions against the Gaza Strip, Palestinian journalists said Wednesday.

In the first case, journalists who were invited to cover the Hamas government meeting were surprised to see Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and his ministers sitting around a table with burning candles.

In the second case on Tuesday, journalists noticed that Hamas legislators who were meeting in Gaza City also sat in front of burning candles.

But some of the journalists noticed that there was actually no need for the candles because both meetings were being held in daylight.

"They had closed the curtains in the rooms to create the impression that Hamas leaders were also suffering as a result of the power stoppage," one journalist told The Jerusalem Post. "It was obvious that the whole thing was staged."

Another journalist said he and his colleagues were told to wait for a few minutes before entering the chamber of the Palestinian Legislative Council so that each legislator would have time to light his candle. He said that when he saw that the curtains had been closed to prevent the light from entering, he realized that Hamas was trying to manipulate the media for political gain.
Who'd a thunk it?

I want to make sure we all understand what happened here. The 'Palestinians' - who were getting 75% of their electricity directly from Israel, which electricity was not shut off - shut off their power plants to protest a suspension of fuel deliveries when the fuel was being used to make rockets to shoot at Israel. They artificially created blackouts, and then when those weren't enough to garner the world's sympathy to deal with the Hamas terrorists, they faked blackouts during the day. They blew up the border wall between themselves and Egypt (after having 90 women and children shot by Egyptian troops the day before) to break out of their isolation, with the Egyptians - scared of what was shown on al-Jazeera the night before - standing by in silence. And the world is going to go along with this and admit Hamas into the international community?

And what are the odds of this story making it into any non-Israeli mainstream news source, let alone making it onto the wire services? If you see this story on any of the wire services or any of the large newspapers in a western country, please post it in the comments.

I know that many of you may not consider DEBKA a reliable source. You may want to note that DEBKA called this story on Monday.


At 6:44 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

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At 6:45 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Palestinians are good at PR. They know what plays well on the world cameras. And what they have going for them is every one is pre-disposed to think the worst of Israel.

Incidentally, for the same amount of international condemnation, Israel could have launched a massive land operation in Gaza to dismantle the Hamas jihadstan. And gotten more effective results. Then again, Israel is saddled with a Prime Minister who has lost a war and is tired of "being courageous and fighting," to use his own words. Israel ended up with a black eye and now faces a far more dangerous situation in the South. All because Israel's government is actually afraid to order soldiers to die to win a war.


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