One of the biggest lies currently being sold to populations in the west is that anti-Israel activity is related to a movement of peace or justice. Relying on a strategy of intersectionality, this deception has permitted violent, racist ideologies to take a firm foothold within other well-known ’causes’. Infecting them and leading them astray. These people may call themselves members of ‘solidarity movements’ or ‘pro-Palestinian’ but they are nothing to do with ‘peace-makers’ in the traditional sense. I’ve been inside these movements, pretending to be an activist, infiltrating their social media groups and I’ve been researching them for years. Anti-Israel activity is full of little but fake news, hate and demonisation. In their twisted world, Palestinians are sacrificial, and these movements act as a bloodsucker, leeching onto the conflict, yearning for blood and only satiated when it flows.
The situation between Israel and Gaza is a complex one. Anyone who thinks this is about ‘strong’ Israel battering weak ‘Palestinians’, has no understanding of the conflict at all. Many of the shortages in Gaza are the result of Fatah-Hamas power-struggles. Egypt’s own issues with the Muslim Brotherhood play a major role. In addition, Hamas rule is brutal and Gazans face a violent crackdown when they protest.
An interesting note can be made here. I recently wrote about ‘independent reporters’ operating from Gaza. I suggested they were not independent at all and that their massive online social media accounts allowed for Hamas propaganda to be delivered directly into the veins of anti-Israel activism. It raises a question – how many of those accounts I monitor, which spill out ‘news’ 24-7, even mentioned the public protest and Hamas crackdown? The answer is – just one. All the other ‘independent reporters’ – telling ‘the truth’ from Gaza – didn’t see anything at all. As Gazans were arrested, beaten and tortured, all those people ‘reporting’ on life in Gaza, like Muhammad Smiry and Walid Mahmoud, didn’t see a thing.
Anti-Israel activists swallow *anything* whole and without question. Look at this post. Walid Mahmoud, (who did not see Hamas thugs beating up and torturing Gazan demonstrators) blames a broken lens cap on the Israelis, turning it into a ‘near-death’ incident. The post received 787 likes and 680 shares. I’ve no idea how this happened but I do know he is a propaganda agent. Every trip, every broken I-phone screen, every accident, is used to turn Israelis into blood-thirsty monsters – and it is all devoured ravenously by a truly insane crowd.
Hamas take control
Whether or not the original ‘march of return’ was a grass-roots event, it is well-known that Hamas soon took control of the ‘movement’. Whenever Hamas have needed to alleviate internal pressure, they’ve sought to create conflict with Israel. The way they have used the ‘return march’ is no different. It is also no coincidence that just as the recent anti-Hamas protests were at their peak, rockets were again being fired towards Israel. The front this creates is a Hamas- activist alliance. One in which Hamas dutifully creates the conflict and the activists happily blame Israel for it. Hamas push the children to the front line – and the activists eagerly log-in to their social media accounts – both these partners want innocent Palestinian blood to be spilt.
Every innocent death is tragic – the very true, yet obligatory statement that anyone criticising media reporting must first put out. We cannot talk about Israel, Hamas and casualties without first accepting casualties do exist. Yet I see footage from the Gaza border, see the children near the fence and shudder. What kind of parent would send their children to stand across from armed military units that are defending their nation from rioting radical Islamic terrorists?
Hamas deliberately seek to blur the lines. All Palestinian factions do. Just last week ‘a medic‘ was shot near Bethlehem. Yet footage also emerged of a medic removing his medics vest to engage in violence. How difficult is it to slip someone’s jacket back on – after they are shot- in time for the photo opportunity? We cannot know what did or did not happen in this particular case, but that’s the point. We can’t know. Neither could the Guardian (if they were being honest) or any of the other news outlets that blindly take the footage, and then run stories with it about Israel killing innocent people. The footage is all part of a propaganda machine, or as Richard Landes coined the phrase – ‘Pallywood‘.
This habit of choosing to take the story at face value – despite 1000s of examples of where this has been a mistake, is beyond irresponsible and a huge part of the problem. Especially footage from Hamas controlled Gaza. Israel is always guilty first, even though the witness in the box is a serial liar. The anti-Israel activists, and even many professional reporters have no interest in truth – what they want is food for their demonisation campaign and a body count.
The massacre is coming
Look at this tweet from Ariel Gold from shortly before the major demonstration last Saturday. Gold is a well-known anti-Israel activist in the States. Despite her self-given humanitarian title, Gold is a member of Palestine Live and hangs out with those who share neo-Nazi and white supremacist material. In the tweet Gold wished everyone a peaceful Shabbat – everyone that is, apart from the ‘Israeli military’.
There are so many things wrong with that tweet, but it clearly displays the truly twisted desires of anti-Israel activism. Like most people engaged in seeking peace, I wish peace on all sides – all the time. That after-all, is the way everyone sleeps well at night. Not Gold, she explicitly does not want the Israeli military to have a peaceful Shabbat (the day of the demonstration). But if the IDF don’t have a peaceful Saturday, neither will the Palestinians. In that scenario, the one Gold wishes for, the chances that people will lose their lives increases. Her ‘teary-face’ as she mentions the massacre becomes deceptive. In truth – isn’t this exactly what she is hoping for? Isn’t this what Ariel Gold is about?
This ‘thirst’ for a massacre was everywhere to be seen. Here is JVL’s Naomi Wimborne Idrissi. Idrissi is annoyed a BBC correspondent isn’t talking about the ‘impending slaughter’. She goes on to claim he cannot be a serious journalist for not doing so:
Here is another example. Israel with their tanks and air fighters about to slaughter ‘2 million Palestinians’. This post was shared 372 times:
And another, with talk of ‘barbaric Israeli captivity’ and a ‘Gaza Holocaust’:
Alec Tredwell could not hold it in – and even posted about the ‘Genocide’ in upper case:
It isn’t just that these people live on a different planet. Nor that they exist on a diet of fake-news and firmly believe Israel is some type of demon state. It is the role that innocent Palestinians play in this ‘blood-thirsty pantomime’ that is of interest. As most normal people across the globe held their breath and hoped that the day would pass without bloodshed, there are those that perversely want to hold casualties aloft as some type of prize. These people *want* blood.
Anti-Israel appropriation – the Christchurch example
Hamas and other Palestinian terror factions can only play this game because their audience performs with them. A symbiotic relationship. If ‘Pallywood’ did not work, it would not exist. Both these sides *want* Palestinian victims – for Hamas, it feeds their ideology, for the anti-Israel activist, it feeds their psychopathy.
To highlight how extreme this is, we can turn to the recent devastating attack in Christchurch. 50 innocent Muslims brutally and tragically murdered in the attacks. That is not enough for the anti-Israel crowd. They need two additional elements to function – the first that Palestinians must have been the *primary* victim, the second is Israeli culpability. The industry provides. Here is a claim that the ‘majority’ of those killed in New Zealand were Palestinians. Shared 470 times:
The NZ police provided the names of those that lost their lives (pages 1 2 3 4). Sixteen were from New Zealand. Seven from Pakistan, five from India, three from Bangladesh, two more from Fiji. Only one was listed as coming from ‘Palestine’. Even if we count every Jordanian and Egyptian as having been Palestinian (about six), the claim remains absurd. But the Palestine victim industry wanted to claim Christchurch as its own. This attack couldn’t be about white supremacists, racism and anti-Muslim hatred, this was about Israel and ‘Palestine’. And if Palestinians were the primary victims, then the perpetrator had to be Israel:.
Brendan Tarrant visited dozens of countries, on his travels Tarrant also visited the UK. The next post shows how far removed from reality these people are. Getting ‘a visa’ for Israel is as simple as arriving at the airport. Standard tourist visas are issued upon arrival. But no, in this scenario our visitor must have gone through ‘the task’ to receive ‘his instructions’.
After the horrific Grenfell fire, we witnessed speakers at a London event blame the fire on Zionists. Christchurch was no different. Within days, at a public memorial event, the head of a major mosque in New Zealand, blamed the massacre on the Mossad. The linkage is complete. In the eyes of these anti-Israel activists, the Israelis were behind the Christchurch massacre and the Palestinians were the ones who were killed.
But the Gazan massacre never came
I followed Saturday’s events online. There is pressure to wind up the audience early. Look at these reports of ‘Journalist’ Mohammed Abu Sultan being shot. This is the first reported injury – having taken place the night before. One report says he was shot in the chest, the other the stomach. But the location of the wound is not the central issue, Mohammed is such a skillful journalist that he has managed to change shirts and grow a beard whilst waiting for treatment.
But there is more. I looked for Mohammed online. Here he is getting shot in the leg last August:
Younes Arar got more shares from the image the second times around. What makes this even more suspicious is a report by the ‘Journalist Support Committee in Palestine’ that claimed *seven* journalists were injured during Saturday’s ‘demonstrations’ – shirt-changing Abu Sultan was not named. He is not listed by the very organisation that details these incidents.
This is Younes feeding the hungry. He uploaded this post claiming someone had been shot twenty minutes before. *Twenty minutes*. Arar is not even in Gaza, yet here he is with the name and social media picture of a casualty within twenty minutes of the incident. The circumstances surrounding the death of Amarah is not the issue here- this industry is set up to feed the vampires and it is lightning fast. That image was shared 2,300 times.
It soon became clear that this day was going to pass ‘relatively calmly’. As the day began to wind down, you could almost sense the feeling of disappointment amongst the anti-Israel activists. There just hadn’t been enough blood for them. Al-Jazeera set the tone and posted a long thread on Twitter reminding people about casualties from last year. They were feeding off ‘seconds’. This was the easy response:
And then it was over. We all went home, most of us exhausted but relieved, but the other side – there was no satisfaction for them. Not enough Palestinians had been sacrificed by the Hamas-activist alliance. For them there was only dissapointment. The sane people in the world breathed more easily, the anti-Israel activists were depressed. Now you tell me who cares more for Palestinian lives.
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