Hamas, an anti-Israel terror group, is enjoying a huge propaganda boost from the Gaza protests

  • Hamas, the US and Israeli-designated terrorist organisation that vows to destroy Israel and the Jewish people who live there, has accomplished a massive triumph of propaganda over the Gaza protests.
  • Israeli forces have killed dozens of Palestinians along its border over the past few months since Palestinians have begun protesting.
  • Hamas itself admits to sending fighters to the protests.
  • A man interviewed at the protests said he intended to fly a kite with swastikas over the Israeli borders to burn Jewish people because he embraces the anti-Semitic components of Nazism.

Hamas, the US and Israeli-designated terrorist organisation that vows to destroy Israel and the Jewish people who live there, has accomplished a massive triumph of propaganda over the Gaza protests.

Israeli forces have killed dozens of Palestinians along its border over the past few months since Palestinians have begun protesting.

This week, as the US opened an embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli forces made headlines for killing children and the disabled along its borders.

But mixed in with the crowd are actual Hamas terrorists. Hamas itself put out media saying 10 of the 58 killed on Monday at the border were fighters in its ranks. The Israeli Defence Forces said 24 “terrorists” had been killed amid the violent protests.

Mahmoud Al-Zahhar, a senior Hamas official told MEMRI TV that “this is not peaceful resistance.”

“When we talk about peaceful resistance, we are deceiving the public,” Zahhar said.

“This is peaceful resistance bolstered by a military force and by security agencies and enjoying tremendous popular support,” Zahhar said.

Israel and its allies argue Hamas has likely endangered the lives of peaceful protesters by adding a militarised element to the border protests.

NPR interviewed a young Palestinian protesting on the border who had a kite with swastikas on it. He said he intended to set on fire and fly over the Israeli border as a kind of improvised incendiary device, saying he embraced anti-Semitism and Nazism.

“The Jews go crazy for Hitler when they see it,” he said.

Confronted with the fact that Israelis point to the use of swastikas to discredit the protests as anti-Semitic and violently anti-Israel, the man remained firm.

“This is actually what we want them to know, that we want to burn them,” the man said.

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