The now-infamous story about the bombed hospital that wasn’t brought the fake news and the propaganda war being fought in the Israel/Hamas conflict into sharp focus.
If that wasn’t enough, the news wires running footage of ‘journalits’ carrying grenades as part of the attack certainly should have.
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But ever since the initial burst of outrage, there has been a steady ratcheting of Western pressure for Israel to pull their punches in hitting back against the terrorists who have been holding 200 of their own citizens as hostages.
War crimes perpetrated by Hamas go virtually unnoticed by world leaders who never miss a chance to ‘remind’ Israel to abide by the rules of war… which is exactly the oppressed/oppressor messaging Hamas would WANT to inject into the conversation.
After an antisemitic atrocity so horrific we haven’t seen anything like it since Hitler’s day, there was no public appetite for a ceasefire. The butchers behind this must pay… and many of us haven’t forgotten American citizens are still being held hostage.
If Trump were in office, every news channel would have a permanent graphic to rival the Covid-Death-Clock, counting how many days and hours it has been since the Americans were taken hostage.
(For anyone still interested, today, November 10th, 2023, marks Day 34 of Joe Biden’s Hamas Hostage Crisis.)
Biden has been bringing pressure to bear on Israel for periodic ‘pauses’ in the fighting for humanitarian relief. Let’s keep in mind that Hamas has said they would prioritize military objectives over civilian ones for such items as fuel and medical supplies. Do we really doubt a group of militarized zealots willing to treat civilian lives as expendable human shields would do otherwise?
Now that Israel has agreed to these pauses — against their own best interests militarily — Blinken is STILL scolding them.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday gave one of his most direct condemnations of the civilian death toll in Gaza and said more needs to be done to “minimize harm to Palestinian civilians.”
“Far too many Palestinians have been killed. Far too many have suffered these past weeks,” Blinken said at a press availability in New Delhi at the end of a whirlwind trip that also included stops Israel, Jordan, the West Bank, Turkey, Iraq, Japan and South Korea.
“We want to do everything possible to prevent harm to them and to maximize the assistance that gets to them,” he said.
“To that end, we’ll be continuing to discuss with Israel the concrete steps to be taken to advance these objectives,” Blinken said, but declined to detail the specifics of those steps. -CNN
Was that written by one of the Iranian plants Joe hired to work in his administration? It probably sounded more reasonable in the original Persian.
We recently shared the story of an IDF soldier who explained to the world (with video) that Israel has been protecting Gazan refugees from being attacked by Hamas. Reason: Hamas doesn’t want to lose the strategic benefit of their human shields.
If innocent civilians can slip away to safety, Israel benefits — they can focus their energies on armed insurgents. Hamas stands to lose the defensive and propaganda benefits.
There are reports today that Hamas is doing exactly what that IDF soldier has warned us about:
Hamas terrorists are shooting at white flag waving Palestinians trying to leave the Nasser Hospital in Gaza for refusing to stay as their human shields. pic.twitter.com/TYlOABRYvZ
— The Mossad: Satirical, Yet Awesome (@TheMossadIL) November 10, 2023
Horrific pictures coming out of Gaza right now.
Civilians are trying to leave the northern zone and go south.
However, Hamas opened fire on them to stop their attempt. They want human shields to protect them.
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) November 10, 2023
While those early reports are impossible to properly verify, especially when the traditional media has shown little interest in such stories, there are reasons to think there may be at least some truth to them:
A Palestinian man from Gaza courses Hamas.
He is trying to evacuate south from northern Gaza but is stopped by Hamas.
He says they are cowards: “half of them are in the tunnels, the other half is abroad having fun”
A Hamas-affiliate then stops the videopic.twitter.com/vNm1GUqsND
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) November 10, 2023
At least some of this footage predates the current conflict, but that only makes their point even more relevant.
The people of Gaza know that Hamas is responsible for dragging them into war—and they deserve better. pic.twitter.com/WkKgexEbeR
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 10, 2023
Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.
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