IDF Spokesman: Media Ate Up Hamas Lies

Israeli border guards walk through fumes from burning tires during clashes with Palestinian protesters near the Israeli settlement of Beit El in the Israeli occupied West Bank, on March 30, 2018, after Land Day demonstrations. Land Day marks the killing of six Arab Israelis during 1976 demonstrations against Israeli confiscations …
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The Times of Israel reports: The Israeli army’s spokesperson penned a scathing article for the Wall Street Journal on Monday, condemning Hamas for “[lying] to the world” about the recent Gaza border riots and criticizing international media outlets for accepting the falsehoods.

The “modus operandi [of Hamas officials] is simple: Lie. Their lies support the stated goal of Hamas: the delegitimization and destruction of Israel,” wrote IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis.

The deaths of over 60 Palestinians during last week’s violent protests were met with international outrage and calls for an independent investigation of events. The UN’s Human Rights Council on Friday ordered a probe, and a resolution prepared by Kuwait for the UN Security Council urges the deployment of an international force to protect Gazans. Hamas has subsequently admitted that 50 of the dead were members of the terror group. Three others were Islamic Jihad members.

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