Palestinians in Gaza City slapped and taunted a Red Cross vehicle carrying Israeli hostages on Sunday evening, as armed Hamas terrorists looked on, according to Al Jazeera footage.
The footage, circulated on social media, showed masked and armed Hamas terrorists, many riding pickup trucks in the same style used during the October 7 terror attack on Israel, when gunmen in trucks murdered Israeli civilians in communities near Gaza.
The footage also showed a critically ill Israeli hostage, Elma Avraham, 84, followed by footage of the Red Cross vans with other hostages, circling in Gaza City, in northern Gaza.
At about 1:08 in the video clip below, a Palestinian man can be seen, at left, slapping the Red Cross vehicle while others whistle.
The point of the entire display was evidently to show that Hamas still has a presence in the northern Gaza Strip and in Gaza City, where Israel has been operating, but where it has not yet finished its mission of removing Hamas terrorists and tunnels.
#Gaza map update:
The #IDF have advanced deeper into the centre of Gaza City from the Southwest.
The IDF have also advanced up to the Indonesian Hospital and the Northern edge of the Jabalya camp. pic.twitter.com/FAEeKUQ7o6
— War Mapper (@War_Mapper) November 22, 2023
Al Jazeera, controlled by Qatar, is frequently criticized for airing terrorist propaganda. At the same time, it has a unique presence within terrorist-controlled areas that make its coverage — however malevolent — a source of information for the outside world.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He is also the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.