If the left-wing, Democrat, Socialist viewpoint is to be believed, then these children should have been shot on the spot. Instead, they were treated with more kindness by their ‘enemy’ than by their ‘protectors’ Hamas and Fatah. Truth be told, neither Hamas or the PLO does not care about the average ‘Palestinian.’ They use them as human shields, as weapons, and as propaganda. In fact, they so twist the truth that they demean their own brethren in other countries. During the war in Gaza this summer, there were pictures on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other sites that purported to show dead Gazan children. In fact, these pictures mainly came from Syria, but others were from Libya, Iraq, and previous wars in Gaza. In fact, it got so bad that even the BBC commented #BBCtrending: Are #GazaUnderAttack images accurate? This, as well as this video, has been termed “Pallywood.” But what has caused this?
For millennia, the world has demonized Jews and this culminated in the Holocaust which saw 6 million innocent Jews die. The world then was filled with guilt and agreed that the Jews needed a country. But ever since, the world has been calling on the only Jewish state to give up its right to defend itself and its land. Pallywood has been built up by the terrorist leadership and there supporters as a new form of the blood libel from the Middle Ages. This led to many pogroms, expulsions, and fueled centuries of Christian anti-Semitism. Now, it is political instead of religious, but the same lies and myths are being bandied about. However, instead of Christian children being used in matzah (unleavened bread eaten on Passover), it is “innocent” Muslim Arab children. This is all a lie. Therefore, they need to use video footage and pictures that are not of the conflict being shown and/or doctored to show the narrative being told.
The Gazan and PLO narrative from the Gazan war is that Israel DELIBERATELY targeted civilians and committed genocide. They used various photographs and video footage to try and prove their point, and even fooled BBC reporter Jon Donnison into Tweeting one of these photos, which ended up being from Syria. In actual fact, 66 soldiers were killed and 469 wounded protecting civilians. If Israel had truly wanted to commit genocide and maximize deaths, they could do so from the air. In fact, the professional head of the US forces, Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, said “I actually do think that Israel went to extraordinary lengths to limit collateral damage and civilian casualties,” he continued “In this kind of conflict, where you are held to a standard that your enemy is not held to, you’re going to be criticized for civilian casualties” So Israel is held to a higher standard than Hamas. This is wrong. True, Hamas is not the government of a country, but they were and are part of the Palestinian Authority unity government. Therefore, as a legally recognized government they should be held to the same standards.
Hamas used its donated money to arm and build terror tunnels into kindergartens, nurseries, schools, under homes, and into the middle of fields – not army bases. If Israel had used the money given to it for Iron Dome to build tunnels into Gaza instead, and suffered thousands of casualties, would the world then have sympathy for Israel? Or would they say that the casualties are a myth? Everything Israel says is a lie, a myth, an act of war, and generally bad. Pallywood started with the creation of Israel and the so-called myth of the Holocaust. Even the PA leadership participates and propagates this myth as President Mahmoud Abbas’ doctoral dissertation was entitled “The Connection between the Nazis and the Leaders of the Zionist Movement.” and says the Holocaust is a Nazi-Zionist plot and the Jews who were killed, were killed with the Jewish leadership’s knowledge.
Despite these clearly obvious falsehoods, lies, and twisted truths, many still believe the narrative that Hamas and the PA give over. They refuse to believe that these people “who simply want peace and their own country” could do such a thing. They blindly believe what they are fed by the left-wing terrorist sympathizers. They believe that the world is black and white, that everything Israel does is an act of aggression and out of proportion, while Muslim Arab suicide bombers, unguided Iranian supplied missiles, and terror tunnels to kidnap children are the only form of resistance.