Hamas defiant with military parade, appearance of top leader
by Wafaa Shurafa and Samy Magdy
May 22, 2021
…The fighting began on May 10, when Hamas militants in Gaza fired long-range rockets toward Jerusalem. The barrage came after days of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Heavy-handed police tactics at the compound and the threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinian families by Jewish settlers had inflamed tensions. READ MORE
Informed readers have followed the Sheik Jarrah dispute for years as it works its way through Israeli courts. Read Almost Nothing You’ve Heard About Evictions in Jerusalem Is True: Neutral application of property law becomes an international incident because a landlord is a Jew.
Other items missing from this AP story: Iran, which funds Hamas and has thus enabled these attacks, is not referenced once–instead it is “Jewish settlers” who are the cause. Also conveniently omitted, the number of Palestinian casualties as a result of errant missiles from Hamas. Also this: If AP really didn’t know it shared space with Hamas, why trust its reporting? After an Israeli airstrike Saturday destroyed a high-rise office tower on the Gaza Strip, the Associated Press, which had offices there for 15 years, complained, claiming it had no idea the building was also home to Hamas. If it’s true that AP was so unaware — and the evidence suggests it’s unlikely — how can anyone trust its reporting in the region?