By Middle East Affairs
A spokesperson for Israel’s Defense Forces, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said that there can be no peaceful protest in Gaza, only Hamas sanctioned gatherings, a lie that the international media fell for.
Manelis said that “Hamas’ well-funded terrorist propaganda operation” that saw them hire Gaza protests “as extras, paying $14 a person or $100 a family for attendance—and $500 if they managed to get injured. Hamas forced all of their commanders and operatives to go to the border dressed as civilians. The audience was the international media. Hamas gave anyone with a video camera front-row access to the show and free Wi-Fi.”
Israel’s spokesperson also said that “The idea that this was a peaceful protest is the biggest lie of all, because the basic tenets required for a protest in a democracy like the U.S. or Israel do not exist in Gaza There can be no such thing as a peaceful protest in Gaza, only gatherings organized, sanctioned and funded by Hamas. Calling this a protest isn’t fake news, just fake.”
He blames Hamas and says that no violence had to take place but that Hamas instigated violence so the headlines could match their lies.
“If in order to win the international propaganda war I need to lie like Hamas, then I prefer to tell the truth and lose,” said Manelis.
He also admitted that “You can trust Hamas only when they admit to their lies.” He quoted Mahmoud Al-Zahar co-founder of Hamas, to Al Jazeera, “When we talk about ‘peaceful resistance,’ we are deceiving the public.'”
Hamas reveals of truth are especially revealing said Manelis, “Hamas itself has confirmed that 80% of those killed in their violent riots last Monday were members of a terrorist group, not innocent civilians. Several more of the fatalities were claimed by Palestinian Islamic Jihad.”
The IDF spokesperson continued damnation of Hamas, quotes him as saying that, “Hamas’ “modus operandi is simple: Lie. Their lies support the stated goal of Hamas: the de-legitimization and destruction of Israel.”
Manelis who believes Hamas to be responsible for the killings of 62 Palestinians and over 3000 injured last Monday, said: “Hamas can lie—to the world, to Palestinians and to their own commanders and operatives—but I am proud that the IDF will never lie or use Israeli civilians or soldiers as pawns.”