PMW special report on Operation Pillar of Defense #4

in Smooth Stone
Via Palestinian Media Watch:
Hamas to Israelis:

“We’ve missed the suicide attacks
Expect us soon at bus stations and in cafés”
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik


In response to Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense that aims to
cripple the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and protect Israeli
civilians, Hamas’ military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, has produced
videos addressing Israelis.

“From the Palestinian people to the Zionists: We’ve missed the suicide attacks. Expect us soon at bus stations and in cafés.”

[Al-Aqsa TV (Fatah), Nov. 18, 2012]

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“From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionists: Don’t go to sleep, because we may get you in your sleep.”

[Al-Aqsa TV (Fatah), Nov. 18, 2012]

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The videos, which include footage of fighting Al-Qassam Brigades
members, missiles being fired, and pictures of injured soldiers, also
address Israeli soldiers:

“From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionist soldiers: On the edge of Gaza, [your] grave is waiting for you.”

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  “Zionist soldiers: Come forward, brave one, so that you can be killed.”

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Part of a song on Al-Aqsa TV also encourages suicide operations:
“Strap on your [explosive] belt, brave one, and burn them with fire.

Shake the earth beneath those who occupied our home.”

[Al-Aqsa (Hamas) TV, 
Nov. 15, 2012]

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See Palestinian Media Watch‘s earlier reports on Operation Pillar of Defense:

#1 on Ahmed Al-Ja’abari, head of Hamas’ military wing
#2 on PA leaders’ responses to killing of Al-Ja’abari  #3 on Hamas’ false information about its success
The following is the full transcript of Hamas’ videos addressing Israelis:
“From the Palestinian people to the Zionists: We’ve missed the suicide attacks. Expect us soon at bus stations and in cafés.
From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionists: Don’t go to sleep, because we may get you in your sleep.
From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionist soldiers: On the edge of Gaza, [your] grave is waiting for you.
From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionist soldiers: Come forward, brave one,
So that you can be killed.”
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 18, 2012]

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 02:50 PM PST

Via Palestinian Media Watch:

Hamas disinformation:
Israel’s international airport closed,
planes redirected to secret base

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

On the fifth day of Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense that
targets terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and which has successfully
destroyed many Hamas rocket launching  points, Hamas issued false
information about its own successes fighting Israel.
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 18, 2012]
Today, a news ticker on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV incorrectly claimed:

“Media of the enemy: International airport Ben Gurion closed, planes being redirected to a secret base in the north
[of Israel].”

Similarly, the Hamas website Al-Risala falsely claimed yesterday that Hamas had succeeded in shooting down an Israeli F-16 plane:
“Hamas’ military wing Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades confirmed that an
‘Israeli’ F-16 fighter plane was shot down… A reconnaissance aircraft
was shot down as well.”

[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 15, 2012]

Likewise, on Thursday, when Israel launched the operation, Hamas
immediately set out to create an illusion of its own success by
reporting on TV and on a Hamas website that one of its missiles had hit
Tel Aviv, falsely claiming that it had cut off electricity in the city:
“Al-Qassam Brigades shelled Tel Aviv for the first time with a
locally made rocket. The electricity network in the southern part of the
city was hit.”

The following are the articles from the
Al-Risala website:
“Hamas’ military wing Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades confirmed that an
‘Israeli’ F-16 fighter plane was shot down in the Al-Wusta Governorate. A
reconnaissance aircraft was shot down as well. Abu Ubeida [the Izz
A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades’ spokesperson] said that the resistance and the
Al-Qassam Brigades are doing well, and the occupation’s claim that the
power of the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip has been destroyed
is merely a lie. He described the Iron Dome (Israeli system that can
intercept and destroy missiles in the air), which was built by the
occupation and which costs it millions in order to intercept Palestinian
rockets, as the ‘Paper Dome.’”

[Al-Risala website (Hamas), Nov. 17, 2012]

“Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, officially
announced that occupied Tal Al-Rabia (“Tal Al-Rabia” is the
Palestinians’ Arabic translation of Tel Aviv, to wrongly imply the
existence of an Arab village of that name prior to Tel Aviv – Ed. ) was
shelled with an improved Fajr-5 rocket on Thursday morning. Yesterday,
Al-Qassam [Brigades] stated that Tal Al-Rabia was shelled with a locally
made rocket. They emphasized in an announcement that what comes next
will be worse. Hebrew (i.e., Israeli) media sources said that the rocket
cut off electricity in ‘Tel Aviv,’ which is 70 kilometers from Gaza.”
[Al-Risala website (Hamas), Nov. 15, 2012]

News ticker on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV, broadcast on Nov. 18, 2012:

“Media of the enemy: International airport Ben Gurion closed,
planes being redirected to a secret base in the north [of Israel].”
 [Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 18, 2012]

News ticker on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV, broadcast on Nov. 15, 2012:

“Al-Qassam Brigades shelled Tel Aviv for the first time with a
locally made rocket. The electricity network in the southern part of the
city was hit.”

[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 15, 2012]

See Palestinian Media Watch‘s earlier reports on Operation Pillar of Defense:

#1 on Ahmed Al-Ja’abari, head of Hamas’ military wing
#2 on PA leaders’ responses to killing of Al-Ja’abari

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