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Corbyn and the “progressive elements” of Hamas

This has to be the most breathtakingly ignorant tweet of the day– from a “[j]ournalist, activist and fanatical supporter” of Jeremy Corbyn, Charley Allan.
@CanYouFlyBobby @jakegoretzki hamas, like most liberation movements, has many currents and wings. JC supports the most progressive elements
— Charley Allan (@charleyallan) July 4, 2015

The thing is, Corbyn apparently agrees that there are [...]

YAB: Israel is now worse than Hamas

With one stupid and offensive article in The Independent, Yasmin Alibhai Brown has single-handedly wiped out whatever good she has done by calling out Islamist extremism.
First, there’s the headline, for which she may or may not be responsible:
The bravery of those many Jews who fight for a fairer Israel
But when you read the article, you [...]

MEND, Zahir Mahmood and Hamas

Zahir Mahmood is another Islamist preacher on the circuit of MEND, the Islamist political agitation group.

Like Yasir Qadhi and Abu Eesa Niamatullah, Mahmood is an excellent match for MEND.
Consider Mahmood’s enthusiastic backing for Hamas. He was a leader of Viva Palestina, George Galloway’s Hamas support operation. Here he is, very excited, at [...]


Following on the great PR success that was #AskGalloway on Twitter, Falastin News reports:
Hamas media coordinator Taher al-Nunu announced the launch of a weeklong interactive campaign starting Friday on social media outlets under the hashtag #AskHamas.
The campaign aims at answering any questions that might be raised by European communities with the approach of the time [...]

Hamas blocks visit to Israel by Gaza children

For all the atrocities and needless death and suffering caused by Hamas, this strikes me as one of the most unforgivable things they have done.
Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip prevented on Sunday a group of Palestinian children who lost parents in the July-August war with Israel from making a rare goodwill visit to the [...]

Hamas leader’s daughter treated in Israeli hospital

It will be most interesting to see if any of the hundreds of media outlets, websites, Twitter accounts, etc., obsessed with the alleged inherent malevolence of Israel will report this:
An Israeli hospital confirmed Sunday that it had treated the daughter of Hamas’s top leader in the Gaza Strip, weeks after a brutal war between Israel [...]

Adios, Viva Palestina

In the latest development in slow death of George Galloway’s mismanaged “charity” Viva Palestina (which ran convoys to deliver aid and cash directly to Hamas in Gaza):

The Charity Commission has frozen the bank accounts of George Galloway’s charity Viva Palestina, and has replaced trustees with an interim manager, the regulator announced today.
Viva Palestina, also known [...]

Here we go again

Hamas has broken yet another ceasefire (have any Israel-bashers noticed a pattern here?) and resumed rocket launches into Israel.
What do they expect to achieve this time around? A more compliant Israel– one that will allow access to more weapons and concrete to build more attack tunnels in exchange for a “permanent” truce? Fat chance. More [...]

Hamas: We deported journalists who filmed launch sites

A revealing interview with a Hamas spokesperson about journalists in Gaza:

Notable quote:
“[T]he journalists who entered Gaza were fixated on the notion of peace and on the Israeli narrative.
“So when they were conducting interviews, or when they went on location to report, they would focus on filming the places from where missiles were launched. Thus, they [...]

Two more things worth reading

I realize that by now, the thought of reading even one more piece about Israel, Hamas and Gaza may make you feel a bit unwell, but I think these two are worth it:
Bassem Eid, a Palestinian human rights activist living in East Jerusalem, explains why it’s ultimately up to Palestinians themselves to get rid of [...]