Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted mainstream media outlets for headlines implying that a new policy document from Hamas was an indication that the terror group had ‘moderated’ its positions toward Israel.
Hamas says it accepts ’67 borders (CNN)
In Palestinian Power Struggle, Hamas Moderates Talk on Israel (New York Times)
Hamas softens stance on Israel (Reuters)
Hamas to drop call for Israel’s destruction in new policy document (The Independent)
Hamas presents new charter accepting a Palestine based on 1967 borders (The Guardian)
Hamas accepts Palestinian state with 1967 borders (Al Jazeera)
The Palestinian militant group Hamas unveiled a new policy document Monday that sees the group accepting for the first time the idea of a Palestinian state that would fall within the borders that existed in 1967, before Israel took control of the West Bank, Gaza and all of Jerusalem. (CNN)
Netanyahu branded such headlines and articles as “fake news”.
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Ever wonder what fake news is?
Last week, headlines in CNN, Al Jazeera and The Guardian, said that Hamas now accepts a Palestinian state along the 1967 lines. The New York Times headline called this “moderation”.
The intimation is that Hamas now accepts the State of Israel. Great news, right?
Well, except for one small detail. This is a complete distortion of the truth.
The new Hamas document says that Israel has no right to exist. It says that every inch of our land belongs to the Palestinians. It says that there is no acceptable solution other than to remove Israel.
So why does Hamas say there is a consensus for a smaller Palestinian state now? In order to destroy Israel later. They want to use their state to destroy our state.
Is moving from calling for genocide of all Jews, to calling just for the annihilation of Israel, is that progress, or moderation? Only if you have no standards whatsoever.
It’s bad enough that Hamas lies to the world. We don’t also have to lie to ourselves.
Hamas murders women and children. It’s launched tens of thousands of missiles at our homes. It brainwashes Palestinian kids in suicide kindergarten camps.
So, where does this hate-filled document belong?
Right there. [crumples and throws document in trash]