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Why Hamas is sending children into Gaza conflict zones

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 19 May, 2018, 9:45am
UPDATED : Saturday, 19 May, 2018, 9:45am

The Western media appears to have once again fallen for the “Hamas Trap” in reporting the recent violent clashes on the Gaza border.

Pictures of children killed or injured make great “copy” and fulfil the narrative of Israel as an “oppressor state”.

The real question to be asked is, why are Palestinian children being sent to an extremely volatile border fence in the first place?

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Who in their right mind would actually send children (some under the age of one) to an area under sniper fire?

Hamas is orchestrating the sending of civilians to the fence and the civilian deaths there are simply pawns in their ongoing goal of solidifying their position as the most active anti-Israel movement. Anybody who knows anything about how these situations work knows this to be fact.

Everyone, it seems, except the media.

David Konn, Pok Fu Lam