Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Hamas propaganda film supports false claims of victory
On the first day of the Hamas ceasefire with Israel, Hamas TV has released a propaganda film to bolster its claims that it won the war in Gaza and killed 49 Israeli soldiers. The animated film depicts Israeli soldiers as cowards, and vows that soldiers who dare to come to Gaza will face "certain death."
The video shows Israeli soldiers sobbing and crying for their mothers and being cut down by Hamas fighters. It ends with the caption, "Whoever dares, let him come! Gaza is his certain death."
More than 1,300 Palestinians, including hundreds of Hamas terrorists, died in the conflict, while Israel lost 10 soldiers in combat and three civilians in rocket attacks. But Hamas TV reports claim that Hamas lost only 48 "soldiers," while it killed 80 Israelis, including 49 soldiers.