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En talsmann for Hamas sier at 50 av de 60 som ble drept mandag og tirsdag var medlemmer av Hamas. Utenlandske medier og aktivister vil gjerne fremstille det som at palestinere av egen fri vilje søker seg til grensen og velger døden.

At 50 av 60 var Hamas, undergraver en slik fremstilling.

 

A Hamas official on Wednesday acknowledged that 50 of the 62 Palestinians reported killed during Gaza border riots on Monday and Tuesday were members of the Islamist terrorist group, bringing the total number of known members of terror groups among the fatalities up to 53.

“In the last rounds of confrontations, if 62 people were martyred, 50 of them were Hamas,” said Hamas official Salah Bardawil in a television interview.

I tillegg komer at Islamsk jihad sa tre av deres medlemmer ble drept. Dermed stiger antallet terrormedlemmer til 53.

The Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad had said on Tuesday that three members of its Saraya al-Quds military wing were killed by Israeli forces in Khan Younis.

Det var bare for den israelske hæren å innkassere poeng:

“This proves what so many have tried to ignore: Hamas is behind these riots, and the branding of the riots as ‘peaceful protests’ could not be further from the truth,” said IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus.

Hamas eget helsevesen oprererer med 62 drepte.

Det var altså bare ni som ikke var medlemmer av enten Hamas eller Islamsk jihad. Det gir et helt annet perspektiv på voldsbruken.

Selv om disse ni kommer det frem nye opplysninger:

In one case, a Gazan doctor told the Associated Press that an 8-month-old baby, who the Gaza ministry said died after inhaling Israeli tear gas on Monday, had a preexisting medical condition and that he did not believe her death was caused by tear gas.

 

Hamas official: 50 of the 62 Gazans killed in border violence were our members