Guardian and Independent parrot Hamas talking points on “Great Return March”.

The fact that 10 out of the 16 Palestinians killed since Friday have been verified by the IDF as members of terrorist groups, or that the border protests have included the throwing of Molotov cocktails, the planting of EIDs and - in at least two cases - shots fired at Israeli forces hasn't hampered the desired media narrative: a 'disproportionate' Israeli response to 'peaceful' Palestinian protesters.

Hamas’s staged, six-week long provocation on Israel’s border titled the “Great Return March” which began on March 30th took months of planning and siphoned off an estimated $10 million from government coffers, funds that of course could have been spent on infrastructure and other projects to relieve the suffering of the enclave’s population.  

But, actually, if you look at it another way, $10 million is a bargain if you factor in how much more the government would have had to cough up for public relations if they weren’t confident that the Western media would parrot the terrorist group’s talking points.  

The fact that 10 out of the 16 Palestinians killed since Friday have been verified by the IDF as members of terrorist groups, or that the border protests have included the throwing of Molotov cocktails, the planting of IEDs and – in at least two cases – shots fired at Israeli forces hasn’t hampered the desired media narrative: a ‘disproportionate’ Israeli response to ‘peaceful’ Palestinian protesters.

 

Here are just a few examples that we tweeted today in response to articles published at the Guardian and Independent.

“773” Palestinians shot with live ammo: Hazem Balousha and Oliver Holmes at The Guardian

Hamas’s “peaceful protest”: Hazem Balousha and Oliver Holmes at The Guardian

Palestinian shot whilst picking parsley: Simon Tisdall at The Guardian

Violent protest morphs into a civil rights-style “sit in”: Clark Mindock at The Independent

Parroting Hamas’s language: Sara Helm at The Independent

Here are a few other errors we flagged today:

Number of terrorists killed: Anshel Pfeffer and Louise Callaghan at Times of London

Number of terrorists killed: Alex Mathew-King at The Independent

Palestinian ‘refugee’ claim: Raf Sanchez at The Telegraph:

Hamas-led provocation characterised as a “sit-in”: Sky News

We’ve lodged complaints regarding several of these misleading or inaccurate claims and will update this post when we receive replies or secure corrections. 

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