War Is Deceit Update: Hamas fakes a crisis. When will the Western mainstream media — the part of it that is not complicit, that is — wake up to the fact that the jihadists are staging propaganda theater on this grand scale?
“‘Hamas staged some of the blackouts,'” by Khaled Abu Toameh for the Jerusalem Post (thanks to Mladen):
On at least two occasions this week, Hamas staged scenes of darkness as part of its campaign to end the political and economic sanctions against the Gaza Strip, Palestinian journalists said Wednesday.
In the first case, journalists who were invited to cover the Hamas government meeting were surprised to see Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and his ministers sitting around a table with burning candles.
In the second case on Tuesday, journalists noticed that Hamas legislators who were meeting in Gaza City also sat in front of burning candles.
But some of the journalists noticed that there was actually no need for the candles because both meetings were being held in daylight.
“They had closed the curtains in the rooms to create the impression that Hamas leaders were also suffering as a result of the power stoppage,” one journalist told The Jerusalem Post. “It was obvious that the whole thing was staged.”