Thomas Wictor

Hamas tries its hand at parody

Hamas tries its hand at parody

Thanks to reader Pam, behold the Hamas parody video The Difference Between the Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli Occupation Army.

This is actually Hamas satirically commenting on its own savage war-fighting methods. By pretending that they hold their fire in order to not injure children, Hamas is calling attention to the fact that they use children as combatants.

See the joke?

No, I don’t either. In reality this is cruddy propaganda for soft-headed Americans, Europeans, Canadians, and Australians. Hamas deliberately targets children and is proud of it.

Palestinians across the political spectrum are praising Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem, which resulted in the death of a three-month-old Israeli baby. A car driven by a suspected Hamas member crashed into a crowd at a light-rail station in, killing the baby girl and injuring eight others.

An official Hamas statement refers to the infant as a “female settler,” and urges Palestinians to “escalate the confrontations” against Israel in various locations, a translation by the Investigative Project on Terrorism shows.

“The Islamic Resistance Movement ‘Hamas’ praises its son, the hero martyr Abd al Rahman Idris al-Shaludi (23 years) implementer of the operation of running over the settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, which led to the death of a female settler and the injury of 8 others,” the Hamas statement reads.

When people don’t value the lives of their own children, why would they abort operations to save the lives of the enemy’s children?

This list of Palestinian children killed during Operation Protective Edge contains twice as many boys as girls in the nine-to-seventeen age cohort, even though there are only 5.5 percent more males than females in that group. Children such as nine-year-old Obeida Fadhel Mohammad Abu Hweishel are reported by the Palestinians as having been killed while undertaking “jihad activity.”

Now I’m convinced that young girls are used as combatants as well. Why else would they be photographed wearing headbands of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad al-Quds Brigades and carrying assault rifles?


That’s a murderous little face. She looks psychopathic.

Back to The Difference Between the Palestinian Resistance and the Israeli Occupation Army.

Here’s the video that Hamas used for the footage of the “Israeli artillery.”

It’s the 155mm Elbit Systems-Soltam ATMOS (autonomous truck-mounted howitzer system). Soltam is a company that designed ATMOS as a private venture. The gun was so good that Soltam became a division of Elbit Systems.

This is an export gun. It’s not used by the Israeli Defense Forces. The Indian defense contractor Bharat Forge and Elbit Systems are building ATMOS as a joint venture.

ATMOS has also been deployed with a number of armies, including Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Uganda and, most recently Thailand, which has received a new low-profile version of the ATMOS. The Israel Defense Forces are also interested, but as happened with many armies in recent years, spending on artillery modernization has been delayed.

Slovenia also uses the ATMOS, and the Philippines has ordered it.

The IDF doesn’t have the ATMOS. Sorry, Hamas.

As for the explosions, here we see a GBU-31 2000-lb (945 kg) bomb dropping (blue arrow).


It explodes.


If it were real, it would be a precision-guided aerial munition that changed from a 155mm unguided artillery round in midair. But it’s not real. The bomb and smoke are computer-generated imagery (CGI).

We can tell because the window in the building is mostly open when the “bomb” first appears but the shutter has been slid mostly closed when the explosion takes place (red lines and arrows).


They set up a camera and filmed for several minutes without telling the people in the apartment. Someone came in to take a nap and partially closed the shutter to block out the sunlight.

By the time the second “bomb” appears (blue arrow), the window is mostly open again.


Look at that amateurishly animated fireball. Laughable.


The Hamas video then shows actual dead Palestinians in Shijaiyah, but they were killed by a terrorist rocket.


That isn’t the “signature” of a 155mm artillery round. This is.


The Israeli M107 high-explosive (HE) 155mm round produces 2000 small fragments. As you can see for yourself, the holes in the building in Shijaiyah are large, many are round, and there aren’t enough of them to have come from an Israeli 155mm HE shell. In fact we can see exactly what happened.


A terrorist rocket hit the tree, knocking it over, killing one man standing under it and about nine more people across the street. An Israeli 155mm HE shell would’ve blown the tree into matchsticks.


How many of the children were combatants? How many of the women and children were prevented from leaving Shijaiyah? We have no way of knowing who killed the seventy to 100 people in Shijaiyah. However, we have visual evidence that at least ten were killed by a terrorist rocket. I found five terrorists of the Skafi family killed in Shijaiyah. The list of seventy-one names here includes a minimum of thirty military-age males, one of whom was a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad al-Quds Brigades but not acknowledged as such.

According to the IDF, “dozens of terrorists” were killed in Shijaiyah on July 20, 2014. “Dozens” means “an indefinite large number.” Given the dead Skafis and other military-age males, let’s say fifty.

10 civilians killed by terrorist rocket (source: video above) +
50 adult terrorists (source: IDF) +
4 child combatants (my own very conservative estimate) +
100 civilians murdered by Hamas (source: Palestinian witness via Gatestone Institute) =

As is so often the case when it comes to Palestinian deaths, the numbers just don’t add up. My guess is that Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad lost several hundred terrorists in Shijaiyah on July 20, 2014, but they’ll never admit it.


That’s one of the stupidest lies I’ve ever heard. The IDF doesn’t go into combat surrounded by children. You know who does?


The Hamas video ends with the most grotesque fabrication of all.


There’s no evidence of that whatsoever.

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