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Israel Rescues Hostages From Terrorists; Guess How Media Are Spinning It?

Posted on | June 9, 2024 | 1 Comment

Yaakov Argamani hugs his daughter Noa

The Jewish world celebrated Saturday after a special forces raid rescued four Israelis held hostage by the Hamas terrorist group in Gaza:

Four Israeli hostages were rescued alive from Hamas captivity Saturday in a daring daylight operation in the central Gaza Strip, the military announced.
Noa Argamani, 26, Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 40, had been abducted from the Supernova music festival near the community of Re’im on the morning of October 7, when some 3,000 Hamas-led terrorists killed 1,200 people and took 251 hostages in a murderous rampage in southern Israel.
Officers of police’s elite Yamam counter-terrorism unit, along with Shin Bet agents, simultaneously raided two Hamas-controlled multi-story buildings in the heart of central Gaza’s Nuseirat, a joint statement said. Argamani was rescued at one site, while Meir Jan, Kozlov, and Ziv were at the second location.
Hundreds more soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces participated in the operation, according to the military.
Israel Defense Forces Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said the hostages were rescued by special forces while “under fire.”
Yamam Chief Inspector Arnon Zmora, who commanded the rescue team at the building where three hostages were being held, was critically wounded by Hamas fire. He was brought to an Israeli hospital, but died shortly after. The Hamas guards were killed in the exchange.

Heroic fighter dies rescuing hostages, terrorists killed — it’s the stuff of a blockbuster action film, and you would think everybody would be happy. But oh, not our “friends” in the media:

Israel rescues 4 hostages taken
in Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack, and
210 Palestinians are reported killed

Associated Press

Israel rescues four hostages in Gaza
but scores of Palestinians killed

Financial Times

Israel rescues four hostages in Gaza raid
that Hamas says kills 210 Palestinians


Gaza health ministry says
Israeli hostage rescue
killed 274 Palestinians


What’s important to the media is that, no matter what the facts may be, only members of Officially Approved Victim Groups are deserving of sympathy. Arabs and Muslims are victims of racism, according to the media calculus and so, even when they murder or kidnap innocent civilians, the real victims are the Palestinians. Thus, the headlines of stories about hostages being rescued from Hamas terrorists must include whatever propaganda claim the terrorists themselves make about it.

Implied by these headlines is that Palestinians killed during this incident (whatever Hamas says the number is, the media will dutifully report as if it were a proven fact) were all innocent civilians. The fact that Hamas is at war with Israel, that Hamas started this war by deliberately targeting civilians, and that in a guerrilla-type war such as this, many “civilians” are actively involved in the fighting — never mind any of that. Also, never mind that Hamas is a brutal gang of killers who would not hesitate to tell any lie that advances their “cause” (i.e., killing every Jew on the planet).

Never mind any of that, if you work in the media, where everybody seems to assume their job is to promote whatever “social justice” narrative is in vogue at the moment. If the current thing requires them to gin up sympathy for terrorist murderers, that’s what they’ll do. And that’s how homicidal Jew-haters became the media’s new heroes.


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One Response to “Israel Rescues Hostages From Terrorists; Guess How Media Are Spinning It?”

  1. IDF frees hostages, kills Hamas terrorists “innocent” Palestinians, Media hardest hit | If You are Left you ain't Right
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