"They Were Only Children." I have never seen worse anti-Israel propaganda disinformation than this @nytimes piece in my 40+ yrs of defending #Israel in media trenches.
Every child's death is a disaster, but the Times presents a blood libel vs Israel.
2/ "At least 66 children under age 18 were killed in #Gaza," the NYT writes with pics of angelic kids. Per bios, most were killed by "Israeli airstrikes."
"At least 2 kids in Gaza "MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED killed when Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel that fell short"
3/ Let's deal with #Hamas rockets 1st.
15% of 4,000 rockets fell shot & landed in #Gaza, that's = to 600 deadly bombs. Gaza isn't the densest spot on earth, but so many Hamas bombs falling can't miss Palestinians.
This is what a suicide rocket looks like
4/ Many rocket launchers were hidden among in #Gaza's civilians. If a launcher fires 6-8 rockets volleys, how many Israelis could die?
If the launcher is targeted, who killed ppl nearby?
If the missiles on the launcher explode, who's responsible?
5/ NYT: "Israel’s strikes were indiscriminate & disproportionate."
That's not what UNRWA head in Gaza said: he "would not dispute" Israel's claim that its airstrikes were "very precise," noting that "they didn't hit, w/ some exceptions, civilian targets."
NYT: "Gaza is already a very violent & terrorizing experience for children b/c they are under constant military rule.”
Uhh, who rules #Gaza? Only #Hamas led by Y Sinwar who arms a kid & hides behind him.
His actions are war crimes, So's the Hamas camp.
7/ NYT: "Children in #Gaza say they commonly suffer from post-traumatic."

Israeli kids are immune to PTSD? They can't even trust balloons or toys that land in the schoolyards.
There's no doubt that Gazan children are suffering, but who's responsible?
Shame on you, @nytimes
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13 May
1/#HamasAttack Reports of Hamas flying drones against Israel. I've been waiting for this. Hamas has been training to use suicide drones & for spying.
Here's 1st of a thread.
1 #Iran-designed Ababil.
2 Quad-drones used for spying. Used by "photographer" during fence rioting
2/ How does #Hamas get its quad-drones? These models were smuggled in through crossing pts from Israel as "toys."
Besides spying, drones like this were used by ISIS to drop grenades on coalition forces.
Hamas had a drone lab in Tunisia w a drone wizard (who met an untimely end).
3/ That's no innocent toy deployed in Iraq!
Don't forget, even balloons have been weaponized by #Hamas.
Read 7 tweets
13 May
1/ The #HamasAttack on #Israel is reinforced this morning by the noxious 2-pronged NYT attack by @PeterBeinart (Palestinians Deserve to Return Home) & @NickKristof (Your Taxes in Israel).
Both see the Sheikh Jarrah land dispute as part of the original sin.
Proof they're wrong.
2/ This pic was taken in front of #SheikhJarrah in Apr 1918 on Jewish Lag B'Omer holiday. The kids are returning to homes in #Jerusalem's Old City from shrine of Tomb of Shimon Hatzaddik. The large empty area behind them is Sheikh Jarrah.
Jews owned land there, near the tomb.
3/ This pic was taken ~1955 entitled "Threshing floor in Jerusalem, #SheikhJarrah Quarter" (under Jordanian administration). Threshing floor = empty.
BTW: The road that veers to the right goes to Mt Scopus. It's where the Arabs massacred 78 Jews in the Hadassah Hospital Convoy.
Read 7 tweets
13 May
Palestinian: "Every rocket falling on Tel Aviv has #Soleimani's signature on it."
By @Kredo0. freebeacon.com/national-secur…
2/ The #Hamas-#Iran ties are very strong, but not publicized by the Western press. Hamas head, Ismail Haniyeh, delivered the eulogy at Soleimani’s funeral. Sitting with him was head of Islamic Jihad, Ismail Haniyeh, who was well-known to #Soleimani.
The two had special seating...
3/ Hamas' Haniyeh and PIJ's Nakhala sat RIGHT BEHIND the Supreme Leader @khamenei_ir and Pres @HassanRouhani at the #Soleimani funeral. Only the bodyguards separated them.
BTW in front of Haniyeh is the next likely SLeader, Chief Justice Ebrahim Raisi, crying at the funeral.
Read 5 tweets
12 May
1/ Thrall -- A little bit of research would have shown you the fire was a tree on the al Aqsa plaza set afire by a Palestinian demonstrator with fireworks used to attack Israeli police.
A little more research about the Western Wall plaza would have brought you to my analysis.
2/ Together with the adjacent Jewish Quarter, which had been demolished by the Jordanians, the neighborhood" was nothing more than decaying slums built on rubble. Reuters itself describes the Mughrabi Quarter as “ramshackle.”
3/ From1948-1967, Jewish access to the Wall was totally banned; but the pre-1948 situation was hardly tolerable for Jewish worshippers. After navigating through a labyrinth of dangerous, narrow alleyways, Jews praying at the Wall found a cramped area of approx 120 sq meters.
Read 6 tweets
11 May
Lessons so far from #HamasAttack: 1/
1. Hamas has been arming, planning for a major war for yrs.
2. Israel misjudged Hamas' intentions, believing that it would always be same-old w/out need for major Israeli campaign.
3. Hamas massed rockets for major barrages vs single target.
Lessons 2/
4. #Hamas sought to overload Iron Dome with major barrage vs Ashkelon, & it succeeded.
5. Israel will not fall into trap of looking for ceasefire or a 40-day war.
6. Hamas (like Hizb in Leb) has 100+ dug-in rocket batteries. Israeli airforce hunting them.
Lessons 3/
7. Israel cannot permit a return to Hamas rocket drizzle. It will require "root canal treatment" to go after launchers, HQ, warehouses, etc. Will that mean an IDF ground operation?

8. Israel will attempt to cut off heads of snakes & destroy Hamas' infrastructure.
Read 5 tweets
10 May
#BREAKING #HAMAS opened war vs #Israel w 7 rockets fired toward #Jerusalem & dozens against civilian communities & cities.

Message to Washington. Your even-handed messages to all sides are NOT welcomed in #Israel and will be received by many as malevolent.
All in or nothing.
2/ #BREAKING #HAMAS may have believed #Israel is is weak because of government disfunction, or #Israel can no longer depend on US b/c of the new Administration.

They are deadly mistaken. Israel's resolution - and anger - have never been higher.
And US even-handedness be damned
3/ BREAKING #HAMAS may discover tonight that its leaders Deif, Sinwar, and others are buried under family homes.

Hamas has been stockpiling & improving weapons, storing them in residential areas.
Maybe the IDF must change terminology: Hamas hides civilians amid military targets
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