By K Walker,
It’s often helpful to look to media outlets outside of North America to get a different perspective on events occurring on the other side of the world.
The problem is that language is a barrier for most of us. This is where MEMRI comes in. MEMRI is an independent, non-partisan 501(c)(3) that translates news reports and videos from the Middle East and South Asia.
A recent video posted on MEMRI’s website is of Saudi journalist Abdulaziz Alkhamis speaking on a video uploaded to the Diwan Al-Mulla channel. This Kuwaiti YouTube show deals with news and current events.
In the clip, Alkhamis said that Hamas is just a tool of Iran, Gaza is being destroyed due to the “stupidity” of Hamas and its leaders, and that Hamas uses Gaza’s women and children to fuel the war. He also said that they’d come to regret the terror attack on October 7 because Israel is resolved to eliminate Hamas entirely.
Here’s a transcript of what Alkhamis said:
ABDULAZIZ ALKHAMIS: Iran has recently entered the fray, and it has been exploiting Hamas in the service of its interests. Hamas is just a tool. Forget all the talk about religious faith, liberation, and the [Al-Aqsa] “Flood.” Where did this “flood” reach? Ten kilometers into Israel? Or are we talking about the rockets they fire? Ultimately, the destruction in Gaza is unbearable. This destruction was caused by the stupidity of Hamas, their leaders, and their policy. Hassan Nasrallah has said it before: “Had I known it, I would not have done it.” Hamas will also say it afterwards, but this time, it does not seem that Israel will do what it did in Lebanon. This time they will uproot Hamas and deny Iran… The issue goes beyond Hamas and the Islamic Jihad. This is an Iranian-Israeli war whose victims are the children of Gaza. If the Hamas leaders were real men, and if they had a modicum of humanity, they would not use their women and children as fuel for a war in which they themselves are mere tools. In addition, they entered the kibbutzim and rural areas, captured old ladies and (young) women, slaughtered people, burned bodies, and raped women and they call this “Al-Aqsa Flood”? Al-Aqsa is too pure and honorable to be used in such operations.
I have no idea who that guy is or his views other than that 90-second clip, but he appears to be spot on. It certainly tracks with what Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh has said on camera from the comfort and safety of Qatar.
IN HIS OWN WORDS: Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh, from the comfort of his home in Qatar: "We need the blood of women, children, and the elderly of #Gaza… so as to awaken our revolutionary spirit."
Listen to this vile terrorist scum sacrifice his own people, while living in the… pic.twitter.com/GL7ZTfa5Dw
— Embassy of Israel to the USA | #IsraelUSA75 (@IsraelinUSA) October 27, 2023
Here’s the transcript:
ISMAIL HANIYEH: I have said this before, and I say it time again: The blood of the women, children, and elderly… I am not saying that this blood is calling for your (help). We are the ones who need this blood so it awakens within us the revolutionary spirit, so it awakens within us resolve, so it awakens within us the spirit of challenge and (pushes us) to move forward.
It’s no coincidence that the same people who shout “from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, Palestine will be free” and whose charter explicitly calls for genocide of the Jews is hoping to have a holocaust of their own that they can blame… on the Jewish nation of Israel. Every civilian death on both sides is a boon to their cause because they know that the (largely) antisemitic journos will eat it up.
Imagine what would happen if the college students protesting on behalf of the innocent residents of Gaza heard that the leader of Hamas is hoping for a lot of civilian casualties and specifically singled out women, children, and the elderly — it just might shock them into reality.
Meanwhile, they won’t know that he said that because the ol’ “Gray Lady” ain’t what she used to be, and neither is the rest of the Propaganda Press.
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