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Hamas Recycles Pictures of Syrian Dead

And claims them as Palestinian dead

by
Adam Chandler
November 15, 2012
A Picture from Syrian Uprising Used by Hamas(Akamaihd)

A Picture from Syrian Uprising Used by Hamas(Akamaihd)

We’ll have more on the PR war being waged on both Twitter and Facebook later, but for now, a disturbing update about Hamas, which is using pictures of children that have been injured or killed in Syria and sending them out through social media to show them as Palestinian dead.

Hamas, Hezbollah, and their ilk have long used images of children as a cudgel to portray Israelis as a wanton murderers of children, even as the IDF remains the only force that doesn’t target civilians. I doubt this is the last we’ll see of it.

Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.