For the duration of Operation Protective Edge, all posts concerning the conflict here at HUFF-WATCH will employ the above sub-banner, to remind readers new and old that the Huffington Post has been reliably turning facts on their heads in order to do Hamas's PR for it.
|Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23.|
On August 1 at 9:30am local time, Hamas terrorists emerged from a terror tunnel, murdered two IDF soldiers and kidnapped a third, Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23.
All of this was confirmed by Israeli and Western media by 8:00am EST (HuffPost's time zone).
Instead of accurately reporting what caused the end of the cease-fire, HuffPost made it appear in a splash headline (screencap taken at 10:30am EST) that neither side was responsible, and that the cessation of hostilities happened through unknown causes:
Note that HuffPost says only Israel accuses Hamas of violating the cease-fire, and says nothing about the fact that hours earlier:
- The White House called Hamas's actions a "barbaric" breach of the cease-fire.
- Qatar and Egypt, which brokered the cease-fire, are infuriated that Hamas's actions have caused their credibility has evaporate.
HuffPost has now turned the headline imagery for this "news" story into a sympathy plea for Palestinians:
Just another day at the office for Hamas's largest Western online mouthpiece, the Huffington Post. As a reminder, some earlier examples: