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The Al Jazeera ‘journalist’ Israel killed was a terrorist

"Al Jazeera journalist laments son killed in Israeli strike in Gaza - ABC News"

Israeli forces during Gaza ground operations, Jan. 11, 2024. Credit: IDF.
Israeli forces during Gaza ground operations, Jan. 11, 2024. Credit: IDF.
Daniel Greenfield
Daniel Greenfield is an Israeli-born journalist who writes for conservative publications.

Here’s a sample of the media’s shameless war propaganda about the death of Hamza al-Dahdouh, the son of Al Jazeera’s Gaza bureau chief.

“A Palestinian journalist loses another son in an Israeli strike, but vows to keep reporting” – NBC News

“Al Jazeera Journalist Loses Another Child in Gaza Airstrike” – Daily Beast

“Al Jazeera journalist laments son killed in Israeli strike in Gaza” – ABC News

(The child in question was a 27-year-old terrorist.)

Secretary of State Blinked mourned him.

“I am a parent myself, I can’t begin to imagine the horror that he has experienced, not once, but now twice. This is an unimaginable tragedy and that’s also been the case for far too many innocent Palestinian men, women, children,” he said.

The media showed little interest in Israel’s explanation of how Hamza al-Dahdouh met his 72 virgins.

“The IDF told AFP that it ‘struck a terrorist who operated an aircraft that posed a threat to IDF troops,’ adding that it was ‘aware of the reports that during the strike, two other suspects who were in the same vehicle as the terrorist were also hit.’”

There are more details now. According to The Jerusalem Post:

“IDF Chief Spokesman Brig. Gen. Daniel Hagari on Wednesday night presented evidence to prove that two Gazan journalists killed by the IDF on Sunday were terrorists.

“Regarding Hamza Al-Dahdouh, the son of Al Jazeera’s chief correspondent in Gaza, Wael Al-Dahdouh, Hagari said that Israeli forces had found Islamic Jihad internal documents in their various command centers in Gaza proving he was part of their terror ranks.

“The IDF presented a copy of the document in Arabic, which it said listed Hamza as a dual-hat terrorist-journalist for Islamic Jihad.

“Documents also said that Hamza had previously served as a terrorist battalion leader for the Zeitoun area of northern Gaza and that he was still currently responsible for firing Islamic Jihad rockets in that area.

“Hagari said that similar documents were found by Israeli forces in Hamas command centers linking the other journalist, Mustafa Thuraya, to Hamas.

“He said the documents said that Thuraya was a deputy chief of a terror cell.

“Further, Hagari said that both had been involved in activating drones which caused danger to Israeli forces and which led to the air strike against them.”

Expect the media to disregard this latest piece of evidence while maintaining the myth of Gaza’s “martyred journalists.”

The reality is that Gaza doesn’t have journalists. It’s a territory run by Hamas. Anyone who operates there does so under the aegis of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist groups.

This is what a “Gaza journalist” looks like (this is not either of the two men mentioned in the article):

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