Making Hamas Disappear: Amira Hass’s journalistic sleight of hand evokes fictitious Gaza

“In a highly imaginative piece of historical fiction, Amira Hass paints a portrait of a world gone by, ‘Segregating Gazans has made them easier to demonise’, Comment is Free, June 8.

To read Ms Hass’s piece without knowing any better is to come away with the distinct impression that the Israeli jackboot had stomped out what was once a quaint Swiss canton. Up until 1991, so goes the narrative, Gaza was a bucolic landscape filled with innocent, uncomplicated natives who were perfectly content to shuffle into Israeli towns in order to work in “every restaurant, clothing factory, garage and construction site.

Her op-ed piece displays an utter disregard for historical fact or implication. The reason for this is that Ms Hass’s essay is undergirded by a dogmatic set of beliefs that are fundamentally immune to the unbearable light of veracity or critical scrutiny…”

To read this essay in its entirety as posted on CiF Watch, click here.

4 thoughts on “Making Hamas Disappear: Amira Hass’s journalistic sleight of hand evokes fictitious Gaza

  1. Here is where Amira shows whats wacko she is.
    After Israel killed Yassin in 04 after he ordered thousands of terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians, Amira wrote this article.

    Amira says, It knows it has the backing of a majority of the Israeli public, which is convinced that this time, but really this time, the targeted assassination will bring us closer to a respite and to Palestinian surrender.

    Amira believes its Palestinians surrender when Israel targets an Islamo Nazi seeing there civilians are being blown to bits by Palestinian suicide bombers ordered by Yassin, who are deliberately targeting elderly Holocaust survivors at Passover Seders, teenagers in pizza parlours, buses, disco’s, cafe’s, restaurants and every other place Palestinians can massacre Israeli civilians.


  2. These are the Islamo Nazis Amira supports.
    Hamas celebrates 10th anniversary of Netanya Passover massacre
    March 27, 2012

    Maybe I missed it, but I don’t recall seeing any Arabs protesting against this attack, or writing anguished op-eds about how a fellow Muslim could have done such a thing. No Arab groups popped up on college campuses calling for solidarity with Jews against terror. There were no UN resolutions condemning the massacre.

    But there was a PA-sponsored soccer tournament in Tulkarem named after the suicide bomber.
    73% of Palestinians Believe Jews Should Be Killed Wherever They Hide
    Jim Hoft
    Hamas MP: A Palestinian Who Kills One Jew Will Be Rewarded As If He Killed 30 Million
    Hamas Cleric Calls for Extermination of Jews
    Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
    April 19, 2009
    April 01, 2012
    Hamas celebrates anniversary of Haifa restaurant bombing

    Hamas newspaper Palestine Times has a featured article celebrating the ten year anniversary of the bombing of the Arab-owned Matza restaurant in Haifa, that killed 16 Israeli civilians. The article includes photos of the bomber as well as of the devastation to the restaurant, whose roof collapsed from the force of the explosion.
    Manly Palestinian Arab hero who murdered little old Jewish ladies at Passover massacre.
    Hamas Foreign Minister “Zahar:”After we defeat the Zionists we will persecute them… we will persecute them to eternity”
    May 14, 08
    Sheikh Muhammed Siyam, a Hamas military leader.
    “I’ve been told to restrict or restrain what I say. . . . I hope no one is recording me or taking any pictures, as none are allowed . . . because I’m going to speak the truth to you,” Siyam reportedly said at the conference. “It’s simple. Finish off the Israelis. Kill them all! Exterminate them! No peace ever! Do not bother to talk politics.”\
    Hamas celebrates 24th anniversary, brags it has killed 1365 Israelis
    Hamas also released some statistics for the occasion:
    1848 “martyrs”
    1365 Israelis killed
    6411 Israelis wounded
    1117 terror attacks
    87 suicide bomb missions
    11,093 rockets and mortars shot to Israel


  3. This is not looking good for the Amira and her ilk who opposed Israel going after the Islamo homicide murderers from Jenin in 02
    Elhanan Miller June 28, 2012,

    Hamas planned attacks on Knesset, airport during Second Intifada, rocket-maker says on his release from jail

    Operation Defensive Shield and, later, a factory blaze, thwarted plot to fire rockets from West Bank at prime Israeli targets


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