Progressive America has excoriated Israel for "state-sanctioned terrorism" this week because its military forces have protected their country from an onslaught of Palestinian "protesters" from Gaza upset over the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
Now, Americans can hear a Hamas leader, in his own words, admit most of those killed in the violent clashes aren't innocent as the Western media claim.
What did the leader say?
In an interview Wednesday, senior Hamas official Salah Albardawil claimed that 50 of the 62 people killed were Hamas terrorists. Hamas is designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. government.
Senior Hamas official sets the record straight on who was killed in last Hamas-orchestrated riots: "50 of the 62 ma… https://t.co/H5XuzNzqSX— Jonathan Conricus (@Jonathan Conricus)1526476700.0
"In the last round of confrontations, if 62 people were martyred, 50 of them were Hamas," the leader said.
A crude translation of other remarks quote Albardawil claiming that 50 martyrs "rose" during the protests. Islamic terror groups celebrate those who are "martyred," as they believe their god will reward them in the afterlife.
Palestine even awards monetary compensation to families of known "martyred" terrorists.
Who are some of the 'victims'?
Hamas on Tuesday began to release the identities of some of those killed in the violent clashes. It turned out they weren't innocent victims, but members of the terrorist group's security unit.
Gaza: First martyrdom pictures coming in, ten killed were members of Hamas' internal security apparatus. https://t.co/ELm75Tpp25— Björn Stritzel (@Björn Stritzel)1526384739.0
Somehow "innocent protesters" from another terrorist organization, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is mostly funded by Iran, also died in the clashes:
Gaza: More martyrdom pictures, this time from Saraya al-Quds, the armed wing of Iran-sponsored Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Three of its members were killed at Khan Younis. pic.twitter.com/fGlnS7I4u8
— Björn Stritzel (@bjoernstritzel) May 15, 2018