Today’s N.Y. Daily News is not in total disagreement with the White House, there is even an opinion piece contained therein parroting the official Trumpian claim the Hamas is responsible for the IDF’s use of live ammunition and snipers to quell yesterday’s protest at Gaza’s
“The rejectionists insist that Israel and America brought the violence on by opening a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. But the recognition of Israel’s capital by its closest ally is patent pretext.
For Hamas, the initial and enduring sin is that little supposed blot on the map where Jews are allowed to live, protected by law and governing their own affairs. Even after a 2017 revision, Hamas’ charter calls for the “complete liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea.” It continues: “The resistance to occupation, by all means and methods, is a legitimate right guaranteed by divine laws, customs and international laws.”
The Op-ed fails to mention that by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the U.S. has effectively dashed the hopes and dreams of Palestinians that East Jerusalem will one day be the capital of a Palestinian homeland.
That is not on Hamas, that belong to Trump.
But they did their bit for fair and balanced, I suppose.
No matter that opinion buried deep in back pages, however, it is the opinion expressed on the above cover that New Yorkers will wake up to this morning.
I could not find the accompanying article on the paper’s website, but you can read it here:
Pray for peace.
Pray for Palestine
Pray for us all.