This research, which is mostly based on Israeli sources, shows that the October 7, 2023, Hamas operation was a well-executed military action that resulted in the deaths of about 800 Israeli civilians, not a terrorist attack by ruthless killers as claimed by Israeli propaganda and disseminated by Western media.
Notably, the Israelis themselves were primarily responsible for the majority of the civilian losses. The horrifying tales of mass rape and beheaded infants have disappeared. Still, the American-Israeli narrative has been ingrained in Western consciousness.
All you get from Zionists and their media partners is the portrayal of Hamas as Jew-hating terrorists (while Israel, of course, is not a terrorist state and seems to love the Palestinians…).
Their demonization is not limited to Hamas, but is also directed against Iran. They absurdly claim that Iran is anti-Semitic because it opposes a racist Zionist state. Ayatollah Khamenei said, speaking alongside senior Iranian officials at the 33rd International Islamic Unity Conference: “The disappearance of Israel does not mean the disappearance of the Jewish people, because we have nothing against Jews.”
“Wiping out Israel means that the Palestinian people, including Muslims, Christians and Jews, should be able to determine their fate and get rid of thugs such as [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu,” Khamenei continued, according to Iranian media.
For a change, we give the floor to Osama Hamdan, Hamas leader in Lebanon and member of the Hamas leadership:
“We never had problems with the Jews, in Palestine or in the rest of the Arab world. The problems of the Jews started in Europe. They were expelled from England, from France, and from Spain. Germany executed them in their gas chambers.“
“Every time Europe expelled them, the Jews came to our land and lived here peacefully. They could practice their religion and they were active members of society as lawyers, businessmen, etc.”
“The problem arises when they become an occupying force. It is not a question of Jews but of occupation. If the occupation ends, our problems will end. And we know that there are many Jews all over the world who reject the occupation and support the Palestinians in their right to resist and want to be free.“
The 1988 Hamas charter talked about the destruction of Israel, but the 2017 charter no longer talks about that. Hamas wanted to become a political movement and needed support from the Arab mainstream. The new charter is absolutely not against the Jewish people. Moreover, Hamas has accepted the borders of June 1967, compatible with UN resolutions, and therefore implicitly recognizes Israel in the 1967 borders.
Since 2021, Hamas has tried to negotiate with the Israeli government over prisoners, including children, many without charge. Israel rejected the negotiations. The Israelis have never perceived Palestinians as partners, and never taken them seriously, and every ceasefire between Hamas and Israel that has been broken has usually been broken by Israel, not Hamas.
Since you can’t get it from the mainstream media, which is not interested in factual, fair and objective information, here is a summary of Hamas’ goals for its October 7, 2023 military operation:
- To bring back children and women held in torturous conditions and without trial
- The re-establishment of a Palestinian state on the radar
- To end the daily desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque*
- To wear down Israel, or at least sway public opinion worldwide in their favor, as they anticipated an extremely violent overreaction by Israel.
*Hamas called its attack on October 7, 2023 “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood“.
Monsters or humans?
The Israeli government wants the world to believe that Hamas is a monster. Ironically, it is a monster created by the Jewish state of all people, as the Washington Post and other media reported.
Since, according to Israeli propaganda, the Hamas monster is said to treat the Israeli hostages in the most heinous manner, the Israeli government has forbidden reporters to ask questions about the conditions of the hostages’ detention or their physical and mental well-being.
Israel restricted media access to the freed hostages after Yocheved Lifshitz, 85, one of the two women released by Hamas on October 24, 2023, on humanitarian grounds, said in an on-camera interview that she had been treated well during her two-week captivity in the besieged Palestinian enclave.
“Hamas treated us gently and met all our needs,” Lifshitz told reporters in Tel Aviv after her release.
Despite Israeli restrictions, relatives of some of the hostages released by Hamas have provided details about the conditions of their captivity.
In addition, most of the released hostages appeared to be in good physical condition and were able to walk and talk normally.
Danielle Aloni was released by Hamas along with her 6-year-old daughter Emilia as part of a temporary ceasefire agreement between the Palestinian resistance group and Israeli occupation forces on November 24, TRT World reported on the first day of the four-day truce in Gaza.
The released Israeli prisoners smiled and said “thank you” and “goodbye” to the Hamas fighters on their release, the Indian newspaper Hindustan Times reported.
It must have come as a huge shock to the Israeli government and its supporters to learn that she had left Hamas a “thank you letter” thanking them for their “kindness and exceptional humanity”.
The image of the purported letter shows that it was written by Danielle Aloni in her own handwriting in Hebrew. The image of the letter, along with its English and Arabic translation, was published by the Palestinian resistance groups and is now being widely circulated.
In the letter, Danielle praises Hamas, especially for treating her daughter “like a queen.”
“Children should not be held captive, but thanks to you and the other good people we met along the way, my daughter feels like a queen in Gaza and admits she generally feels like she is the center of the world”, she wrote in her letter.
“On our long journey, we encountered individuals from various ranks and leadership, and each one treated her with gentleness, warmth, and love”, she added.
The first picture shows Palestinians gathered around the remains of a charity building in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli airstrike earlier this week, according to the Washington Post.