With very little attention given to the fact that the terrorist organization Hamas, which runs Gaza, was directing its people to storm the security fence that lines the Israeli border, CBS anchor Jeff Glor and Foreign correspondent Holly Williams lament the deaths and painted Israel as the oppressive villain killing civilians in a “dance with death” at the border. CBS Evening News effectively doubled down on their network’s obnoxious anti-Israel coverage from earlier Monday morning.
“Mr. Trump said our greatest hope is for peace. The reality today was violence especially in Gaza, however,” Glor chided as he was leading into Williams’ report. “Israeli soldiers shot and killed more than 50 Palestinians, more than 1,200 were hurt,” he added. He failed to mention that those numbers were provided by the Palestinian Authority, which has a long and documented history of inflating numbers and even faking deaths. The rest of the media was eager to run with those dubious numbers as well.
Williams began her report by talking about how angry the Palestinians were about the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem, Israel’s capital. “Men and women threw rocks,” she touted as if it was a sign of how progressive they were. Strangely she then followed that up with an assertion that it was supposed to be a peaceful protest. “And while many protestors were peaceful, some started fires along the border fence with Israel.”
“Palestinians want to return to land they fled in 1948, when the state of Israel was founded. And they are furious over what they say is American bias towards Israel,” she sighed. Williams worried that “with their slingshot and burning tires the protestors, including six children who were reportedly killed today, seem to be losing their lives for nothing.”
She spoke with one Palestinian who was willing to die encroaching on the security fence. “Dancing with death is the only way to show their desperation” she explained.
The lack of context in Williams’ report was absolutely embarrassing. “These protests are also fueled by economics. Gaza has been blockaded for more than 10 years now. Nearly half of young people can’t find jobs, while most families depend on humanitarian aid,” she bemoaned. But she neglected to mention the fact their depression was actually the fault of Hamas and not a terrible situation caused by the Jewish state.
Williams noted that Hamas had ordered people to amass on the border, but she described the organization as just “the militant group that has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007.” That description is dubious at best. Of course, her description hid the fact that Hamas was really just a terrorist organization that funnels foreign aid into its activities and even trains kids to carry out attacks.
She huffed about Israel’s blockade but apparently didn’t think it was important to mention it was to stem the delivery of Iranian missiles. Hamas used civilian facilities to launch those missiles and rain down terror on Israeli civilians. Glor noted the cross-border war from 2014 but omitted how it was to cripple Hamas’ ability to launch said attacks. It was also to destroy the elaborate tunnel system that was constructed with building materials that were supposed to be used for civilian infrastructure.
This anti-Israel nonsense just goes to show that the liberal media have no interest in reporting the truth when it comes to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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CBS Evening News
May 14, 2018
6:35 PM Eastern
JEFF GLOR: Mr. Trump said our greatest hope is for peace. The reality today was violence especially in Gaza, however. Palestinians, who hope to make East Jerusalem their capital stage mass demonstrations, setting fires and throwing firebombs and stones across the border into Israel. Israeli soldiers shot and killed more than 50 Palestinians, more than 1,200 were hurt.
HOLLY WILLIAMS: They were angry today in Gaza about the new U.S. Embassy. Men and women threw rocks. And while many protestors were peaceful, some started fires along the border fence with Israel. They’ve been demonstrating here for six weeks now. 40,000 of them today according to Israel. Encouraged by Hamas, the militant group that has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007.
Israeli soldiers dropped tear gas canisters from drones. They’ve already dropped leaflets warning Palestinians not to get too close to the fence. And when they did, the Israelis used live ammunition. There are casualties coming back from the fence. Some of them have been shot and it is utter chaos here.
Palestinians want to return to land they fled in 1948, when the state of Israel was founded. And they are furious over what they say is American bias towards Israel. But with their slingshot and burning tires the protestors, including six children who were reportedly killed today, seem to be losing their lives for nothing. But many Palestinians like [Arabic name], who want to study for a master’s degree believe dancing with death is the only way to show their desperation.
You have a very bright future, are you willing to die there?
PALESTINIAN MAN: Dying here is the only way of at least expressing our feeling to the world. Show them that we are dying every day here.
WILLIAMS: These protests are also fueled by economics. Gaza has been blockaded for more than 10 years now. Nearly half of young people can’t find jobs, while most families depend on humanitarian aid.
[Cuts back to live]
GLOR: Holly, just incredible images from Gaza today. We should note that Turkey and South Africa have recalled their ambassadors from Israel. You’ve been reporting in Gaza for several days now, what is it like there tonight?
WILLIAMS: Jeff, there is a lot of grief here in Gaza. They’ll be burying many of their dead tomorrow. But in general here in the Gaza Strip, most people are just trying to get on with their lives. Despite frequent power cuts and shortages of the goods that they need.