The Wall Street Journal. Hamas Becoming More Peaceful?
Hamas never educed its efforts to kill Israelis if the opportunity presents itself. But Israeli security tactics -- perhaps most critically, the security wall, have helped reduce those opportunities. The Hamas terror war effectively was ended in thanks to the vigilance of IDF forces.
In that context, the Wall Street Journal seems to be trying to revise recent history:
Hamas has scaled back its use of violence in recent years, halting suicide bombings and reining in the firing of rockets at Israel. Still, Hamas militants in the West Bank were responsible for a number of shootings of Israeli settlers in the West Bank last year. Last month, Hamas militants in Gaza fired an antitank missile at an Israeli school bus, killing one child.
There is a difference between halting suicide bombings and being prevented from launching suicide bombings. And for every rocket attack Hamas has "reigned in", it has likely launched at least 10 others.
Even if the first line of the paragraph were true, the rest of the paragraph utterly contradicts it.
There is double-talk and double-think. The WSJ is guilty of both.
Jonathon Narvey is the Editor of The Propagandist