After a day of riots in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and dozens of arrests, the media keeps describing the protests as “pro-Palestinian”.
Thousands of anti-Israel protesters clashed with police Saturday night after they refused to vacate the Bay Ridge street they had flooded for hours.
The “Flood Brooklyn for Palestine” demonstration devolved into chaos as night fell, with protesters completely shutting down traffic, screaming at police and lighting small fires in the middle of the roadways.
That’s the New York Post. Most of the rest of the media is worse.
Hundreds call for ceasefire in Gaza at Brooklyn rally – CBS New York
The New York Post accurately headlined it as, “Thousands of NYC protesters demand eradication of Israel”.
Yet what’s notable here is the refusal to connect the dots.
The Hamas name for its attack, in which over 1,000 people were massacred, children were murdered or kidnapped, women were raped, was “Al Aqsa Flood”.
The “Flood Brooklyn for Palestine” name is not coincidental.
One of the rally sponsors is Samidoun, which was banned in Israel as a terrorist front group, and which was recently banned in Germany.
I discussed Samidoun’s response in a recent article on nonprofit Hamas supporters.
Samidoun responded to the Hamas attacks by promoting banners featuring “solidarity with Al Aqsa Flood”, the name of the Hamas operation, a rally calling for “solidarity with the heroic resistance”, and another one urging “let’s celebrate”.
Samidoun’s support for Hamas atrocities, including the kidnapping of Israeli women and children, was made clear in its Instagram post boasting that, “the resistance” is “seizing occupation settlers” and hailed the “resistance operation, titled the Al-Aqsa Flood by Mohammed Deif, commander in chief of the Izz el-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas”.
It’s not a ceasefire rally, it’s a Hamas rally.
None of what I described requires a major research operation. Just the most basic knowledge of what happened and a quick glance at who’s behind the rally. Any reporter could do it in 5 minutes. They are deliberately choosing not to do it.