Huffington Post UK political director Medhi Hasan is back on the Huffington Post pushing anti-Israel advocacy, despite his journalist position at the HP. We've encountered him before, and now he's back to spread more lies against Israel. The article title this time? "Debunking Israel's 11 Main Myths about Gaza, Hamas, and War Crimes." Don't wait for an article from Hasan debunking Palestinian myths of Gaza, of which there are dozens.
Before we get into debunking his debunking, let's quote a bit from the beginning of the article:
"Having said that [he doesn't support Hamas (what a moderate!)], however, in recent days I've been debating supporters of Israel's latest assault on Gaza on radio and on Twitter and I've been astonished not just by the sheer number of fact-free claims made by those supporters, but also by their confidence, slickness and sheer message discipline. According to the pro-Israel, pro-IDF crowd, Hamas is to blame for everything."
So Hasan himself admits he's been "debating" supporters of Israel on Twitter. Is this what an "objective journalist" is supposed to do? If he's actively debating people in the public forum, what do you think he's up to behind the scenes at the Huffington Post? Do you believe anything that he doesn't agree with will get published in the HP's UK politics section? He doesn't even pretend to be objective.
With that in mind, let's get to the myths!