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Top Secret Hamas Command Bunker in Gaza Revealed
Tablet Magazine ^ | July 29, 2014

Posted on 07/29/2014 7:37:13 PM PDT by george76

And why reporters won’t talk about it.

The idea that one of Hamas’ main command bunkers is located beneath Shifa Hospital in Gaza City is one of the worst-kept secrets of the Gaza war. So why aren’t reporters in Gaza ferreting it out? The precise location of a large underground bunker equipped with sophisticated communications equipment and housing some part of the leadership of a major terrorist organization beneath a major hospital would seem to qualify as a world-class scoop—the kind that might merit a Pulitzer, or at least a Polk.

So why isn’t the fact that Hamas uses Shifa Hospital as a command post making headlines? In part, it’s because the location is so un-secret that Hamas regularly meets with reporters there. On July 15, for example, William Booth of the Washington Post wrote that the hospital “has become a de facto headquarters for Hamas leaders, who can be seen in the hallways and offices.” Back in 2006, PBS even aired a documentary showing how gunmen roam the halls of the hospital, intimidate the staff, and deny them access to protected locations within the building—where the camera crew was obviously prohibited from filming. Yet the confirmation that Hamas is using Gaza City’s biggest hospital as its de facto headquarters was made in the last sentence of the eighth paragraph of Booth’s story—which would appear to be the kind of rookie mistake that is known in journalistic parlance as “burying the lede.”

But Booth is no rookie—he’s an experienced foreign reporter, which means that he buried the lede on purpose. Why?

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reporting only the news that Hamas deems fit to print from Shifa Hospital isn’t actually reporting at all: It’s propaganda.

(Excerpt) Read more at tabletmag.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Egypt; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; egypt; enemedia; gaza; gazacity; hamas; iran; israel; media; mediabias; memebuilding; msm; msn; newspapers; oldmedia; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; shifa; shifahospital; sinai; syria; waronterror
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1 posted on 07/29/2014 7:37:13 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Because the LSM hates Jews as much as Hamas.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 7:41:14 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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It's really very simple. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Islam is against western civilization. So is liberalism and the main stream media. That makes them allies.

3 posted on 07/29/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are much like bananas. They start off green, turn yellow then rot.)
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To: george76

You have to read the foreign press to know what’s happening that the US press won’t report.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 7:43:21 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: george76
Was Obama’s portrait hanging on the wall?
5 posted on 07/29/2014 7:44:17 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: george76
fill it full of pig guts and pig crap and seal it up...
6 posted on 07/29/2014 7:46:54 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: george76

Those towel-headed cockroaches will hide anywhere.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 7:47:00 PM PDT by boycott
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To: george76

You’d think a military headquarters underneath a hospital would tell reporters something. Apparently not.


8 posted on 07/29/2014 7:48:51 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: SkyDancer

I agree, but I believe this particular news/website is based here in the states (NY).


9 posted on 07/29/2014 7:51:18 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: george76

which would appear to be the kind of rookie mistake that is known in journalistic parlance as “burying the lede.”

Or if you’re not a rookie, it’s called hard-hitting reporting. To non-reporters it’s known as lying.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 7:53:01 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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11 posted on 07/29/2014 7:54:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: george76

Blow it all up.


12 posted on 07/29/2014 7:55:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jane Long

FNC has been very high-pitched all day about this... apparently Israel is going to open up a much-delayed and deeply necessary infernal can of whoop-ass.

Do it, Bibi, speak to them in the only language they understand. They want to drive you into the sea? Drive them into hell.


13 posted on 07/29/2014 7:55:24 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: UCANSEE2

There’s mountains in Gaza??


14 posted on 07/29/2014 7:59:16 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: george76
Sorry, that was the wrong hospital.

Here is the one in Gaza.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: canuck_conservative
Islamabad.

It's all bad when it comes to Islam.

16 posted on 07/29/2014 8:00:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: canuck_conservative

Uh... I goofed.


17 posted on 07/29/2014 8:00:32 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Paladin2

Gaza Delenda Est


18 posted on 07/29/2014 8:01:45 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: txhurl

Let’s Roll


19 posted on 07/29/2014 8:02:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: bramps

I wouldn’t doubt it. With lipstick imprints, no less.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 8:03:25 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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