In a recent phase on how Hamas “frames the civilian casualties” of Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, CNN’s Jake Tapper starts out by acknowledging that we “do know that harmless civilians in Gaza continue to be killed by Israeli strikes”. It is not possible to “not be influenced by these horrific illustrations or photos that we’re seeing”, he states, as the humanitarian crisis in the enclave grows “increasingly dire”.
What is the solution, then? In Tapper’s look at, evidently, it is for Israel to continue on killing innocent civilians and presiding about a humanitarian disaster, due to the fact it is all Hamas’s fault anyway.
Close to the commencing of the section, we are shown a clip of Queen Rania of Jordan responding to those people who argue that a ceasefire will help Hamas – an argument she states quantities to “endorsing and justifying the dying of hundreds of civilians”.
Then it is back to Tapper, who phone calls Queen Rania’s remarks an “interesting change of phrase” and goes on to question condescendingly irrespective of whether it did not arise to Hamas, when the organisation undertook its procedure on October 7, that Israel would “retaliate in a way that