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Breitbart: WATCH: Hamas Propaganda Video Shows Three Hostages Berating Netanyahu

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What would a war be without propaganda from the bad guys?

Breitbart headlines: https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2023/10/30/watch-hamas-propaganda-video-shows-three-hostages-berating-netanyahu/

WATCH: Hamas Propaganda Video Shows Three Hostages Berating Netanyahu

The article reports:

“The Hamas terrorist group released a video Monday in which three of its hostages angrily turn on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and blame him for allowing the October 7 invasion.

The Times of Israel reports the identities of the three women, whose statement was almost certainly dictated by their captors, are not immediately clear.

The Times report continues:

“As the IDF intensifies its operation in the Gaza Strip, Hamas is thought to be employing various psychological manipulations to sow division and weaken Israelis’ resolve, while using the negotiations for the release of the estimated 240 captives it is holding to buy time and resources for its military campaign.

The Jerusalem Post has released the video on social media.

The description provided by Hamas read: “A number of Zionist prisoners held by Al-Qassam send a message to Netanyahu and the Zionist government.”

Here is a full translation:

Bibi Netanyahu, greetings.We are in captivity, the captivity of Hamas, twenty-three — how many days? — twenty-three days.Yesterday was the press conference with the families of the hostages.We know that there was the suggestion of a ceasefire. You said you would free all of us. You were obligated to free all of us. And instead of that, we carry the burden — political, security, military, official — of you, because of the crime that you did on the 7th of October, because the army wasn’t there, nobody arrived, nobody protected us, and we, simple citizens, citizens who pay taxes to the State of Israel, are in captivity. With conditions, without conditions, you are killing us. You will kill us. You want to kill all of us. You want the IDF to kill all of us. It’s not enough that you slaughtered all of them? Not enough Israeli citizens have died? Free. Free us now. Free their [Palestinian] citizens, free their prisoners, free us, free — free all of us, let us, let us return to our families, now! Now! Now! Now! Now!”

For those with a historical memory, propaganda of this sort was standard operating procedure in the Vietnam War. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong routinely had video or statements from captured US POW’s that read like this one below:

“I am Bobby L. Johnson US67152899 E-4 62TC7thBN 48th groups

I am a colored man in detroit michigan. I was captured by the liberation army on aug 25, 1968. When I was in the convoy going from Cu Chi to tay ninh. Lucky to be a pow, alive and aware of the truth I think it is necessary to write you a letter.

Since I was captured I have been treated so good and given enough to eat and drink. I”ve never been tortured nor mistreated. It is completely different from what the US Administration says. You know that in the states we colored men are badly treated by the white Administration Martin Luther King was trying to help our people but as you know he was killed. Our colored youth are sent to south vietnam, forced to burn down home and burn their food and kill little babies and their mothers. You know that colored GI s killed in action are most than white. They work harder but make less money. Johnson and the white administration make much money. The enemy of the colored is not the Vietnamese peoples but the racists at home. We don’t have anything here to fight for we should go home to fight racial discrimination and poverty.

To avoid useless death you should: Demand an end to the war. Refuse to go out on operation by every means. When you are in cross fire lay down your arms give yourself up:

Cross over to the national liberation front; you will be alive and sent home to your family.

Sept. 30 – 1968

Bobby L. Johnson”

Which is to say to watch the video of Israeli hostages attacking the Israeli Prime Minister is the oldest trick in the propaganda book. Hostages forced to say something negative about their own country, or in this case about their own Prime Minister.

The amusing thing here is that Hamas has no idea that what they are doing has been done before and that they are seriously late to the propaganda game. And that no one one will believe their gambit.

Were it not so serious for the hostages this would be hilarious.