Arabs See Gaza War Stoppage as Hamas Victory Despite Destruction

(Jerusalem Post) Ariel Ben Solomon - Key Hamas backer, Qatar, through the popular Al Jazeera media channel, supported Hamas' narrative on the Gaza conflict, with its website continually leading with pictures of Palestinian victims and alleged Israeli atrocities. The Al Jazeera website carried the tag, "Gaza triumphs" for articles dealing with the war. The Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, which tends to support Hizbullah and Iran, ran a headline: "Gaza Triumphant." Shadi Hamid, a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy, said Wednesday that "Hamas turned out to be a much more effective fighting force than was expected, and...Hamas wasn't destroyed....Hamas' survival will be spun by its leaders as evidence of victory."

2014-08-08 00:00:00

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