ITV News posted a report on their website (“Inside the Hamas summer training camp for Gaza teens”, July 27th) by Geraint Vincent on the notorious teen military camps throughout Gaza.
ITV News predictably downplays the role of Hamas in reporting on deprivation in the territory two years after the war and casts Palestinians as victims of Israeli oppression.
When visitors arrive, there’s none of the usual kerfufﬂe of a Palestinian welcome, with gilt-edged cups of beltingly strong coffee and bowls full of fat dates. There’s no running water for a start, and the electricity only comes for a few hours a day. Besides, there’s nowhere for us to sit.So Hamzi al-Masri stands in front of me, his shoulders slumped in the punishing summer heat, trying to convince me of the wealth of the life he once had.
His wife Yasmin is embarrassed by their circumstances, busily shooing away her children…
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