Official Hamas propaganda distributed at Mandela Foundation and fringe Jewish organization event

Published date14 May 2024
AuthorOHAD MERLIN
Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
The pamphlet named "Our Narrative: Operation Flood of Al-Aqsa" was issued by the Hamas media office in January of this year, in which the terror group denied the well-documented atrocities against civilians, including deadly incursions into civilian communities, mass shooting at a music festival, sexual violence and kidnapping of hundreds of toddlers, children, elderly, women and men aged nine months to 80. In the pamphlet, Hamas also attempts to justify the massacre, using claims such as the "Judaization of Jerusalem," accusing Jews of colonization and claiming that all Israelis over the age of 18 are deemed fit for conscription

In South Africa, the Hamas pamphlet distributed at the Mandela Foundation and SAJPF event was printed by an organization named "The Media Review Network" (MRN), which openly stated that it had distributed the propaganda material "in solidarity with Hamas." MRN's founder and executive member, Firoz Osman, reported that he met with leader of the radical terror organization Ismail Haniyeh in late April, where the former commended the "Palestinian resistance" and expressed his support for the struggle against the "West" and the demise of "the Zionist project."

The event itself was titled "Understanding Christian Zionism - Bridging Faith and Justice" and featured guest speakers from different Christian denominations, including Frank Chikane and David Wildman, as well as Palestinian reverend Munther Isaac, who was quoted as saying that, while he can condemn the act of kidnapping children, he cannot condemn Hamas as an organization or regard them as a terrorist group.

'Israel threat to entire globe'

A second event featuring Hamas representatives was also held over the weekend in South Africa. Titled "The Global Conference Anti-Apartheid Conference on Palestine," the event featured the participation of leaders of the radical terrorist organization, including a member of the Hamas political bureau, Basem Naim, who knowingly abandoned his constituency in Gaza before the October 7 massacre, as well as a member of the Hamas international relations bureau Imad Saber.

The event was held with formal South African representation, namely Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor, in addition to other politicians and activists, such as Sheikh Ebrahim Gabriels, an official at the Hamas front named Al-Quds Foundation, and Mandla Mandela, grandson of South African leader Nelson Mandela.

One speaker at the conference was Ronnie...

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