October 17, 2023 Special Dispatch No. 10879

Presenters, Reporters From Qatar's Al-Jazeera Praise Hamas Attack, Celebrate Israel's Disaster

October 17, 2023
Qatar, Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 10879

Since Hamas' October 7, 2023 attack, in which over 1,300 people were killed, some 200 people were abducted and thousands were wounded, many of the Qatari Al-Jazeera's presenters and reporters have been expressing unreserved support for Hamas and for its operatives who carried out the attack. Writing on their personal X (formerly Twitter) accounts, they justified the deadly attack and celebrated it as a victory that brought pride and honor to the Islamic nation. Many gleefully shared graphic videos and photographs showing captured Israeli soldiers being abused and bodies of dead soldiers being defaced.      

It should be noted that Qatar has for years been extending financial and political support to Hamas and harboring the organization's top leaders, while its media, including Al-Jazeera, has long been inciting terror and violence against Israelis. Since the Hamas attack, Qatar's role as a platform for the organization's propaganda and declarations of war has been especially conspicuous.[1]

This report presents some of the messages posted by Al-Jazeera's journalists celebrating Hamas' mega-terror attack in Israel.

Al-Jazeera Presenter Ghada Oueiss In Response To Biden Comment: Who Says Hamas Doesn't Represent Us?

In an October 10, 2023 post in response to U.S. President Joe Biden's comment that Hamas "does not represent the aspirations of the Palestinian people," Al-Jazeera presenter Ghada Oueiss wrote: "Seriously? Has brother [Biden] polled our opinion on this??[2]

Al-Jazeera Presenter Tamer Almisshal: Gaza Manufactures Victory And Honor For The Nation

On October 7, the day of the Hamas attack, Tamer Almisshal celebrated the events, writing: "Gaza manufactures victory and honor for its homeland and nation."[3]

Al-Jazeera presenter Sufiane Tabet wrote that day: "Israel's fragility became evident this morning. The liberation of the homeland is [just] a matter of time, which requires more men and more determination."[4]

Al-Jazeera Presenter Rawaa Augé: Hamas' Attack Was Justified

On the day following the attack, Al-Jazeera presenter Rawaa Augé justified it, writing: "An unjustified attack by Hamas? That is what the international community is saying. Perhaps the international community thinks that Israel has been besieging [Gaza] with rose trees and sending it tweeting birds, not UAVs and warplanes…"[5]

Al-Jazeera Presenter Ahmad Mansour On Abuse Of Israeli Soldiers: A Picture Worth Hundreds Of Billions Of Dollars

Al-Jazeera Presenter Ahmad Mansour shared a video showing Hamas operatives dragging two Israeli soldiers on the ground, and commented: "This historic picture is worth as much as the hundreds of billions of dollars that the world's Zionists have invested in Israel in the last decades."[6]

Al-Jazeera Reporters: The Zionist Soldiers Are Paper Tigers; They Were Captured, Killed Or Ran Away Like Frightened Mice

Presenter Ahmad Mansour also shared a video showing Hamas breaching the border fence with a bulldozer in preparation for its invasion of Israel, and commented: "The fence and fortifications did not help Israel in the least, because they fell away like cobwebs."[7] The bulldozers of the resistance removed the artificial fence that separated the settlements from Gaza, while Israel, its army and its leaders stood shocked and bewildered."  

In another post he wrote that the Israeli soldiers "were captured or killed, or ran away like frightened mice."[8]

Ahmad Khalifa, an Al-Jazeera correspondent in Libya, shared the video of the two Israeli soldiers and wrote: "This is the true face of the Zionist army: nothing but paper tigers."[9]

Former Al-Jazeera director Yasser Abu Hilalah shared a video issued by the military information office of Hamas' military wing, the 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, documenting the infiltration of an Israeli military outpost and featuring graphic images of dead Israeli soldiers. He captioned the video: "Al-Qassam fighter explains to an Israeli soldier that the reason for this campaign is 'the trampling of the women of Jerusalem… This is about more than the siege [on Gaza]. It is about honor!"[10]

Al-Jazeera Presenter Shares Graphics Depicting Netanyahu As Hitler  And As Burning Palestinians In Auschwitz Crematorium

Presenter Ghada Oueiss shared a graphic depicting Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as Hitler, and a cartoon showing him pushing a coffin wrapped in a Palestinian flag into a crematorium in Auschwitz.[11]



[1] See MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 10872 - Qatar Enabling Hamas' War Against Israel – October 15, 2023.

[2], October 10, 2023.

[3], October 7, 2023.

[4], October 7, 2023.

[5], October 8, 2023.

[6], October 7, 2023.

[7] The phrase "weaker than cobwebs" to describe Israel was coined by Hizbullah secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah after Israel's withdrawal from South Lebanon in 2000 and frequently recurs in his speeches.

[8], October 7, 2023.

[9], October 7, 2023.

[10], October 9, 2023.

[11], October 14, 2023.

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