FDD Manager of Research Jon Snow has an op-ed in today's Philadelphia Inquirer showing how Hamas uses its many media properties to support its terrorist operations, including its recent radio broadcasts orchestrating the rescue of scores of terrorists encircled by Israeli forces.
Last month, FDD COO Mark Dubowitz and Jon Snow exposed Hamas' plans to take its terror television broadcast global in this Wall Street Journal op-ed. A sample:
For a preview of things to come, it's worth looking into the Palestinian terror group's media operations at home. Like Hezbollah, Hamas uses its propaganda network to support terror activities, including recruiting suicide bombers, inculcating hatred, raising funds and providing direct operational support to terrorist operations.
Al Aqsa TV routinely broadcasts Hamas leaders calling for jihad, songs of incitement to murder, and videos of Hamas gunmen. Just like Hamas newspapers, magazines, and websites, Al Aqsa programs typically feature splashy stories glorifying the actions of "martyrs" and assurances that through their sacrifices the "Zionist Entity" will be destroyed.
For more on how FDD's Coalition Against Terrorist Media is fighting the proliferation of terrorist owned and operated media outlets, including Hezbollah's al-Manar and Hamas' al-Aqsa TV stations, please visit www.stopterroristmedia.org.