Israel hijacks Palestinian TV channel with propaganda depicting Hamas leaders as rats

A video posted on YouTube shows the moment when the signal of the Al-Quds Palestinian satellite channel was hijacked by Israel to show a propaganda message directed against leaders of Hamas.

In the brief Arabic-language animation, a rat in a sewer claims that Hamas leaders have been hiding in sewers “like mice and rats.”

The video was recorded by Asem Abdul Karim.

The Electronic Intifada’s correspondent in Gaza, Rami Almeghari, said that such propaganda would be unlikely to have any impact on people there and is generally regarded with mockery.

In recent days, Israel has carried out deliberate attacks on Palestinian media, including the offices of Al-Quds TV and Al-Aqsa TV among others.

Al-Quds TV cameraman Khader al-Zahhar lost his leg in one of these attacks that have drawn widespread international criticism.

Since Israel launched its current assault on Gaza on 15 November, more than 125 Palestinians have been killed, including more than two dozen children, and more than 800 injured.

While Israel claims to be targeting military infrastructure and combatants, it has attacked, in addition to media, banks, public buildings, police stations and other civilian infrastructure and medics at Gaza City’s main hospital say that most of the casualties they see are women and children.




Considering that Israel has very high tech weaponry, targeting systems, access to satellites and a tech-savvy military, I wondered immediately about the "targeted strike" on the media building of the "communications tower" that apparently required 5-6 shells/missles to take it out.

Why, instead would they not just a) jamb the stream of the official television channel or b) just hijack the frequency for a time or the duration?

This shows conclusively that option b is clearly within their capability and therefore it is incredibly suspect that it required so much damage and the several (contradictory and clearly back-peddling) versions of their attack.

Thanks for doing all you are doing - it is really appreciated.


AS Salaam Alaikum- Strength and support for the Palestinian people !
Israel, with US( Mr. Obama) help, encouragement and support is intending to reduce the population of the Palestinian people by killing women and children and psychologically harming women and children .
I am an American and I say to you my Brothers and Sisters-please DO NOT underestimate the depths of evil coming out of the leaders of America..
For well over 300 years American leadership has promoted bloodshed, death and destruction wherever "American interests" are and Palestine, your homeland, is the same American interest because of Zionism(racism).
I know that you will prevail and that the sacrifices of your loved ones will not be in vain. The lies of America and Israel will not last; more and more people here everday are seeing the truth of the oppression by Israel and learning about the Nakbh. I have lived in the US all my life and I can assure you that most people here do not support Israel, they DO NOT ! Do not beleive the propoganda that Israel is the "friend" of the American people- THEY ARE NOT.!!
Israel's government is the same as nazi germany and the apartheid rulers of South Africa. Stand strong and continue to stand up for your homeland.
I must offer my sympathy to those who have lost loved ones and to those harmed- the American people do not support AIPAC, IDF or the Jewish National Fund- they steal our tax money but we do not support their crimes against your people. AsSalaamAlaikum