On The Steve Hook Show, Ryan Mauro discusses the Israel-Hamas War, helping to separate fact from fiction and explain some of the complexities. Surprisingly, the initial media coverage of the October 7 attacks on Israel and the ensuing war has been “pretty good,” accurately characterizing Hamas’s attacks as barbarism and explaining that Israel does not deliberately target civilians.
This war is playing out in complicated circumstances. The population of Gaza is highly radicalized and largely supports Hamas, the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. Accordingly, Egypt is refusing to accept refugees from Gaza, in part because of Egypt’s long, bloody history with the Muslim Brotherhood.
And while the Western press initially repeated the Hamas propaganda of a Israeli rocket hitting a Gaza hospital and killing hundreds, most quickly corrected their reporting when the evidence showed otherwise.
“If Israel was 1 percent as evil as [critics claim], you would have casualties much, much higher than they are now.”
Ryan Mauro’s segment starts at 18:28.