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Video: Dutch Satire Casts Israel as Blood-Thirsty Villain

A Dutch video satirizes PM Netanyahu and deliberately casts Israel as blood-thirsty villain who willfully murders innocent civilians.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 11/27/2012, 6:28 PM

Netanyahu announces cease fire.
Netanyahu announces cease fire.
Israel news photo: Flash 90

A video aired on Dutch television satirizes Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s recent press conference with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and deliberately casts the State of Israel as a blood-thirsty villain who willfully murders innocent civilians, particularly children.

The video, which is made to look authentic, shows Netanyahu boasting how Israel proudly targets Gaza civilians, particularly children.

Netanyahu is falsely seen saying, “One of the things we are doing is trying to maximize the number of civilian causalities.”

The clip has provoked outrage in the Dutch Jewish community and has been condemned by the Anti-Defamation League and Chief Rabbi of Holland Yaacov Jacobs, who said that the mere fact that it was aired to such a wide audience is another example of how "the negative news about Israel gets much more attention than the positive."

The reality of the situation is that Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense in an effort to root out the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and bring about an end to the unremitting rocket attacks that have been launched against the Jewish state.

Israel carried out a series of targeted and highly surgical operations in order target the terrorists responsible for the attacks, all the while avoiding civilian casualties at all coasts.

As opposed to the false video and allegations propagated by Israel-haters, Netanyahu, in fact, asserted that while "Hamas deliberately targets our children… Israel will continue to do everything its power to avoid civilian casualties."