WATCH: Hamas emulates ISIS beheadings in Gaza propaganda

Hamas in Gaza continues to incite, inspire attacks in Israel with public simulations, including beheadings and suicide bombings.

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Ari Soffer,

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While the vast majority of Arab violence during the ongoing wave of terror against Israel has emanated from Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, much of the propaganda, incitement and instruction to terror has come from Hamas-affiliated outlets in Gaza.

That propaganda is continuing apace, as illustrated by a selection of clips from Hamas media gathered by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

The clips are from a number of public demonstrations of terrorists' skills, held in front of large crowds in Gaza and aired on Hamas's TV stations and on the internet. They appear aimed at inspiring further shooting and knife attacks by glorifying the perpetrators of previous such attacks, as well as urging a resumption of suicide bombings - something Hamas cells in Judea and Samaria have been attempting to carry out for some time now, though unsuccessfully.

Among other things, the demonstrations feature a reenactment of the murder of Rabbi Eitam and Dalia Henkin in front of their two children - a shooting hailed as "the heroic Itamar attack", after the Jewish town in Samaria close to which it took place.

The Hamas narrator hailed the terrorists responsible for the murder as "heroes," praising them for executing the unarmed parents in front of their four young children, while leaving the children themselves unharmed. According to investigators, however, the terrorists would likely have continued their massacre had the parents not put up a struggle, which caused one of the gunmen to accidentally shoot his accomplice in the hand and prompted both attackers to flee the scene. 

Other clips include demonstrations on how to stab Israeli soldiers, including a scene remarkably reminiscent of ISIS propaganda videos, in which masked Hamas terrorists clad in camouflage carry out a choreographed "execution" of three IDF soldiers, in front of a cheering crowd.

Another scene shows actors dressed as Israeli civilians and soldiers entering a civilian bus, followed by a suicide bomber. Shortly afterwards, the "bus" explodes and bursts into flames.

Similar scenes have been replayed in Hamas propaganda, including a recent slickly-produced music video glorifying acts including "roasting" Jewish flesh and blowing the roofs off civilian buses.








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