Despite retaining its call for the destruction of the State of Israel and its support of terrorism against Jews, media outlets including CNN, The New York Times, and The Guardian presented the new Hamas charter as a step towards moderation and reconciliation with the Jewish state.

In a video message released Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ridiculed the media’s take on the terror group’s anti-Israel charter, employing President Trump’s favored jibe for his critics in the Fourth Estate: “fake news”.