The talking points have obviously been distributed because some variation of this same approach has been taken numerous times from U.S. liberals:
Is it the official position of the Israeli and US governments that lethal force is justified for unarmed protesters who approach a border fence with intent to climb it?
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) May 14, 2018
It seems like that question skips some glaring realities, but maybe that’s the point.
Hamas has the greatest propagandists in the US media https://t.co/mUDEwVWCup
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) May 15, 2018
They really do.
Hamas: People will try to breach the fence to create openings for terrorists to kill Israelis after the breach.
Israel: You will be shot if you try to attack the fence.
*People attempt to breach the fence and are shot*
Chris: They were just unarmed protestors!
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) May 15, 2018
Is there a reason you are pretending to be unaware of several decades of dedicated palestinian terrorism and rioting with the sole intention to kill as many Jews as possible? https://t.co/8VQ1MbTBPt
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) May 15, 2018
Guess knives, Molotov cocktails, grenadesand other explosives no longer count as ‘arms.’ https://t.co/JwWtTIwCpS
— Joseph Daher (@joedah87) May 15, 2018
Is it your official position that you support Hamas because you share their values, or because you hate Jews? https://t.co/9iP9ORytuI
— Uri Blago (@UriBlago) May 15, 2018
What is your definition of unarmed? https://t.co/OmFXvcc4vr
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) May 14, 2018
You might want to get half a clue about what's going on over there before making such an ignorant comment. https://t.co/U3H1WNwZb3
— Bill, just Bill (@WLFanning) May 15, 2018
I guess IEDs, firebombs, pistols, rifles, knives, and hatchets are not arms.
— אליהו (אריה) לביא (@CrazyNormie) May 15, 2018
Peak stupid at MSNBC. https://t.co/ltnhXtO81z
— TomJefferson (@TomJefferson30) May 15, 2018
Pro Hamas stooge. https://t.co/xuWmlrtXcN
— Howard Roark Laughed (@Major_Skidmark) May 15, 2018
1) The videos show they were armed and throwing projectiles;
2) Try running really fast across the border of any other Country without stopping. Tweet how that goes.
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) May 15, 2018
— The Real Bepo (D) (@TheRealBepo) May 15, 2018
"Unarmed" HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA
— Taxpayer1234 (@Taxpayers1234) May 15, 2018
Or “mostly unarmed,” as Rep. Keith Ellison said.