Hamas has flat-out admitted to using Palestinians as human shields in order to attack Israel. And yet, the New York Times’ Nick Kristof somehow manages to be amazed by things like this:
For those saying that the Palestinians shot in Gaza are all violent and threatening, read this dispatch by @declanwalsh, on the ground in Gaza, about a 26-year-old woman with a mental disability shot by Israeli snipers in the stomach: https://t.co/6qAnlnXSXh
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) May 14, 2018
And how did a 26-year-old woman with a mental disability happen to find herself among the “protesters,” Nick?
Why was she there, Nick?
— Greg (@Super_Gregory_) May 14, 2018
Why is she there in the first place??
— joseph cerquitella (@josephcerquite2) May 14, 2018
What was a mentally disabled woman doing up front of a violent, Iran-funded, HAMAS-organized riot?
— Ben Crystal (@Bennettruth) May 14, 2018
not even remotely curious what a mentally handicapped woman was doing at a giant border riot involving the military?
— councilman seriousness (@seriousascanb) May 14, 2018
How did she get in the middle of a riot? The person who took her there did it for one reason and it wasn’t peaceful or good hearted.
— commonsense (@commonsense258) May 14, 2018
The fact that she was somehow in the middle of a giant riot involving violent cross border attacks on soldiers doesn't strike you as a tiny bit suspicious? https://t.co/hEkJC4uRjj
— neontaster (@neontaster) May 14, 2018
American "journalists" seem completely incurious as to why a mentally disabled woman would be at a protest out in the middle of the desert.
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 14, 2018
This isn’t just obtuseness; it’s willful obtuseness.
"No one would actually be dumb enough to fall for the obvious use of women, children, and the mentally ill as human shields, right?" – Normal people.
"Not so fast!" – @NickKristof
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 14, 2018
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 14, 2018
Hamas using them as a shield.
— Jimmy Burris (@JBurrisRealtor) May 14, 2018
They’re being used as human shields. Get a grip on the reality of the situation.
— Say That Again (@PaulsYoungerBro) May 14, 2018
It’s kind of what they do, Nick.
I wonder who was supervising this mentally disabled woman? I mean… normal human beings don't allow their mentally disabled family members/loved ones/friends/neighbors walk into an active war zone. Oh, it's Hamas. Nevermind.
— Anna (@Sarghini) May 14, 2018
You’re right, the fact that Hamas puts Women and Children in front in their battles really shows us how savage the IDF is. ?
— Gerald Hopf (@hopfgerald) May 14, 2018
Probably for the same reason Palestinian terrorists accidentally end up hiding in crowded apartment buildings or hospitals. https://t.co/l0UVeIDKoO
— Seth (@dcseth) May 14, 2018
GP Yeah, Hamas would never use children and the mentally disabled as human shields. Just like Hamas has never put missiles in UN schools and in hospitals to shield them from Israeli attacks. https://t.co/vfKzvMVHzX
— The Gormogons (@Gormogons) May 14, 2018
You’d be hard-pressed to find an idiot more useful than Nick Kristof.
It’s certainly effective. The media fall for it. Every. Damn. Time.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.