Netanyahu Slams CNN, NYT Reporting on Hamas as ‘Fake News’
Netanyahu Slams CNN, NYT Reporting on Hamas as ‘Fake News’ (The Washington Free Beacon)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend lambasted several media outlets, including CNN and the New York Times, for reporting that Hamas' new charter signals the group now accepts the existence of Israel and a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
"Ever wonder what fake news is?" Netanyahu asked in a new video condemning recent news stories on Hamas, a U.S.-designated terrorist organization that controls the Gaza Strip.
Last week, Hamas released a new amendment to its charter, which some media outlets said indicated a "moderation" in the group's position toward the Jewish state. The group's founding 1988 charter calls for the destruction of Israel and the killing of Jews worldwide. Since the updated version was released last Monday, experts have argued any altered language on Israel's existence is a facade and that the group still holds the same fundamental views.