Hamas Uses University as Bedrock for Propaganda

On Sunday, Hamas held a rally at the Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem, glorifying terrorism against the State of Israel. 


After a fiery speech on Sunday by Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, students at Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem marched in a similar fashion. They rallied with their faces covered in black and dressed in military fatigues, as they held Hamas banners and mock missiles in the air.

The Al-Quds University receives grants from European governments and has various partnerships with U.S. institutions and universities. This is not the first time the university has hosted rallies celebrating terrorist acts against Israel. In November 2013, students marched in black military gear while holding mock weapons. They also offered the traditional Nazi salute as they trampled the Israeli flag.

Emotional rallies such as these form just one part of the propaganda agenda of Hamas. Edited textbooksintimidation of the media, and Youth terror programs are other tactics used by Hamas in order to spread disinformation to the residents of the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria.