Jews hate the human race, says Al Jazeera’s top military analyst

Fayez al-Dwairi previously referred to the ‘so-called Holocaust’


Hamas fighters have referenced Fayez al-Dwairi's praise as they attack the IDF (Photo: YouTube)

Al Jazeera’s leading military analyst attacked Jews as fuelled by hatred against the rest of humanity in a social media tirade.

Over seven months of war in Gaza, Fayez al-Dwairi, a retired Jordanian major-general has been a mainstay of the Qatari-backed network’s Arabic language coverage.

His praise for Hamas’s combat ability is so fulsome the terror group’s fighters have begun shouting, “Analyze this, Dwairi” as they fire upon Israeli forces. 

Writing on X/Twitter earlier this week, the 72-year-old launched a rant that echoed medieval European antisemitism. 

"The hidden hatred that fills the Jewish heart is hatred against the members of the human race throughout history, fuelled by the forged books of the Old Testament and strengthened by the explanations of the Talmud and the fatwas of the rabbis,” al-Dwairi wrote. 

"What increased its exaggeration was the emergence of evangelical Zionism, which agreed with them in the necessity of accelerating the construction of the Temple, and the effects of that appear clearly in what he committed.

"The Zionists committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip and systematic torture in the occupation detention centers, and the Evangelical Zionists called for the necessity of continuing to support and arm the entity state, labelling any opposition to that as antisemitic.”

Earlier this month, in a seperate social media post, al-Dwairi referred to the “so-called Holocaust”.

"[Israel’s] inheritance based on their religious books shows their blind hatred towards mankind and history proves and current reality confirms their tyrannical inclination to hate others to the extent of hatred, which drives them to commit all kinds of crimes, and here they are today,” he said.

"They are trying to obscure the truth to hide what crimes they are committing in Gaza and that is in closing the island offices in the entity state.”

The former military commander is known for coverage that praises Hamas and downplays Israeli military achievements.

"The Palestinian resistance is still fighting vicious battles and managing its battle with competence and capability and the people of Gaza are still holding on to the fire firmly in their land, confident in their cause, confident of Allah's victory,” al-Dwairi claimed this week.

Israel’s expected invasion of Rafah, on the southern border of the Gaza strip, will fail to eliminate Hamas or rescue hostages, he has also argued.

The “occupation army” have not established full control of any part of the Palestinian enclave, al-Dwairi claimed.

Broadcast around the world to boost Qatar’s soft power, Al Jazeera has long been accused of presenting a Western friendly face in English while adopting a far more radical tone in Arabic. 

In 2019, the network suspended two journalists over a video that suggested Jews exploit their control of the media to exagerrate the extent of the Shoah.

“The gas chambers killed millions of Jews… So the story says. How true is the #Holocaust and how did the Zionists benefit from it?” the clip asked.

Earlier this year, a story published on Al Jazeera's website accusing Israeli soldiers of raping Gazan women was deleted following claims that it had been “fabricated”.

Qatar, which launched Al Jazeera in 1996 via a decree from its former emir, also hosts senior Hamas leaders and has played a key role in hostage negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian terror group.

Earlier this month, Benjamin Netanyahu announced that his government had "unanimously" decided to shut down Al Jazeera within the Jewish state after condemning it as a "terrorist channel”.

Posting on X in Hebrew, he said, “The time has come to eject this herald for Hamas from our country.”

The Committee to Protect Journalists, which promotes global press freedom, said: "This contributes to a climate of self-censorship and hostility toward the press, a trend that has escalated since the Israel-Gaza war began.”

A spokesman for media monitor Camera told the JC: "Camera does not consider Al Jazeera to be an accountable media outlet that values basic journalistic standards of accuracy and impartiality in any language.

"Antisemitism is more pronounced in its Arabic output compared to the English one. Peddling conspiracy theories and outright forgeries about Jews is common practice on its various Arabic platforms, appearing much less in the English content. A notable example was a Holocaust denial video from May 2019.”

Al Jazeera was contacted for comment.

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