"Hamasturbation" refers to the subtle stroking that Gaza’s most beloved mass murderers receive from certain figures in the press and the diplomatic corps. First, there was this one, that made sure to let us know that even though Israel targeted a Hamas police graduation, not all police officers are true believers. Then there was this piece reminding us that even though the Gaza tunnels are used to smuggle arms, they are also used for civilian smuggling.
Now, we know, we know, it is perfectly legitimate to point these things out. What we have an issue with is that it never seems to be pointed out to the benefit of the Israelis. According to the logic of the above, attacks on Israeli soldiers might as well be marked by a reminder that Israeli soldiers are all conscripts, whose political views often differ from that of the government, and many of them are civilians serving in the reserves. It might also be pointed out that every Hamas missile attack is directed at civilians.
That would be absurd, and Jewdar doesn’t expect that. We are accustomed to Israel being treated like the least popular girl at the dance, and wouldn’t particularly mind it, but do we have to watch Hamas getting its rocks off at the same time?