Hamas Blames Israel for Technical Glitch at Iranian Hatefest

This sounds like a comedy of errors, incompetence and cowardice. Must be Israel’s fault!

Gazans were disappointed on Monday after a highlight of what was dubbed the “Wet Gunpowder Festival” was wrecked by a technical failure after a live speech broadcast from Tehran by Qasem Soleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, was cut short.

Hamas commander in Gaza Yahya Sinwar also failed to show up to the festival, citing security considerations, while Mahmoud al-Zahr, another senior Hamas member, also cancelled his speech at the last minute.

A few minutes into Soleimani’s broadcast, a technical malfunction caused his speech to be interrupted and teams were unable to reestablish the connection. The event’s emcee blamed Israel for letdown.

Sounds to me like Wet Gunpowder festival is an appropriate name since no-one seems to have had a blast.

By the way, in case you are wondering what on Earth the Wet Gunpowder festival is

The statue of the award is that of brain with dark glasses and hearing aids with a plaque of the Quranic verse: “Unwilling to hear, unwilling to speak, unwilling to see, then, they will not return to the way.”

The Wet Gunpowder Award is an Iranian symbolic award that according to organizers, is given to “ridiculous people whose chaffy character is evident to everyone and when this nature of theirs is accompanied with self-belief turns into an indefinite foolishness for them.

In the meantime, the IUVMpress reported that the People’s Commissariat “Wet Gunpowder” has published an international announcement about details of the popular vote.

That announcement said that throughout history, hooligans and oppressors have tried to rule the persecuted and the oppressed either forcibly or through deception and by plundering the right of the weak, they have tried to add strength to their power, wealth and prosperity, adding that the present age is the age of modern arrogance, which demands oppressed nations to be under the yoke of the oppressors in various forms.

It added that the International Festival “The Wet Gunpowder” is the collaboration of contemplates, intellectuals and sympathizers to represent the true face of the bullies, hooligans and the oppressors.

The announcement said this year the festival committee plans to introduce one person among the three candidates in the category of enmity with truth in the final stage on the basis of public votes.

The Wet Gunpowder polling invites all the truth and justice seekers to participate in this poll, and choose the top enemy of humanity:

1.Donald Trump, President of the United States of America, for: recognizing Quds as the capital of the fake and the child killer Zionist regime, continued support for the Zionist crimes, constantly threatening the sovereign states and efforts to wage war and chaos in every corner of the world, supporting the Saudi crimes in Yemen and participating in the killing of the innocent people in Yemen.

2.Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of the fake Zionist regime, for: constant threats against Islamic countries, achieving a record for killing 578 children within 51 days, continued occupation of Palestine and the daily oppression against Muslims and Christians.

3.Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, for: supporting the massacre of the oppressed people of Yemen by the Saudi regime, staunch support for the crimes of the Zionist regime.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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