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Sderot cinema is a name given to a picture of gatherings at a hill in the Wikipedia:Israeli village Wikipedia:Sderot, where the locals gathered to watch the bombardment of the Wikipedia:Gaza strip while eating Wikipedia:popcorn and smoking Wikipedia:hookahs and cheering when the bombs struck Gaza. The name was coined by a Danish journalist who snapped a photo of it and posted it on Wikipedia:Twitter. Similar events happened during the 2009 Wikipedia:Operation Cast Lead, which some disapprovers made rename Parash Hill into "Hill of Shame".
Sderot residents have complained about the media portrayal. Missile fire on Sderot began in 2001, and since then over 10,000 rockets have been fired at the city. Marc Goldberg and other apologists would have it that the attacks are directed at Hamas and even their rockets, and and that consequently, the jubilant response to bombing is justified.
Israel criticizes Hamas for using "human shields", in response to criticism of its attacks on civilians. This would be valid, if Israel did not actually attack the humans, both because there is no moral superiority in killing a shield and then blaming the enemy for using it, and because Hamas cannot very well be expected to find an advantage in using humans to hide behind, if Israel is just going to kill them anyway.
- ↑ Stuff.co.nz: 'Sderot cinema': Israelis watch bombings
- ↑ Huffington Post: These Israelis Eat Popcorn At 'Sderot Cinema' As They Watch Bombs Fall On Gaza
- ↑ The Independent: Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs 'cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets'
- ↑ News.com.au: Locals cheer bombing from ‘Sderot cinema’ as Israel steps up attacks on Hamas in Gaza strip
- ↑ DNA: Why Israel's #SderotCinema – people gathering to watch live bombing of Gaza – should make us all uncomfortable
- ↑ The Times of India: Israelis watch Gaza pounding from front-row seats munching popcorn
- ↑ Al Aravya: 'Sderot cinema:' Israelis watch latest from Gaza
- ↑ Kristeligt dagblad: When bombs receive applause
- ↑ Al Jazeera: 'Sderot cinema': Image shows Israelis gathering to watch nighttime attacks on Gaza
- ↑ The Jerusalem Post: Twitter photo showing Israelis 'cheering' Gaza bombing goes viral
- ↑ Israelis Watch Bombs Drop on Gaza From Front-Row Seats. New York Times, 14 July 2014
- ↑ Hill of Shame where Gaza bombing is spectator sport. Martin Fletcher and Yonit Farago, The Times, 13 January 2009
- ↑ Middle East Eye: Viewers at 'Sderot cinema' complain over media portrayal
- ↑ 
- ↑ Times of Israel: In defense of the Sderot cinema