Hamas Agrees To Accept State Within ’67 Borders “We accept the 1967 borders, and we are active in Europe, where there is a willingness and readiness to help.” al-MONITOR.COM
“We will repeat the Oct. 7 attacks over and over again until Israel is annihilated” “Israel is a country that has no place on our land. We must remove that country….. ” MEMRI.ORG
In 2013 Ghazi Hamad was a deputy foreign minister in the Hamas government. At that time he was not seen as an extreme Islamic activist. However, following his success in arranging the release of Gilad Shalit from Hamas captivity in return for the freedom of over 1000 Palestinian terrorists from Israeli prisons, he gained influence in Hamas and in the eyes of Palestinians.
It should have been expected that this successful prisoner trade would become a precedent leading to the murderous opening attack of the current war and the kidnapping of more than 240 innocent men, women and children of multiple nationalities. The viciousness, the insanity, of the attack by drugged marauders that included the bloody beheading and massacre of hundreds more could not have been foreseen.
So what more does this “moderate” Ghazi Haman have to say today?
“The Al-Aqsa Flood Is Just The First Time, And There Will Be A Second, Third, And Fourth[;] Will We Pay A Price? Yes, And We Are Ready To Pay It”MEMRI.ORG
With no shame or excuse for the type of attack he had staged, Ghazi Hamad states that Israel has no right to exist: To survive, Israel must deny Hamas the right to exist…. and will likely need to convince those pouring millions of dollars and supplies that they, too, may forfeit their right to exist if they choose to help execute further Hamas’ plans. This is true of every country, every source encouraging, inspiring, funding and assisting in his war of annihilation. Israel must eliminate him and his threat; it has no other options.
Make no mistake: This is an old and continuous fanatical RELIGIOUS WAR. In countries where Islam is the majority and radical Islam makes the rules (Iran et al), Jews have been banished or are suffering extreme limitations in their daily or religious lives. Many of these same countries have banned and/or tortured Christians, as well. In spite of the US 9/11 and ongoing warfare in Afghanistan, Yemen, et al, the West has been willfully blind or aloof. But it is time to remove the blinders.
Leaders need to take a good look at what is happening in the streets and neighborhoods of each of their countries. They need to see the seemingly localized / spontaneous uprisings for what they really are. They need to look at the schooling in the mosques, to listen to the fiery speeches of the Imams. Even if for now, the rioting seems ‘cultural’ and mainly focused on Jews and Christians, the rules of Islam restrict personal and national freedom.
REMEMBER, if Israel is destroyed, Islam is on the way to YOU. (Take note all leftist or liberal supporters of Hamas. The freedoms you now enjoy will be death penalty crimes with no mercy.)
To you, in Europe, in North America, in Asia: Wake up, Beware. Israel is NOT your enemy. Who is? The throngs of rabid Islamists and their blind supporters that are filling your schools, your neighborhoods, are now rioting in your streets. They threaten the very stability of your nations, your cities. You think you can control them? I wanna watch……..
A shocked world seems to be rethinking and shifting sides in a war that began with a surprise raid and massacre of babies, families, civilians, early on a holiday Sabbath morning. Suddenly those who rose up to defend and prevent the further slaughter of innocents are becoming the inhumane, even the guilty.
Before you pick a side, consider the following:
“Fathi Hamad, Hamas political bureau member and former Hamas interior minister in Gaza, said in a public address that aired on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV on July 12, 2019: “We will not die of starvation. If we die, it will be while we are killing you and cutting off your heads, Allah willing. […] There are Jews everywhere! We must attack every Jew on Planet Earth – we must slaughter and kill them, with Allah’s help […] If we die, we die – but we will die with honor, while attacking, and not while retreating! We will die while exploding and cutting the necks and legs of the Jews! We will lacerate them and tear them to pieces, Allah willing.” (quote and emphasis MEMRI)
Palestinian in Israel support Hamas’ terror war and call for PA Chairman Abbas to resign. Even before the war more than half of the residents of Gaza claimed support for Hamas who would easily defeat Abbas.
President Biden is not alone in being blinded by the popularity of Hamas and support for Hezbollah. Those running for their lives at the border are not stupid; they will of course deny there ties to and support for Hamas……wouldn’t you in their situation?
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“Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Says About Israel’s Attacks On Gaza ‘We Must Respond; Let’s Respond; Today, In The Case Of Gaza, This Response Is On All Of Us; We Must Respond’; Calls On President Biden To Restrain Israel – As His Advisor Velayati Calls On Hamas To Continue ‘In Full Force’“
Fatah’s terror wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, thanks Allah for Hamas massacre against Israel, brags of its own terror “behind enemy lines”
Fatah’s terror wing sees Hamas war as first step of destroying all Israel: First we “liberate the Gaza Strip,” then the rest of “Palestine” – “tomorrow at the gates of Jerusalem” ( https://palwatch.org/page/34668 )
Remember this when the world forces compromise!
This is the Palestinian interpretation of the 2-state solution!
Most Americans are our friends; the extreme left, Hamas in the US, most Palestinians in the US, and much of the top echelon of US defense, intelligence and government are NOT our friends. Decent law-abiding Americans, many Christians, most moral Americans….. they are our friends but their voices are not being heard. There was widespread shock and unbelief at the brutality the world witnessed. Now, already we are hearing the same old song. The world continues over many years to pay the price for not absolutely defeating an enemy. And so, the enmity and the growing threat from North Korea through all the consequent wars that were ended by compromise. The evil is never vanquished; rather it continues to grow and threaten the humane ‘winners’ of the wars. Cruelty without limit; conflict without end. Now will the Powerful, the Rich, the Military elites tie the hands of Israel or will they allow Israel to end this threat for once and for all? It is terrifying to see the rapid change of world opinion and witness the successful propaganda of those who hate Israel. So will Biden and those who influence him join them. May the God of Israel in His Mercy open their minds to see justice and protect Israel!
That is what happened 7 days ago. In Israel. To unexpecting, unprepared civilians, men, women and children. Early on a quiet Sabbath morning.
Among the slaughtered were infants, beheaded! Did they attack or defend themselves? Of what were they guilty? Ahhh, perhaps being born?
The sun rises on hundreds of dead, most defenseless. Yet already in the world there are those who scream against Israel for responding hours later by openly declaring war. No surprise to Hamas, that’s what they planned. They were prepared.
Yet when Israel responds and it starts to hurt, like the school yard bully, Hamas cries foul. And you? You cry baby demonstrators at Harvard shout and accuse Israel, justify the massacre and then complain if your names are revealed? You are cowards. You publicly accuse? Why will you demand anonymity? Own it. Actions have consequences, or so you are shouting! But, apparently, only for others.
Tuesday, June 11, DEBKAfile reported exclusively that Hizballah and Iran had suspended their military and financial ties with the Palestinian Sunni Hamas after discovering its members fighting with Syrian rebels in the al Quseyr battle. A day later, the Sunni Gulf is seen to be meting out punishment to the Shiite powers. The estrangement between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the Arab world is deepening sharply in consequence of the Syrian conflict.
Add to those, the nations or organizations attempting to influence the outcome by providing support and/or arms
US, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Gulf States and may more supplying fighters, arms, money, etc.
The most threatened, preemptive and defensive actions: Israel
Each of the above is taking its own uncoordinated actions, discreet and overt, to influence the outcome:
Israel Defense Forces @IDF”Explosive balloons were launched from #Gaza into #Israel throughout the day, igniting fires on land across southern Israel. In response, our tanks just struck Hamas military posts in Gaza.”
Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense intercepted an incoming Palestinian rocket Friday night. After a second rocket fell short inside Gaza, the IDF responded by attacking Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip. The response the following day from Gaza was an announcement that there would be joint action by all of the terrorists groups in response to Israeli attacks. (This after years of denial by Hamas that it was responsible for the constant attacks by other terrorist organizations.) They also threatened immediate “response” to any Israeli retaliation and warned that the death of any of their leaders would be avenged by attacks on “specific targets’ in Israel. This is, of course, does not acknowledge 17 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel and 30 “balloon” ignited fires in Israel on Friday alone. However, it must be said that even if Israel wanted to strike the leadership from the top, many have fled to very nice lives in Turkey, leaving the poor in Gaza to suffer whatever response Israel makes to the bombs and rockets incessantly aimed at Israel.
Severely complicating the issue, Turkey is now a prime factor to be considered in any retaliation Israel contemplates. There is a strong Turkish encouragement for the unification of Hamas, Hizbollah, and other terrorist groups in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon/Syria in the effort to destroy the State of Israel.
Multiple international news outlets and intelligence sources report with official photos that Turkish President Recep Erdogan received Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in Istanbul on Saturday, Aug. 22, this after a week in which 15 Palestinian rockets and hundreds of fire-bomb balloons were launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Turkey has reportedly allowed Hamas to establish a high-powered staff of 60 in Istanbul for planning and funding terrorist attacks in the West Bank and Jerusalem using sleeper cells. Israeli intelligence has confirmed that Erdogan has even given citizenship to a dozen Istanbul-based top Hamas brass which includes Turkish passports. Now they will have freedom to travel and threaten Israelis in countries where Hamas itself cannot openly operate. Worse, they are by in large convicted murderers who have served long sentences in Israeli prisons for terrorist attacks and the ensuing multiple murders of civilians. They were, against the advice of many Israelis, freed in order to gain the return of an Israel soldier, Gilad Shalit, in the 2011 prisoner swap. As a result of this and more, Israel now considers Turkey not far behind Iran in terms of enmity toward Israel.
Israeli and foreign news and intelligence sources report that following direct Israeli cautions about Hamas activities in Turkey, in a clearly in-your-face decision, Mr Erdogan met Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Hamas in an internationally publicized official event. It is also reported that Turkish intelligence agents maintain close contact with the group’s operatives in Istanbul. To eliminate any doubt, Turkish President Erdogan asserted, “We will keep on supporting our brothers in Palestine.”
Turkey agreed in a US-brokered 2015 deal with Israel to stop Hamas planning attacks from its soil but has consistently failed to honor the agreement, Israeli officials said. Hamas is considered a terrorist group by the EU and US. Its armed wing has been designated a terror group by the UK. In February Hamas assigned a Palestinian to assassinate Jerusalem’s mayor, an Knesset member from PM Netanyahu’s party or Israel’s chief of police. The plot failed. In another case, a Hamas operative offered to pay $20,000 to the family of any would-be suicide bomber. However, a Turkish diplomatic source of course officially denied Hamas was planning these attacks from Turkey, adding that Hamas is “not a terrorist organisation” but a legitimate Palestinian political party. However, there are transcripts of Israeli police interrogations with the would-be assassin and others that show senior Hamas operatives are using Turkey’s largest city to direct the operations in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Turkey has proved such a welcoming environment for Hamas that the group’s deputy leader, Saleh al-Arouri, who has a $5 million (£3.8 million) US government bounty on his head, travels freely to the country without fear of arrest. This week a relaxed Arouri posed for photographs with other Hamas leaders in Istanbul. “We reject all claims that Turkey is being used for anti-Israel activities,” a source said. Amid the increasingly dire humanitarian and economic situation in Gaza, large numbers of Palestinians are leaving the Strip and traveling through Egypt to Turkey to start new lives. An estimated 35,000 left in 2018 and did not return.
So then, what is the solution?
Retaliation doesn’t work. Cutting off aid (except all humanitarian aid) doesn’t work. The leaders aren’t there to suffer! and the money to pay poor Gazans to suffer and carry on with the primitive but effective attacks is provided by Turkey and others. Limitation of fuel for electricity or other necessities only punishes the poor who are then an easier target for recruitment of suicide bombers and terrorists. The power and wealth of the leadership must be, if not eliminated, then at least be diminished. And here we enter the quagmire of political, both national and international, concerns. Here we enter the world of humanitarianism and the calculation of the human cost of any effective solution while trying to identify those who are willingly active in terrorist activities for monetary, emotional, political, spiritual or other reasons.
In spite of the casual – even official – use of the word “war” to describe modern armed conflict/warfare, there have been no real definitive wars since WWII. Most of the military conflicts that a normal person might term ‘warfare’ have been designated ‘conflicts’, ‘actions’, etc. And, worse, even the few that were officially named “wars” (Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan) there are no clear losers, no clear winners. No country or terrorist group has paid the ultimate price for carrying out an military/armed attack on another nation from within or without since Hitler’s Germany and the Axis powers. North Korea? Vietnam? Lebanon? Since there are no winners, no losers and only armistices with some artificial borders, they have become wars of attrition from without and from from within. Frequently, there are no state armies involved, but organizations of resistance, terrorists, against a government’s security forces trying to stop the intermittent attacks.
The few who pay the price are never the official network of powerful instigators and supporters. The perhaps well-intentioned humanitarian groups even thwart minimal efforts to stop the chaos. Whole populations are fleeing, many with nowhere to go because the wealth and power of the UN and the EU, as well as non-governmental organizations do not permit dethroning the murderous conquerors (or leaders) of their respective countries. And when some of these murderers cloak their militancy in a spiritual guise, their fanaticism often gains untold thousands of followers and destroys the lives of millions.
Perhaps there is a solution, but if so, no one is currently willing to even consider it by any known means unless or until it clearly becomes defense against national annihilation. The terrorists and extremists are willing to torture, maim, kill the innocents little by little, a ‘few’ at a time and even into the thousands by any means in order to win. Most in power today are unwilling to pay that price.
And if a solution is found, who indeed has the ABILITY and the WILL to implement it?
The article emphasizes, “Arson attacks should in no way be belittled. They cause great economic destruction and emotional havoc and can be repeated very easily. Even if such attacks do not always result in the killing of the enemies, Allah has promised to reward the mujahid for simply harming and enraging them. “
Thus ISIS announced brazenly to the whole world: Fire, arson, is now the weapon of choice for the single terrorist as well as for terrorist groups at the time and place of their choosing.
Of course, it’s only news to the uninformed and, in spite of the public announcement, the uninformed will likely remain so. As fires burn on the southern border of Israel, as fires consume parks, homes, schools, public buildings… and people, in Israel and anywhere else in the west, the terrorists are still the victims in the world of those who shape public opinion.
Israel may be forced to fight fire with fire, but it will not be arson and the uninformed will once again be incensed and loudly defend the terrorists as victims.