Posts Tagged ‘Hamas’

Hamas for Dummies

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Truth be told, the title of this piece should instead be “Hamas are Dummies”.

Here’s why.

All the intel indicates that the three Israeli Jewish schoolboys kidnapped on June 12 were abducted by Hamas.

Almost a week later, their whereabouts are still not known. Palestinian Arab society erupted into paroxysms of joypublic celebration and calls for more kidnappings. And who can blame them – for so many decades now their leaders have assiduously taught them to rely on crime, murder, theft, lies, indoctrination, racism and genocide as noble tools for achieving an even nobler goal: the extinction of Jews from the region.

The Palestinian Arabs even enlisted their own youngest schoolchildren in their propaganda, proudly showing young kids flashing three fingers in celebration of the “victory” of having kidnapped three Jewish schoolchildren. Read that again: Palestinian Arab society has so brainwashed its own children that they celebrate the kidnapping of other children. It speaks volumes of that society – and neatly addresses the non-issue of the chances for peace in the future. What peace with a society whose future leaders are today being taught (at UN, EU and US taxpayer-funded expense) that kidnapping children is a cause for celebration? The world is noting this with revulsion, and the backlash is already on the way.

Because when all is said and done, what has the “success” of the kidnapping given Hamas?

Yes, they are still holding three Jewish schoolchildren whose sole crime is that they are Jewish. But here are just some of the costs to Hamas and the other Palestinian Arab terrorist groups and indeed the general Palestinian Arab populace:

  1. Day after day, night after night, Israel is identifying, locating, rounding up and destroying illegal weapons caches. That’s hundreds of thousands of shekels worth of smuggled weapons crushed to dust. Weapons belonging not just to Hamas, but to all Palestinian Arab gangs. When the first round is over, the search will proceed deeper: water wells will be excavated in the hunt for concealed weapons, apartment building foundations will be dug up, warehouses will be torn apart. Oh, it will all be put back together, but the price to the general populace in the meantime will be uncountable. And it’s all down to Hamas.
  2. Soon the only place to safely store weapons will be in mosques, a common Palestinian Arab tactic, but as the Israeli surveillance drones continue their untiring unmanned missions, that is where the weapons will be forced to remain. Hidden and useless. Your planning is impeccable, Hamas.
  3. Night after night, more and more Hamas operatives, terrorists and leaders are being rounded up by the IDF. But these searches also disrupt the operations of the other terrorist gangs, those that had nothing to do with the kidnappings. Fatah is already gunning for Hamas because of the resultant loss of its freedom of movement and its resultant inability to continue its targeting of Israeli children. Jihad Islami and the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade are also being severely curtailed in their ongoing activities. So they all have Hamas in their cross-hairs – anything to get the IDF off their backs and restore calm.
  4. With the kidnappings, Hamas has succeeded in doing something that not even Israel’s own politicians have achieved: they have welded together ALL of Israeli society in the face of this terrible predicament. Israeli society is 100 percent behind the country’s political and military leaders. Not even Benjamin Netanyahu managed to do that in all his years in power. Now the Prime Minister has the whole nation behind him. Thanks Hamas.
  5. Even the traditionally anti-Israel UN and EU, two organisations that are firmly antagonistic to the Jewish state, have come out in support of Israel over the kidnapping of the three schoolboys. Never could Israel have dreamed of getting both the UN and the EU firmly behind the Jewish state. Seriously, big thanks Hamas.
  6. Even overseas Jewish groups not always comfortable about supporting Israel have come out in full support of the Jewish state following the kidnapping. Hamas has succeeded in bringing together world Jewry where even the Jewish Agency failed – and the effect will last. Many thanks, Hamas.
  7. Almost the best bit of all: following the kidnappings, Norway has indefinitely postponed a long-scheduled international donors’ meeting for financial aid to the Palestinian Arabs. Following the “unity government” that brought together the two main Palestinian Arab terrorist groups, Fatah and Hamas, it now transpires that not only Hamas but also Fatah will suffer the financial consequences of cancelled aid. Seriously Hamas, you should candidate for a position in the Israeli Knesset because you are doing more for Israel in its ongoing battle against Palestinian Arab extremism – including curtailing international funding – than the Jewish state has ever managed on its own. Keep up the good work.
  8. Convicted Palestinian Arab terrorists already in Israeli jails are now having all their privileges withdrawn. Including Israeli taxpayer-funded university education – so Israeli taxpayers are overjoyed.
  9. Already freed Palestinian Arab mass-murderers, 1000 of whom were released in exchange for one (1) Israeli abductee Gilad Schalit a couple of years ago, are now being rearrested by Israel.  So Hamas are not exactly their flavour of the month there either…
  10. And finally, that perpetual thorn in Israel’s side, that fifth-columnist and traitor guilty of multiple treason against the country in which she serves as a Member of Knesset (parliament), Arab MK Hanin Zoabi, has at last overplayed her hand, joyfully proclaiming her support for the kidnapping of the citizens of her own country by agents of an enemy entity. Calls to expel her from the Knesset are now gathering broad support all across the Israeli political spectrum. When she went so far as to condemn Mohammed Zoabi, a teenage member of her own family, simply because he as an Israeli citizen expressed support for the three teenage Israelis kidnapped by Hamas, his lawmaker relative Ms Hanin Zoabi publicly abused and threatened him. Her extremist family took their cue from her – resulting in Israel Police arresting three members of her family for threatening the life of the teenage Mohammed. The whole of Israel is caught up in the drama of the three kidnapped Jewish Israeli schoolboys – and equally in their fervent support of Arab Israeli schoolboy Mohammed Zoabi whose crime was to express dismay at the kidnapping and empathy with the victims.

So all told, Hamas, you’ve done a great job: united all of Israel, ensured international backing for the Jewish state, cut off funding to your own people, seen masses of Palestinian Arab terrorists arrested and rearrested, and finally outed Hanin Zoabi, a treacherous fifth columnist within Israel. Tactically, strategically, short-term and long-term, you’ve done a brilliant job.

Really, Hamas, you’re giving us everything we ever wanted.

Now keep looking over your shoulders. Not for the Israeli army, who as you know will always treat you humanely.

But for your very own Palestinian Arab comrades-in-arms. You’ve cost them a whole lot.

Once again, thanks.

Signed: the Jewish people and the nation of Israel, who have come together as never before.

The invisible, non-existent threat that nobody will talk about

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Sunni Muslim terrorists are battling Shia Muslim terrorists in Lebanon.

Sunni Muslim ISIL terrorists are attacking Shia Muslim terrorists in Syria.

Sunni Muslim ISIS terrorists are fighting Shia Muslim civilians in Iraq.

Sunni Muslim ISIS terrorists are threatening Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

Al Shabab Muslim terrorists have just attacked civilian Christian Kenyans.

Boko Haram Muslim terrorists recently abducted more than 200 mostly Christian girls in Nigeria, followed by a further 40 abductions. The girls’ whereabouts are still not known.

Hamas/Islamic Jihad Muslim terrorists recently kidnapped three Jewish schoolboys near Hebron – the boys’ whereabouts are still not known.

Iranian Shia Muslim forces have now invaded the eastern part of Muslim Iraq.

The Iranian Shia regime routinely hangs gays and political dissidents from cranes in public squares. The Shia Muslim Religious Police publicly flog women whose dress does not conform to the male police officers’ expectations of modesty.

The Muslim Taliban in Afghanistan are slowly, inexorably returning that desperate country back to the Middle Ages, with girls forbidden to engage in the crime of education and women banned from being seen in public.

Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia bans women from driving, and no religion other than Islam is allowed to be practised in that country. In addition, there are roads on which non-Muslims are banned from driving. Take a moment to read that again: there are roads – stretches of black tarmac – that that are forbidden to people who are not of the Muslim faith. Saudi Arabia is a member state of the UN Human Rights Council…

In majority-Sunni Muslim Egypt, the 10 million strong Coptic Christian minority is routinely discriminated, killed, raped and beaten into subjugation.

In Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christianity and part of the territory ruled by the Sunni Muslim regime of Mahmud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority, the Christian population has dwindled from about 80 percent to 15 percent in the past couple of decades.

In the Gaza Strip, where the genocidal Sunni Muslim Hamas organisation holds power, Christians are routinely murdered and raped into submission, and when Israel left that territory even the bodies of dead Jews had to be dug up are reburied in Israel to satisfy the racist demands of the Islamist group, which refused to have its soil “polluted” by Jews, even dead ones.

As for Sunni Muslim Somalia, there’s no point in even beginning to open that subject.

The list goes on and on. I’m pretty sure there is a red thread in there somewhere, something that links all these human rights horrors together, but I can’t quite see it.

Meantime, I feel relaxed by US President Obama’s assurances that whatever dire state the world may be in, at least with the Religion of Peace, Islam, everyone lives under terms of equality and strict adherence to human rights.

It is also reassuring to know that when three Israeli Jewish schoolchildren are kidnapped by Sunni Hamas/Islamic Jihad militants, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is clear-sighted enough to demand that the Jewish state should “exercise restraint” in its operation to safely recover the illegally abducted teenagers.

And on the interfaith dialogue front, it is good to hear that while at the Vatican for a joint prayer meeting with the Pope last week, the Muslim imam recited the traditional prayer from the Second Sura in the Koran in which Allah is implored to “grant victory over the infidel”. While the Pope – on his own home turf – sat immobile and commented neither then nor afterwards.

In all this we can at least say that what some undiscerning people in the West mistakenly term aggressive Islamism does not exist, is not a threat, and does not affect either the majority peace-loving and law-abiding Muslims or anyone else of any other faith.

And that is good to know.

Relax - Barack Obama, Catherine Ashton and Ban Ki-Moon have your backs. No worries then.

Palestine: a study in uncontrolled addiction

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

This article was first published in “The Times of Israel” on December 2, 2013.

Palestinian Arabs want a country of their own. They want to call it Palestine.

Many people find this offensive. Which is strange.

When the Palestinian Jews declared the independent Jewish state of Israel in 1948, with the backing of the majority of the world community, the intention of that same world community – including the fledgling state of Israel – was that local Palestinian Arabs would also declare their own independence in their own state – Palestine.

As history has made clear in the six and a half decades since 1948, the Palestinian Arabs did not so much want their own independent state as the destruction of the independent Jewish state.

And that aggressive, self-destructive attitude is what is preventing Palestinian Arab independence to this very day.

“… It is time the UN and EU stopped investing hard-earned tax revenues in the wasteful Palestinian Arab addiction to violence, intransigence, corruption and fanaticism. And instead started demanding reciprocity, transparency and democracy. On pain of withheld financial aid …”

The Palestinian Arab leadership and its various backers over the decades have historically failed to factor one prime consideration into their deliberations: the Jewish state of Israel is here, and it is here to stay. The more pressure is applied to ignore this obvious truth, the more rock-steady the foundation on which Israel stands.

There is a good reason for this: over and above the obvious religious, historical and national foundations of the Jewish state of Israel in Israel, nobody likes a bully.

To read the article in its entirety, click on the Times of Israel website.


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