Threatens retribution if Gazans heed Israeli warnings to leave
By MICHAEL D. EVANS
Hamas is a Palestinian terrorist organization known best for its charter, which calls for the total annihilation of Israel and the Jewish people. The aim of the Islamist group is to found a Hamas-controlled state extending from the banks of the Jordan River to the Mediterranean.
Hamas’s soulless ideology is no different than that of the Nazis; its theology can be compared to both Al Qaida and ISIS. It is an unabashed proxy of Iran and receives its training and funding from that radical Islamic country. Israel is on the front line of the fight against such radical Islamists, whose objective is world domination.
US taxpayer money indirectly funds Hamas through the Palestinian Authority. Suffice it to say that if the Canadian or Mexican government fired missiles into the United States or were to send a wave of suicide bombers into the US to blow up American citizens, it would cease to exist. America’s first taste of such fundamental hatred came on 9/11.
In the past several days, Israel has agreed to a temporary cease-fire brokered by Egypt. At the time it was to go into effect, Hamas again began lobbing rockets into Israeli territory and sending operatives through its extensive tunnel system to attack targets inside Israel.
Israeli President Shimon Peres revealed that the IDF stopped a Hamas plot to send a terrorist strike team across the border to carry out “wholesale slaughter” of the residents of Kibbutz Sufa. He announced that more than a dozen terrorists had been stopped by the IDF before they could reach their target and begin killing the innocents. http://www.businessinsider.com/israel-gaza-kibbutz-tunnel-infiltration-2014-7
Israel quite obviously has the upper hand in the conflict. Why then do the terrorists in Gaza continue their assault? The answer seems to be that Hamas believes it can win concessions through world opinion – the inundation of photographs of Gazan civilians being maimed or killed by Israeli counterattacks. Its leaders must surely feel that a rising death toll will force an end to the war it started.
While Hamas leaders have gone underground like snakes in a viper pit, they continue to use their own civilians as human shields in an attempt to shame the Israeli military. Gazans who have fled their homes after being warned by Israel of an imminent attack are being intimidated into returning to their homes.
United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) shelter facilities reported that only 20,000 of the more than 100,000 advised to relocate asked for refuge. Apparently Hamas officials had threatened retribution if they left their homes following the Israeli warning. UNRWA, advised not to provide relief, has been warned to expect retaliation following the end of the current conflict. http://www.thetower.org/0716-idf-tells-gaza-residents-to-leave-hamas-intimidates-them-into-staying/
UNRWA also discovered the validity of accusations against Hamas of routinely hiding its store of rockets and launchers in the midst of neighborhoods, in schools, mosques, hospitals, and other civilian locations. It uses civilians of all ages as human shields. Days after the start of the latest round of rockets fired into Israel, UNRWA representatives discovered a stash of some 20 rockets in one of its schools in Gaza, a blatant breach of UNRWA policy.
In a recent Fox News interview, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu succinctly summed up the great divide between the Israelis and Hamas. He told interviewer Chris Wallace:
“The difference between us: We are using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.” http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/07/13/Netanyahu-We-Use-Missile-Defense-to-Protect-Our-People-They-Use-People-To-Protect-Their-Missiles
Dr. Michael Evans is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His book, Persia: The Final Jihad, is available at www.TimeWorthyBooks.com.