Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cease-fire? Hamas demands war

This week, Hamas broke yet another cease-fire. Between Tuesday-Wednesday, August 19-20, 2014, it fired more than 200 rockets at Israel. To give you a sense of how that felt in Israel, consider what happened here yesterday (Wednesday, August 20, 2014) between noon and seven-thirty pm.       
During that time-period, Israeli air sirens went off in Ashkelon, Ashdod,  Kiryat Gat, Ashdod, Ashdod, Yad Mordechai, Netiv Ha'asarah, the Gderot Region, Hevel Yavneh, Kiryat Ata, Ashkelon, Kerem Shalom, Ashdod, the Eshkol Region, Yad Mordechai, Netiv Ha'asarah, the Gaza Envelope, Ashdod, Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Ashkelon, Ashkelon, Sderot, Sha'ar Hanegev, Eshkol,  Eshkol, the Gaza Envelope, Ashkelon, Ashkelon, Sderot, Sha'ar Hanegev, Be'er Sheva, Negev Region, Bnei Shimon, Gaza Envelope, Kissufim, Nahal Oz, Alumim, Kerem Shalom, Ashdod, Eshkol, Yad Mordechai, Netiv Ha'asarah, Gaza Envelope, Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Ashkelon, Ashkelon, Eshkol, Sderot, Sha'ar Hanegev, Eshkol, Gaza Envelope, Ashkelon, Ashkelon, Ashkelon, Be'er Sheva, Negev Region, Nirim, Ein Hashlosha, Bnei Shimon, Kerem Shalom, Kissufim, Nahal Oz, Alumim, the Gaza Envelope, Eshkol, the Gaza Envelope, Ashkelon, Be'er Sheva, Ashkelon, Be'eri, Be'er Sheva Region, Gaza Envelope, Eshkol,  Gush Dan, Shfela Region, Ashkelon, Be'er Sheva, Gaza Envelope, Kiryat Ono, Ashkelon, Gaza Envelope, Kissufim, Ashkelon, Gaza Envelope, Kerem Shalom.
The list above adds up to at least 87 air raids in just over seven hours—one air raid every five minutes. If you lived in Ashdod or Ashkelon, you sometimes got sirens back-to-back, even back-to-back-to-back.
Look at the list again. Look at how often some places were targeted. How you like to live there?
Most of these places are close to Gaza. Can you imagine living with so many air raids? Try to prepare a meal or type out an email in that kind of situation. Try to change a diaper or dress a child.
Some 500,000 Jews live in these places. They do not live with peace or security, something the UN says they have the right to do. They live with air raid sirens.
Hamas broke a cease-fire. It attacks Israel. The state of Israel has the right to defend its citizens. In fact, according to some, the state has a moral obligation to defend its citizens.
The world doesn’t care about Israel. It protects Hamas. It chooses terror over democracy.  
How strange. Hamas is a killer. It aims to destroy Israel. How can one say such a horrible thing? Read the Hamas Charter. It’s online. It’s all there: the only solution to the ‘Palestinian problem’ is Jihad (Holy war) against Jews. The Hamas Charter rejects ‘political compromise’.
That’s why so many countries label Hamas as a ‘terror organization’. Hamas isn’t dedicated to peace. It’s dedicated to destroying Israel.
Hamas is obsessed. It will not accept peace with Israel. Instead, it turns everything it touches into a bomb or a weapon in order to attack Jews. It will take your money and buy weapons instead of food. It will use cement to build terror tunnels instead of homes.
It’s a terror organization. It will kidnap Jews and kill them (“Hamas Admits it Murdered Three Israeli Teens”, Arutz Sheva, August 21, 2014). It will plot mass murder of Jews in Israel (“Israel says it foiled Hamas plan for massive attacks on Israel, coup against PA”, Times of Israel, August 18, 2014). It will pound Israel with rockets.
Hamas means what it says in its morally despicable Charter. It wants to kill Jews for allah.
When you support Hamas, that's what you support.
You might not want to hear this, but Hamas is a racist killer that promotes genocide against Jews. If you don’t believe that, read the Hamas Charter. Just ‘google’ it. Find a translation. Take a look at it.
Then read the definition of ‘genocide’ (see Raphael Lemkin, "Genocide as a Crime under International Law", American Journal of International Law (1947) Volume 41(1):145-151). Then read the definition of ‘racism’ (see the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights).
Then, compare those definitions with the printed words in the Hamas Charter. It’s that simple.
You won’t need a PhD to figure it out. Hamas promotes racism. It calls to commit genocide against the Jews of Israel.
Jews, meanwhile, want to live in peace and security. Haven’t you noticed? Jews don’t declare that they intend to kill Arabs. Jews don’t declare that they intend to wipe Gaza or Ramallah off the face of the map. Jews don’t embrace genocidal hate.
Hamas does. Fatah does.
What do you want the state of Israel to do when enemies like that attack Israel’s civilians?
Tell me.
Hamas wants war. Hamas demands war. What should Israel?

If you want to think about the Arab-Israel conflict, remember the hate. Remember the calls to kill Jews. Remember the genocidal Jew-hate.
Then tell me what Israel should do with an enemy like Hamas.

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