Israel Vs. Hamas: The Righteous Side Entirely With Israel While The Wicked Equivocate

The Obama administration seems to love to say, “Israel has the right to defend itself.  But…”

But there ARE no “buts.”  This isn’t one of those nuanced things where both sides have some right and both sides have some wrong.  Israel has the right to defend itself.  Period.  And Hamas is entirely in the wrong.  Period.  And every civilian who has died is the direct result of Hamas’ unrelenting attacks against Israel and HER innocent civilians.  And the Obama administration is wicked for saying one word to condemn Israel as they desperately try to limit the deaths and injuries of Palestinian civilians.  Israel not only sends leaflets before they bomb (allowing all the actual terrorists to flee the civilian-populated areas they deliberately infest so as to exploit their own people as human shields), they not only use concussive blasts as warnings before they destroy a target, but they even try when they can to call each HOUSE before they attack or bomb an area.

An article in the Los Angeles Times simply documents the nature of the atrocity that Hamas has committed:

Gaza tunnel network threat leaves Israelis shaken
By Laura King
July 30, 2014, 6:07 PM|Reporting from Kibbutz Erez, Israel

Beneath the wheat and watermelon fields surrounding this farm community just outside the Gaza Strip lies a threat that helps explain the overwhelming public support in Israel for the war against the Palestinian militant group Hamas..

A little over a week ago, assailants dressed in Israeli military uniforms clambered out of an underground passageway about halfway between this hamlet of 400 or so people and a neighboring kibbutz, Nir Am. Israeli troops killed nine of them, but not before the attackers killed four soldiers.

The specter of such assaults via a large and sophisticated network of subterranean passageways has profoundly shaken Israelis long accustomed to a different threat from the coastal strip, that of rocket and mortar fire. Four such infiltrations have taken place since the start of the Gaza offensive, killing at least 11 Israeli soldiers and haunting the collective psyche.

“From this, you can’t protect yourself,” said Ruti Sheves, 64, who has lived in Kibbutz Erez for 40 years. “You don’t have a shelter where you can run and be safe. You can’t be safe from this.”

Troops operating in and near Gaza have tracked 36 tunnels with dozens of access points, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Wednesday, as the Israeli offensive in Gaza entered its fourth week. Miles of passageways, many stocked with weapons and reinforced against explosions from above, pass near or directly beneath schools, mosques and hospitals, threading their way under some of the most densely populated terrain on Earth.

“We already finished destroying more than 22, and it’s going on day and night,” Hanegbi said. “We want to go as fast as possible.”

Hamas for years has boasted that tunnels are an equalizer in an asymmetric battle. This week, Israelis were horrified by video Hamas released of an attack outside Nahal Oz, another farming community just outside the Gaza boundary, that left five Israeli soldiers dead.

Grainy but gripping, the attacker’s-eye images begin underground, emerging to open fields and blue sky. Lasting nearly four minutes, the video shows the assailants — faces blurred to prevent identification — exchanging fire with Israeli soldiers. They stand over one body and fire repeatedly at close range. One attacker triumphantly displays a seized machine gun.

The army has countered with its own brand of tunnel video, releasing almost daily images of specially trained troops gingerly dismantling booby traps and uncovering dark passageways.

The presence of the tunnel network has long been known to Israel; one was used to stage the 2006 attack that resulted in the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. He was held captive in Gaza for five years before being freed in a massive prisoner exchange.

But the underground grid’s scope, scale and sophistication, which has become clear over the course of the current offensive, has caught many by surprise. Concrete-lined, with electricity and metal tracks for transport, the carefully ventilated passageways appear to have been designed as the conduit for both large-scale assaults and clandestine abductions. Israel says it has found “kidnap kits” consisting of handcuffs and tranquilizers in some of the tunnels.

In the heated rhetoric surrounding the fighting in Gaza, which has killed more than 1,200 Palestinians, many of them women and children, the tunnels have emerged as the key Israeli rationale for keeping up the fight rather than agreeing to a cease-fire lasting for longer than a matter of hours. The tunnels are also cited as the principal reason for military operations taking place in the heart of jam-packed Palestinian residential neighborhoods, which have exacted a heavy civilian toll.

“We will not complete the mission, we will not complete the operation, without neutralizing the tunnels, the sole purpose of which is the destruction of our civilians and the killing of our children,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week.

Fueling the anxiety among Israelis, the Maariv newspaper cited intelligence sources as saying that Palestinian militants had planned to use the tunnels to infiltrate Israel with a force consisting of hundreds of fighters disguised as Israeli soldiers, in an assault timed to the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, in late September.

Under heavy international pressure as the bloodletting mounts in Gaza, Israel appears to be trying to buy time to continue destroying the tunnel network.

“We are only a few days away from destroying the attack tunnels,” said Maj. Gen. Sami Turjeman, the head of Israel’s southern command, said in a televised briefing Wednesday night. He sounded a note often echoed by Israeli officialdom: Hamas could have built “two hospitals, 20 schools, 20 clinics and 100 kindergartens” with the cement and other materials used to construct the tunnels.

Attention to the tunnel network has supplanted even the alarm over the more than 2,500 rockets and missiles fired at Israel during the offensive. Debate about whether the discovery of the scope of the problem represents an intelligence failure has been muted by reluctance to criticize the army at what is seen as a time of crisis.

How best to deal with the threat in the long term has been dissected and discussed by a parade of technical experts. Destroying the tunnels is almost as much of an engineering challenge as constructing them must have been, military officials say.

Though technology plays a role in uncovering the passageways, Reserve Brig. Gen. Shimon Daniel, a former head of the army’s combat engineering corps, said intelligence and surveillance collected over a long period played an equally important role.

Like other officers who have been immersed in tunnel tracking, he cited the unnerving psychological dimension of the tunnels in the eyes of the Israeli public.

“Most threats you hear and see,” he said. “But this has the element of surprise, of the unknown, and that’s very frightening to people.”

At Kibbutz Erez, residents set up a 24-hour “war room” in one of the community’s bomb shelters. It was here that they gathered to monitor events during the July 21 alert while soldiers were battling the tunnel-borne assailants.

The drama took hours to play out. After Israeli spotters detected the assailants’ presence, there was hasty and frantic debate about whether they might actually be Israeli forces. So convincing were the attackers’ counterfeit uniforms that they even had regulation-style bands to keep pant legs from bunching when tucked into boots.

It was only after drone surveillance revealed that the men who mysteriously appeared in the fields at dawn were carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles, which are not used by the Israeli military, that troops moved definitively against them, Israeli news reports said later.

“This is our home, and we’re not leaving,” said Orna Naim, 52, who together with her husband had raised three children at Kibbutz Erez. “We wish we could live as neighbors, in peace. But this has to stop.”

There are two paragraphs that are particularly worth noting:

Troops operating in and near Gaza have tracked 36 tunnels with dozens of access points, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Wednesday, as the Israeli offensive in Gaza entered its fourth week. Miles of passageways, many stocked with weapons and reinforced against explosions from above, pass near or directly beneath schools, mosques and hospitals, threading their way under some of the most densely populated terrain on Earth.

and:

Hamas for years has boasted that tunnels are an equalizer in an asymmetric battle. This week, Israelis were horrified by video Hamas released of an attack outside Nahal Oz, another farming community just outside the Gaza boundary, that left five Israeli soldiers dead.

The first paragraph conclusively demonstrates the extent to which Hamas has gone to expose as many innocent civilians and as many “off-limits” targets such as hospitals, schools and mosques to attack as they possibly could.

The second makes a cynical point: Hamas views the tunnels as an “equalizer” not because it makes them the equal of Israel in battle, but rather because they know that they can count on fools such as Barack Hussein Obama to demonize Israel for the deaths of the Palestinian civilians Israel is forced to kill trying to root out the vicious terrorists who are burrowed right under people’s homes and hospitals and schools and mosques.

If you are not attributing every single Palestinian death to the wickedness of Hams, YOU are wicked.  You are literally so wicked that you are seeking to reward Hamas and their agenda to fulfill Article 7 of their Charter

‘The Day of Judgment will not come about until Moslems fight Jews and kill them. Then, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: ‘O Moslem, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.’ (Article 7, Hamas Charter)

– by helping them fulfill their strategy to forcibly expose as many of their own people to death as possible and then to politically exploit every death as an Israeli “atrocity.”

Just the other day, a United Nations school was destroyed.  I will bet you that school was located DIRECTLY OVER one of Hamas’ tunnels that Israel is desperately trying to destroy.

But another relevant fact is this:

UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees said Tuesday that a stockpile of Hamas rockets was found in one of UNRWA’s Gaza schools — for the third time since the onset of Operation Protective Edge.

The incident, however, was not publicized by UNRWA on its website or official Twitter feed, or that of its spokesperson.

We find that each time the United Nations has caught Hamas using one of their schools for terrorist headquarters, the United Nations has actually given Hamas back their rockets so they could use them to try to kill more Jews.

Which is why at this point I accuse the United Nations of participating in war crimes by using innocent civilians as human shields and humanitarian sites as military installations.  The United Nations is more guilty of war crimes than Israel.

Israel needs to be allowed to destroy these tunnels.  They need to destroy the rockets and they need to continue to blockade whatever parts of Gaza that Hamas has ANY political control over so Hamas cannot continue to amass terror networks and arsenals.

Finally, every nation on earth that sends any aid whatsoever to any area controlled by Hamas is part of the terrorist network.  Because each of those thirty-plus tunnels – which the LA Times documents are incredibly sophisticated and elaborate – cost an average of $3 million dollars.  And where did Hamas get the $90-plus million to build these tunnels?  From Obama, for one.

Hamas has not only rejected multiple cease-fires and continued their attack, but they have even violated their OWN cease-fires.  Which is tantamount to asking for peace so I can sucker-punch you in the mouth and then asking for peace again.

It’s time to stand up with Israel, stand up for what is right and demonize the demonizers.

 

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2 Responses to “Israel Vs. Hamas: The Righteous Side Entirely With Israel While The Wicked Equivocate”

  1. dog walker Says:

    Hiding behind off limit targets… is like using ambulances to transport combatants and war materials. Oh, wait they do that too!

    I think there was imagery captured by aerial surveillance that showed that a mortar round landing “near” the school didn’t kill the innocents that Hamas claimed.

    I think these guys save their dead in freezers and pull them out whenever a photo op comes up. Kind of a nasty people without much to recommend their characters. But that is just my opinion.

    Seems to me that back when I was a kid in the 50’s and 60’s Jewish kids were going around with little milk carton looking things a soliciting donations for the purchase of land in Israel. I don’t find any accompanying historical reference but I think Jews bought land from Arabs and thereby acquired legitimacy to it. I think the Arabs took the money and then decided to kill them and run them off. Of course this is an unredacted assertion on my part. I am looking to confirm or refute the idea which could just be the stuff of childhood memory.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    dog walker,

    It truly is amazing what Hamas is doing and what the left believes they are legitimate for doing. The view of the Obama administration now is that it is literally FINE to use innocent civilians as human shields and wrong to kill the terrorists who use innocent civilians as human shields.

    The Bible told us that such a spirit of foolishness and depravity would characterize the world in the last days just as it told us that Israel would be the pariah of the world. Both have come to pass for the same reason.

    Yes, it is indeed a FACT that Israel BOUGHT the land they now inhabit. A lot of the purchasing took place in the 19th and early 20 century as Christians (fundamentalists who believed the Bible and realized that Israel would have to become a nation again according to passages such as Ezekiel 37 as well as in Revelation. They BOUGHT the land from the (MUslim) Ottoman Empire, which were the legitimate owners of the land at the time.

    There has NEVER in ALL history been a “Palestinian” people. When Muslims had total control of the land there were no “Palestinians.” It is a lie fabricated AFTER Israel first bought then won in war what they paid for with wealth the land they now occupy.

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