Not Until Hamas Is Removed From Power

Bold printed headlines in American newspapers read: “Israel rejects truce, attacks Gaza.” – That makes readers think that Israel is the villain, the aggressor. Hidden in small print, a few words simply mention that Gaza militants previously fired rockets into Israel. Most readers will read right over these words. The media fails to make it clear that Hamas has shelled Israel’s civilian population for eight long years before Israel finally decided to do something about it.

Just two weeks ago Hamas refused to extend even that partial cease-fire and began intensive rocketing Israeli kibbutzim, towns and cities on the average of 40-50 attacks a day. Why should Israel accept a truce with them now?

Hamas has long threatened to hit major Israeli cities. Their weapon of choice are Katyusha rockets manufactured in China and Iran, packed with screws, bolts and ball bearings to maximize casualties, and topped off with ammonia to increase explosive power.

Hamas fired 52 rockets on strictly civilian targets on Thursday, focusing on Israel’s 5th, 6th and 13th biggest cities – Ashdod, Beersheva and Ashkelon. Yesterday our city of Beersheva was hit 8 times by Grad katyushas, while Ashkelon was hit 9 times.

The 122 mm Grad-model has been used recently to hit Sderot, Netivot, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gan Yavne, Kiryat Malachi, Kiryat Gat, Rahat, moshavim just outside of Beersheva and now Beersheva itself. These rockets were smuggled through Yemen, Eritrea, and Sudan, and finally brought across the very porous border with Egypt. Hamas demands that these borders (the Philadelphi Corridor) be thrown wide open so they can resupply and continue rocket attacks against Israel. After all, the IDF was able to destroy some of their weapon smuggling tunnels.

Israeli intelligence reported that Hamas terrorists were hiding in hospitals and maternity wards, wearing the clothes of doctors and nurses. They were moving rocket launchers into crowded residential neighborhoods, – thus their success in shooting over 45 rockets into
Israeli towns this morning alone.

A mosque used for storing rockets was destroyed. In Muslim tradition, mosques have sometimes been gathering places for encouraging, stirring up and supporting jihad. They have been used to shelter combatants and as a base from which to attack unbelievers. In recent UAV reconnaissance flights over Gaza, Israeli drones have positively identified terror leaders gathering and using mosques as command and control centers – to brief ground forces and distribute rockets. Though such behavior is not an accepted part of modern Western culture, the Islamist use of houses of worship in jihad or holy war has definite historical precedent in the Middle East.

Though the IAF air attacks have been comprehensive, the military forces of Hamas are still untouched. This terror army is waiting for an Israeli incursion, convinced that they will be able to inflict heavy casualties on the IDF. Roadside IEDs (improvised explosive devices), huge explosives concealed under newly paved roads, anti-tank and shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles certainly await the IDF.

There is something weird happening. The Saudis, Egyptians and Jordanians are all saying that Hamas is the cause of this war. Why do they suddenly all agree on condemning Hamas? After all it is an Islamic Terrorist Group that wants to destroy Israel as much as they do.

I think there is something fishy going on. “Something is rotten in the State of Denmark”.

Most of us know that Hamas and Hezbollah are puppet groups of Iran. Over the past few years Iran has been able to dominate Lebanon with Hezbollah and Gaza with Hamas. Both groups, Hamas and Hezbollah, are funded by Iran. – While the US and others keep trying to force the two-state-disaster on Israel, the fact that Islamic Terrorists are building strongholds in both Gaza and Lebanon with the assistance of Russia, China and North Korea seems to be over looked by the US Administration.

Bush hasn’t given up on his Road Map to Hell, and the two state solution. He also knows that there is no chance of that ever happening as long as Hamas is in charge of Gaza. BUT, if he can remove Hamas from power and the PA takes control, the door is wide open for the so-called “Palestinian” State to become a reality.

While the rest of the world is calling for a cease fire, Bush is clearly saying: “Not until Hamas is removed from power.”

Which brings into question what are the Israeli goals? Are they to bring about a two state solution?

In the meantime over 15,000 well trained Hamas fighters are staying underground, waiting on the Israeli ground troops to move in, knowing they will lose their fight, but they are not afraid to die for Allah as long as they can kill some Jews. In fact they don’t care how many Arabs in Gaza are killed because – the higher the number – the better for the media war.

While we wish for an Israeli victory in Gaza, such an outcome could have a dangerous downside, the handover of Gaza to the PLO’s Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Authority.


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