John R. Houk
© April 6, 2012
My fellow Americans do you know who or what Hamas is? Hamas is the Islamic terrorist organization that rules the Gaza Strip on the Mediterranean side of Israel. Gaza is a location that Arabs fled to in Israel’s war of independence in 1948. Just for clarity’s sake, the Arabs did not flee to Gaza because of some sort of forced exodus to move Arabs out of Israel. That is what Muslims do to non-Muslims when they think too many kafir are in an area of strategic importance. Brutal forced migration can be seen in history by the example of Ottoman Turkey and later Republic of Turkey collected Christian Armenians and marched them to a Syrian Desert to kill those who survived the march. The forced Armenian migration was a death march in which Armenians were systematically stripped of possessions and life along the way which included the rape of Armenian women.
Arabs fled from Israel to Judea-Samaria (West Bank) and Gaza where refugee camps were set up. These Arabs did not flee fearing the brutality of Jewish Israelis. Some Arabs fled because of the fear of becoming victims of Israeli-Arab armies battling each other and most of the fled under direction from the invading Armies to get out of the way until after an Arab victory. Israel withstood 5 or 6 invading armies (I’ve read it both ways) and the fleeing Arabs became stuck to whence they fled.
There other ensuing Arab nation wars with the primary assailants being the governments of Egypt, Jordan and Syria. The hatred of Jews ingrained in these Arab hostile nations really had more to do with acquiring conquered land than restoring Arabs to homes that most were renters of more than owners. The surrounding Arab nations use the Arab refugees as a pretext for future invasions after 1948 and so the Arab nations refused to integrate the refugees into their own nations. The Arab nations that created the refugee problem made sure the Arabs remained in the refugee camps EVEN THOUGH after the Israeli victory in 1948 Egypt controlled Gaza and (then) Transjordan controlled Judea-Samaria of an eastern portion of the old British Mandate of Palestine thanks to British aid given to the Transjordanian army known as the Arab Legion. The Transjordanian Hashemite Monarch renamed his nation Jordan after the 1948 conquest and renamed the portion conquered from Israeli possession the West Bank.
For clarity Egypt and Jordan both controlled territory where Arab refugees lived but never allowed the refugees to be a part of their perspective nations. Gaza and Judea-Samaria suzerainty remained with Egypt and Jordan from 1948 until 1967 when both those nations were spanked preparing yet another Arab invasion. The spanking brought back Judea-Samaria and Gaza back to Israeli control.
In 1964 the Arab League came up with a plan to engage Arab Refugees in the Islamic Arab World goal of driving Israel into the sea. The Arab League created the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The member nations of the Arab League did not create the PLO to establish an independent Palestinian State. Rather the PLO was to act as a surrogate for Arab nations to needle Israel while giving Jew-hating Muslim nations plausible deniability to the questions of more powerful nations in West which at that time had the most influence over the United Nations (My how those days have changed). Then after Israel spanked Egypt, Syria and Jordan in the 1967 Six-Day War, the PLO mission changed from needling Israel to outright acts of terrorism. AGAIN Muslim nations supported the PLO in this terrorism for both plausible deniability for acts of war and the hope to soften Israel for another invasion to eradicate Israel.
Check this out:
… the Arab League convened to try and find a way to complete the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel. They had tried it once before in 1948, with incomplete results. Back then, the Arab forces had managed to capture and ethnically cleanse the eastern half of Jerusalem, as well as seizing and annexing the West Bank and Gaza. But for 16 years, Israel had managed to frustrate their designs by stubbornly continuing to exist.
What the Arab governments wanted was a terrorist organization that could cross the border and carry out attacks inside Israel. And they wanted plausible deniability so that Israel and the UN couldn’t hold them responsible for those attacks. And so cloaked in a lot of smoke and mirrors about “Palestinian Arab nationhood”, the Palestine Liberation Organization was born.
The PLO had three tasks, to harass Israel through terror, to cultivate a fifth column inside the country that would come into play in an invasion, and to make it seem as if the Arab world wasn’t a bunch of genocidal maniacs, but wanted to destroy Israel in the name of “Palestinian rights”.
The Arab League had never believed in an independent Palestinian state. Even while they were creating the PLO, Jordan had already annexed the West Bank. And Gaza was in Egyptian hands. The PLO’s purpose was not to liberate these areas, or even to govern them. Its own charter made that abundantly clear.
Article 24. This Organization does not exercise any regional sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, in the Gaza Strip or the Himmah area. Its activities will be on the national popular level in the liberational, organizational, political and financial fields.
The PLO’s own founding charter had already conceded that the West Bank was not part of Palestine, and instead recognized Jordan’s annexation of the area. When the PLO talked about “liberating” Palestine, it only meant the parts of Israel that the Arab League members had not succeeded in seizing in 1948. When the PLO talked about liberating Palestine, up until 1967, it had nothing to do with the West Bank or Gaza, it simply meant destroying Israel.
It was not until 1967, when the latest Arab League attempt to “drive the Jews into the sea” failed, that the PLO began talking about their rights to Gaza and the West Bank. Previously they had staged terrorist attacks on Israel from bases in Gaza and the West Bank, under the sponsorship of Egypt and Jordan. After Israel reclaimed Gaza and the West Bank, and reversed the ethnic cleansing of Jews carried out in 1948, the PLO began focusing on the territories that their sponsors had lost in 1967, rather than just those they had lost in 1948.
Where does Hamas fit in this PLO umbrella Islamic terrorist design to destroy Israel?
Hamas does not fit into the PLO paradigm. Indeed, Hamas was created by the Muslim Brotherhood because of a loss of confidence in the PLO by the transnational Islamist organization we call the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) but may be better known as Ikhwan by Muslims. Hamas does not consider itself under the authority of the PLO or the created institution of the Palestinian (National) Authority (PA). As dreadful as Hamas is a radical Islamic organization is its honesty. Hamas does not tell Arabs that call themselves Palestinians something different than they tell Western ears. This is exactly what the PA does: the PA deceives the West with bogus implied promises and sows the seeds of Jew-hatred among PA constituents. Hamas honesty tells everybody: they intend to destroy Israel and kill Jews.
The International Quartet (UN, EU, USA & Russia) determined to create a Palestinian State out of Israel’s heritage is an international embarrassment for lovers of Israel as the Quartet sells that a Palestinian State will bring peace to the Middle East and security to the Jewish State of Israel. No such thing will occur with a Palestinian State AND if Hamas would join such a State it is a logical conclusion there would be a war to yet again to destroy Israel as per the Hamas Charter and the PLO Charter (or at least before open deception set in).
Caroline Glick has written an astute article about Hamas intentions for Israel and the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians. Part of what Glick has gleaned is surprising and it is based on an interview between a high level Hamas official and an Egyptian television interview:
Hamad made two central points. First, he claimed that the Palestinian war against Israel is the keystone of the global jihad. Second, he said the Palestinians are not a distinct people, but transplanted Egyptians and Saudis.
In his words, “At al-Aksa and on the land of Palestine, all the conspiracies, throughout history, have been shattered – the conspiracies of the Crusaders, and the conspiracies of the Tatars. At al- Aksa and on the land of Palestine, the Battle of Hattin was waged. The [West] does not want this noble history to repeat itself, because the Jews and their allies would be annihilated – the Zionists, the Americans and the imperialists.
“Thus, the conspiracy is very clear. Al-Aksa and the land of Palestine represent the spearhead for Islam and for the Muslims. Therefore, when we seek the help of our Arab brothers, we are not seeking their help in order to eat, to live, to drink, to dress, or to live a life of luxury. No. When we seek their help, it is in order to continue to wage Jihad.”
Hamad next explained, “Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis. Who are the Palestinians? We have many families called Al-Masri, [Egyptians] whose roots are Egyptian. Egyptian! They may be from Alexandria, from Cairo, from Dumietta, from the North, from Aswan, from Upper Egypt. We are Egyptians.”
What Hamad’s interview tells us is that today Hamas – the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood – is more interested in unity with Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Egypt than with Fatah. Whereas in the past it joined Fatah in obscuring the direct link between the jihad against the Jews and the jihad against the non-Muslim world, today it seeks to emphasize the connection. To this end, Hamas is willing to abandon the myth of Palestinian nativism and acknowledge that the Palestinians are an artificial people, invented for the purpose of advancing the global jihad in the key battlefield of Israel. (The eternal liberation movement; by Caroline Glick; CarolineGlick.com, 4/5/12)
My summarization goes something like this: Hamas has become more of a client of the Muslim Brotherhood rather than a representative of the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians. Hamas typically speaks the truth about the origin of so-called Palestinians and its goals. So point here is the future destruction of Israel will be the launching pad for the return of the Islamic glory days of Mohammed and the Four (cough) Rightly Guided Caliphs that began Islamic Imperialistic global conquest with the aim of transforming the whole of planet earth into a Caliphate.
Does Israel need a Jew-hating sovereign nation right on its doorstep created out of Israel’s own heritage? NO!
America is crazy for desiring a sovereign Palestinian State under the delusion that peace will come to the Middle East. If anything such a State will begin yet another international war ala WWIII. Although Republican Presidential Administrations have also bought into the idiocy of land for peace, it is President Barack Hussein Obama’s open disdain for Israel that will probably swoop into existence a Palestinian State sooner than later.
If you love Israel DO NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA on that first Tuesday in November 2012.