Israel Looks to Self-Preservation


John R. Houk

© June 21, 2018

 

Yesterday I receive an email from Ari Bussel sharing an Israel GPO News Update about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a graduation ceremony of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officers.

 

PM Netanyahu Addressing IDF Officer Graduation Photo by Kobi Gideon (GPO)

 

In that address Netanyahu talks about military/terrorist threats from Hamas in Gaza to the south and Iran building threatening military capabilities toward the north in Syria. Here is that relatively short news release from the Israel GPO:

 

PM Netanyahu Addresses IDF Officers’ Course Graduation Ceremony

 

Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser

20 June 2018

GPO News

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 20 June 2018), at IDF Training Base #1, addressed an IDF officers’ course graduation ceremony. Following is an excerpt from his remarks:

 

“I do not intend to go into detail about what we are planning vis-à-vis Gaza. The intensity will be stepped up as necessary. We are prepared for any scenario and our enemies would do well to understand this – now.

 

Regarding the Syrian front, we are constantly working to prevent Iranian forces and their proxies from establishing a military presence there. We will not allow those who call for our destruction to turn Syria into a base for aggression against Israel.

 

The iron fist of the IDF is powerfully striking whoever strives to attack us, and will continue to do so.”

 

In America you probably have no clue to what Prime Minister Netanyahu was talking about thanks to the lack of reporting by the Mainstream Media (MSM). OR if they do report, it is some disinformation blaming Israel for violence on the Gaza-Israel border or perhaps an idiotic accusation that Israel is attacking Iranian military assets in Syria especially near Syrian/Israeli border. Even after continued Islamic terrorist attacks by Hamas and affiliates against Israeli civilians originating from Gaza, the UN condemns Israel for reprisals.

 

Here is an example of Hamas/Islamic Jihad/UN hypocrisy:

 

Hamas and Islamic Jihad: Israeli Airstrikes Will Be Answered With Rocket Fire

 

By Tazpit Press Service

June 21, 2018 – 10:15 am

Breaking Israel News

 

 

North of the Gaza Strip Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad. (Credit: Abed Khatib/Flash90)

 

Terrorist factions in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas and the Islamic Jihad warned Wednesday that Israeli airstrikes on the Strip will be met with rocket fire from Gaza.

 

In a statement released to the media, the factions took responsibility for the barrage of rockets fired at Israel on Tuesday night, which they said was a “response to Israel’s continuous aggression against Gaza,” adding that “the enemy’s leadership will bear full responsibility for its aggression and will pay a price for its arrogance.”

 

Hamas’ Spokesperson Fawzi Barhoum blamed Israel for the current escalation but also added that Hamas is not interested in war.

 

“It (Hamas) will always be ready to carry out its national duty of protecting the Palestinian people,” Barhoum said.

 

Earlier Wednesday, the IAF struck 25 Hamas targets in the Strip in response to ongoing cross-border arson and rocket attacks at civilian communities.

 

Five missiles hit towns around the Gaza Belt district overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, with at least 13 rockets landing in the Eshkol Regional Council alone. No injuries were reported, but, several buildings and cars were damaged in the attacks.

 

“In response to the rockets fired throughout the night from the Gaza Strip at Israel, IAF fighter jets targeted approximately 25 terror objectives in the Gaza Strip thus far,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement. “The Hamas terror organization targeted Israeli civilians throughout the night with a severe rocket attack and is dragging the Gaza Strip and its civilians down a deteriorating path. Hamas is responsible for everything that transpires in the Gaza Strip and will bear the consequences for deliberately targeting Israeli civilians.”

 

Pertaining Israel/Syria/Iran, here is an excerpt from Eurasia Review:

 

Accessing Israel-Iran Simmering Rivalry In Syria – Analysis

 

By Nagapushpa Devendra

June 15, 2018

Eurasia Review

 

 

On the other side of the conflict, Iranians have begun to tamp up the rhetorical escalation that has the potential to put these two countries on a path toward open confrontation. From Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to IRGC generals there have been repetitive threat to wipe out ‘Zionists’ which has become a normal jargon in public forums. Though the rhetoric broadened that they will pursue every move with calculation and caution for two major factors.

 

 

This implacable aspiration to wipe out Israel from the map discredits Rouhani government’s claim to not pose any threat to the security and sovereignty of regional countries. In fact, the rift between Rouhani and IRGC widened with the eruption of a heated argument between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Military Commander Mohammad Bagheri over the true intention behind launching retaliatory missiles against Israel. In the argument, Rouhani tried to explain the detrimental effect and international repercussions on the nuclear deal.

 

As the mutual hostility between Israel-Iran has deepened in Syria, Israel stated that their defence forces were on high-alert due to irregular Iranian activities in Syria and have ordered bomb shelters to be equipped in Golan Heights. Shortly, the Syrian state media reported that the government has downed two Israeli missiles near a military base of the capital. Subsequently, another report of Israel attacking targets of the Syrian military on the outskirts of Quneitra in the Golan Heights reverberated across the region. Prior to a week of frequent Israeli strikes, three unnamed US officials stated that Israel is preparing for military action against Iran in Syria, and is seeking US support. In addition, the officials also blamed Israel for the airstrike on a military base in Hamas and Aleppo that killed over 20 military personnel, including Iranians.

 

It seems that Israel has been motivated by the desire to fight sooner rather than later. Israel considers that an attack by Iran, while not imminent, is inevitable, and that delay in attacking would involve greater risk. Usually, this happens, when the balance of military capability is expected to shift in the enemy’s favour, due to the prospects that the opponent will acquire or develop a powerful new offensive or defensive capability. …

 

Israelis firmly believe that Iran as a nuclear emergence state will bring their world to the threshold of the abyss. Probably, this would be the factor for Netanyahu to urge Trump refer to the documents provided by them on the development of Iranian nuclear deal, rather than relying on the reports provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). …

 

This led Putin to send Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on an errand to Tehran where he warned Rouhani about the far-reaching consequences of Iranian retribution to an Israeli strike, not least for Russia and Syria. However, before Rouhani could curb IRGC’s manoeuvrability in Syria, IRGC appears to have fallen for Israeli bait and have launched some 20 rockets at their positions in the Golan Heights. This gave Israel a solid ground to retaliate with the largest strike they have carried out in Syria since 1970 while substantiating it as an act of self-defence which is legitimate under international law. The Israeli said, its targets included weapon storage, logistic sites and intelligence centres used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. Additionally, they have also destroyed five Syrian air-defence batteries after coming under heavy fire.

 

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I believe you can see Prime Minister Netanyahu’s remarks to the IDF officers graduating class had to do with Israel’s self-preservation.

 

JRH 6/21/18

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Stand with Israel against Islamic Terrorists – Hamas


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John R. Houk

© July 18, 2014

 

If you are a reader of my posts you are aware I am no friend of the religion of theo-political Islam. Regardless of what propagandists tell Islam is NOT a religion of peace. AND in that same vein, the Islamic terrorist groups – regardless of the ones fooling the West about peaceful intentions or the ones that make no bones about their desire to destroy Israel and kill Jews – are instruments of evil that have incredulously gained the support of many Western nations, corporations AND Christian Churches. RIGHT NOW the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza organization called Hamas entered Israel and killed three Jewish teens. One of the teens held dual citizenship as an Israeli and an American. AND THEN Hamas had the temerity to threaten Israel that any reprisal by Israel in search of the Islamic terrorist murderers would result in a rain of missile hell on Israeli cities targeting civilian men, women and children.

 

In the process of looking for the Hamas murderers, the murderers’ family homes were demolished. Frankly that was getting off lite since the Palestinians families undoubtedly danced in the streets when they became cognizant their offspring killed Jewish teens. The Hamas operating structure in Judea-Samaria (aka West Bank) was dismantled in the process. The one tragedy is a Palestinian teen was indiscriminatingly murdered in act of revenge by non-IDF Israelis. My mom taught me that two wrongs don’t make a right; thus the revenge murder was wrong.

 

Guess what? Hamas refused any accountability for the Jewish teenagers’ murder and vowed missile attacks for disrupting their Muslim supporters in Judea-Samaria and for the murder of the Arab teen. Evidently the arrest of the Israeli perpetrators was not good enough for Jew-hating Hamas. Hamas began mortar and missile attacks on Israeli civilian cities.

 

This has eventually led to the IDF Operation Protective Edge. As is becoming typical in the West, pro-Palestinian apologists are crying that the IDF is using too much extreme prejudice against Hamas controlled Gaza in efforts to eradicate the Islamic terrorists and their military capability. Even if that is true I am probably one of those rare politically incorrect bloggers that doesn’t feel a lot of sympathy for Arabs that call themselves Palestinians voluntarily acting human shields and cheers for the deaths of Jews. Those that support Islamic terrorists deserve what they get.

 

At any rate I received an email from United with Israel appealing for relief support for the Israeli victims (which includes destroyed homes etc.) of the Hamas attacks. I am posting the email and the donation link because have pertinent information that is better than you’ll received duped Leftists that condemn Israel rather than the murderous Islamic terrorists led by Hamas.

 

JRH 7/18/14

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What you MUST know about Israel’s War in Gaza

 

By Rabbi Ari Enkin

Sent: 7/18/2014 8:16 AM

Sent from: United with Israel

 

Shalom John,

 

Yes, it’s true. Israeli ground forces have entered the Gaza Strip.

 

Make no mistake. Regardless of what you hear from media outlets, foreign governments or the UN — Israel is acting in complete self-defense.

 

Due to the incessant rocket attacks and vast network of terror tunnels intended to murder Israeli citizens, Israel simply has no choice.

 

Although the US State Department has told Israel that “there is more that can be done” to protect civilians in Gaza, rest assured that the Israel Defense Forces are going way beyond what any other country has ever done – and would ever do – to protect a civilian population.

 

In yesterday’s live webinar, I presented the authentic Jewish approach to fighting a war. Unlike the enemies of Israel who glorify terror, destruction and death, the Jewish people have the highest regard for human life.

 

Our supreme value of human life is reflected in the humane, dignified manner in which the IDF is conducting itself in its war of self-defense, such as by dropping leaflets and phoning the residents of Gaza to warn them of imminent attacks.

 

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Since the onset of Israel’s latest war on terror, Operation Protective Edge, over one thousand rockets have been launched from Gaza into Israeli cities. The people of Israel continue to suffer from the barbaric, murderous terror machine of Hamas.

 

Terror and fear are rampant throughout the Land of Israel as Gaza terrorists dramatically increase their missile attacks upon Israeli communities. Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem have been bombed, with innocent Israeli civilians being the prime targets of Islamic terror.

 

Nearly 4 million Israelis are now within range of Hamas rocket attacks.

 

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Dead Bodies of 3 Kidnapped Israeli Teens Found


Kidnapped Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaar & Naftali Fraenkel murdered 6-12-14

Naftali Fraenkel, 16, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19

 

John R. Houk

© July 2, 2014

 

Look at these names and remember in scorn as Jew-hating murderers of Jewish teens: Amer Abu Aysha (left) and Marwan Kawasme (right).

 

Amer Abu Aysha (left) & Marwan Kawasme Murder Suspects

 

These two young Arabs that call themselves Palestinians kidnapped Naftali Fraenkel, 16, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 then threw them in a van. Somehow one of the kidnapped teens – Gil-ad Shaar according to his father – secretly phoned the Israel version of 9-1-1. Gil-ad was able to tell the emergency operator he had been abducted. That was all he could get out until the operator could only hear background conversations in Arabic followed by gunshots. When the kidnapping Hamas terrorists realized the kidnapping was phoned into authorities they shot the three teens dead after an apparent struggle heard on the phone line. Then the line went dead as well – the voice recording lasted two minutes and nine seconds. So far the only identified suspects of the Jew-hating murders are the two Hamas terrorists I wrote above. The IDF discovered the Jewish teens’ bodies on Monday evening – 7/1/14 – Israel time.

 

I had written on June 30th prior to becoming aware of the discovery the post I entitled, “Get Rid of the Trojan Horse”. I had the Muslim population of Judea-Samaria and Gaza at the time of the writing. Yet really, this could apply to any Muslims in the West and America that believes in the Radical Islamic agenda of destroying the Liberties and Freedoms of their host nation in favor of a global Caliphate. With that in mind, I was advocating that Israel needs to rid their Jewish State of the Jew-hating Muslims that are dedicated to destroying Israel and killing Jews. I specifically disavowed any thought of ethnic cleansing. Rather I proposed extricating the Jew-hating Muslims that identify themselves as Palestinians out of all the land the IDF re-took in 1967 from invading Arab armies in 1948.

 

I realize the entire world would howl like wounded grizzlies siding with the Arab world that undoubtedly would start beating their war drums. I say with all the political incorrectness I can muster – “TOUGH!”

 

The policies of the EU nations, Russia and the USA (especially under Israel-hating Obama) are forcing Israel into a position that will make it easier and easier for the Muslim dominated portion of the world to eradicate Israel’s existence and begin the next Holocaust of Jewish extermination. ERGO it behooves Israel to confront the situation immediately and God Almighty willing, survive the global antisemitism by overcoming the calls for Israel’s destruction and securing a better life with a lot less fear of Jew-hating Muslims killing Jewish families via indiscriminate terrorist slaughters.

 

I reaffirm these thoughts due to the Hamas slaughter of Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-ad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach.

 

One more thought: I saw on the news last night military strikes inside Gaza at Hamas building targets. Then I read today that the IDF demolished two homes of the families of Amer Abu Aysha and Marwan Kawasme. This kind of response is something the Western Press and Muslim Apologists decry as Israeli terrorism which those two groups propagandize as worse terrorism than the so-call Palestinian freedom fighters that murder Jewish children and women. This kind of idiotic equating is ludicrous! Here is why: Once it became public that the three Jewish teens’ bodies were uncovered, the Muslim population began celebrating and exchanging candy. Shucks pardner, if I was an IDF Commander I would bulldoze the buildings near where Muslims openly displayed such pleasure of the brutal murder perpetrated by Hamas.

 

VIDEO: Mother of kidnapper: “I will be proud of him until Judgment Day”

 

Kidnapping boys – Palestinian reaction: the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria Palestinians celebrated the kidnapping of three boys Israelis, some of the reports referred to as “Israeli soldiers”. Gaza handed out sweets in celebration, and praised the operation in Hebron, calling kidnap more Israelis.

 

 

Me Birzeit University students also observed distributing sweets and expressed Cheers From the moment was cleared for publication in Israel that the three boys missing. Social networks also recorded expressions of joy, Gilad Shalit bound captives.Published cartoons mocking the soldiers and the Israeli leadership headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Social networks deplored the fact that the PA helps Israel to seek allegedly abducted.

 

… (Authority officials are hoping the return of the hostages, the streets celebrating; via Google Translate; nrg; Hat Tip – Eye On a Crazy Planet, June 15, 2014)

 

Photo: Celebrations in Gaza after the announcement of kidnapping boys

Celebrations in Gaza after the announcement of kidnapping boys

 

JRH 7/2/14

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Blog Editor: I was going to cross post a series of posts from Atlas Shrugs and Pamela Geller but I decided that was too much work. So I decided to list those titles as a source. I encourage to you to read them:

 

Bodies of Three Jewish Kidnapped Teens Found Murdered Near Hebron; 6/30/14

 

Recording of teen’s emergency call released: ‘They’ve kidnapped me’; 7/1/14

 

VIDEO: Exposure – chilling recording of the kidnapped police – were abducted! (Title from Google Tranlate) Recording of teen’s emergency call released: ‘They’ve kidnapped me’, TOI, July 1, 2014 – In tape, kidnappers can be heard yelling at teens to put heads down before loud noises ring

 

Murdered Jewish Schoolboys Teens Put Up ‘Serious’ Fight; 7/1/14

 

Israel strikes at Hamas in Gaza after bodies of missing teens found; 7/1/14

 

Israel air force bombs jihad terrorist bases in Gaza, blasts ‘Palestinian’ kidnappers’ Hebron homes; 7/1/14

 

Palestinian Jew-Hater Kills Young IDF Soldier on Bus


Eden Atias. Murdered 18 yr old IDF soldier by 16 yr old Palestinian

John R. Houk

© November 14, 2013

 

A name you will not hear of in Obama’s America is Eden Atias. Atias is a 19 year old soldier of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Atias got onto a bus in Nazareth located in Judea-Samaria (West Bank to those determined to give away Jewish Land) and was stabbed repeatedly by the time the bus reached Afula in Northern Israel. Guess who stabbed the Jewish soldier? A 16 year old Palestinian Islamic terrorist whose name is Hussein Jawadra originally from Arab dominated Jenin in the Palestinian Authority (PA) controlled portion of Judea-Samaria. Jawadra was actually working illegally in Israel as an illegal alien from PA governed territory. These Muslim monsters that call themselves Palestinians need a work permit to work in Israel undoubtedly because of the ingrained brainwashing by the PA that Jews are apes and pigs and are deserving of death.

 

The sad irony about Israeli media is that most those outlets don’t name Hussein Jawadra undoubtedly because of the Western concept of a 16 year old being a minor rather than an adult. As of today most of the Israeli media I have only name Jawadra as a 16 year old Palestinian assailant. Some are bold enough to call a terrorist.

 

Hussein Jawadra is representative of the kind of people that Obama, Obama’s State Department, United Nations and European nations under the auspices of the European Union (EU) desire to force Israel to permit a sovereign nation called Palestine to come into existence. With this kind of brainwashing and breeding of Jew-hatred you do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that a sovereign Palestine will only have one reason to exist; viz., the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews.

 

My fellow Americans, I don’t care what President Barack Hussein Obama tells you, America is a Christian nation in foundation and secular as a rule of laws Republic. Islam has not made any major contributions to American culture unless you count terrorism and murder of the non-Muslim American majority as a cultural contribution.

 

America’s lawmakers in all three branches of our Constitutional government have been slipping into the erroneous belief that providing land to a group of Arab Muslims that have adopted the name of Palestinian will bring peace between the Muslim world, Israel and the Western World. If you have seriously read the Quran then you realize that the book’s dualistic theology and the doctrine of abrogation means Muslims can pick and choose which suras to use to justify violence against non-Muslims.

 

The dualism of Islamic theology means two opposing principles are both valid if used in a way to magnify Islam. The abrogation doctrine (See HERE and HERE) contributes to dualism having suras that are newer nullifying suras that are older. For example, kill them wherever you find them is more valid than there is no compulsion of religion in Islam. The ‘kill them’ verse was written after the ‘no compulsion’ part. Even more difficult to discern which suras are newer and which suras are older is that the Quran is not put together in chronological order. Rather the Quran is written from the longest sura to the shortest sura without any linear chronology.

 

Those Muslims the Western World has labeled as radical as opposed to moderate are merely applying the traditional interpretation of the Quran, Hadith and Sira. The alleged majority moderate Muslims have chosen the abrogated Mecca suras of the Quran over the Medina theologically superior suras. One of the reasons the so-called moderate Muslims rarely condemn the radical because of the Islamic belief that everything in Quran is perfect. If the so-called minority radical Muslims gain the ascendency in any government the moderates simply go along with the theologically pure radicals. YOU ARE SEEING THIS AMONG THE ARABS CALLING THEMSELVES PALESTINIANS!

 

America cannot trust the dominating radical Islam of the PLO terrorist controlled PA, Hamas, Shi’ite Hezbollah or even more alarmingly Twelver Shi’ite Iran. For the West radical is radical regardless if it is Sunni or Shi’ite.

 

As American voters how can we support Obama’s destructive call to create A bloodstained bus seat where soldier Eden Atiasa Palestinian State that teaches their citizens to hate Jews so much that in a whim of shahid hatred kills a Jew like Eden Atias?

 

JRH 11/14/13 (Hat Tip: Tal Wolf of In memory of the late Eden Atias [Facebook in Hebrew] Photos of Eden Atias Tribute)

 

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Murdered Soldier: Pvt. Eden Atias, 19

 

By Gil Ronen

11/13/2013, 9:02 AM

Arutz Sheva 7 – Israel National News

 

IDF Private Eden Atias, 19, of Natzrat Illit, has died after an Arab terrorist stabbed him in the neck and upper body in the Central Bus Station at Afula, in northern Israel, Wednesday. The attack took place inside a bus. Pvt. Atias was on his way to the military base in which he served.

 

“The Israeli soldier who was stabbed this morning by a Palestinian on a bus at the Afula bus station has died of his wounds in hospital,” police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.

 

The attacker has been identified as an Arab aged 16 from the Palestinian Authority city of Jenin, who is reportedly staying illegally in Israel. He attacked the soldier at about 8:45 a.m., and stabbed him repeatedly. Civilians who were present at the scene neutralized him and stopped the attack at a certain point.

 

The soldier received initial medical care on the spot and was taken to Haemek Hospital in very serious condition.

 

An eyewitness named Tal told IDF Radio that she was walking past the bus when people began shouting “terrorist!” and a large commotion ensued. “The terrorist tried to run away but the police managed to catch him,” she added.

 

Another eyewitness told Maariv that the soldier, who is about 18, got on the bus at Nazareth, together with the terrorist. The soldier fell asleep on the way to Afula and at a certain point, the Arab began stabbing him over and over again, until other passengers grabbed hold of him and alerted security forces.

 

IDF Radio said that the attacker confessed that he left his home and got on the bus at Nazareth, with the intent of stabbing civilians, supposedly as revenge for the fact that his uncles are being held in Israeli jails.

 

The attack appears typical of the terror strikes that the Palestinian Authority (PA) under Mahmoud Abbas encourages through incitement, in a way that allows the PA to maintain that it is innocent of actually planning and organizing attacks, and that it did not send the terrorists on their missions.

 

Israel has weakly protested the PA’s non-stop incitement for years, but has never gone as far as to make “peace talks” with the PA conditional on a complete cessation of incitement.

 

PA residents are routinely exposed to television, radio and printed media content that glorifies murderers of Jews and encourages violence against Israel. When a PA youth seeks to attack Jews, he does so knowing that he has the full moral backing and encouragement of the PA, which will then glorify him, pay him a salary when he is jailed, and demand to free him in an Israeli “gesture.”

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Palestinian Jew-Hater Kills Young IDF Soldier on Bus

John R. Houk

© November 14, 2013

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Murdered Soldier: Pvt. Eden Atias, 19

 

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The Nefarious Anniversary of Gilad Shalit


gilad_shalit_5YRS

 

John R. Houk

©June 25, 2011

 

Roughly five years ago from today (depending where you were vis-a-vis the International Date Line) Gilad Shalit was kidnapped from within Israel and dragged back to Gaza (Gazastan or Hamastan) to be held as a captive to be used as an exchange for over one thousand convicted Islamic terrorists in Israeli jails.

 

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA is recognized agent of so-called Palestinian independence) signed a unity agreement to stand together as Arabs that call themselves Palestinians to form an independent Palestine being forced down the Israeli throat by powerful Western governments and Russia. To the Western world the PA has gone on the record to recognize the existence of the nation Israel, BUT not of a Jewish State. On the other hand the Palestinian media calls for the death of all Jews and the utter destruction of Israel to form an Arab State devoid of Jews from their homeland. Hamas is less subtle. Hamas simply calls for the destruction of all Jews and the destruction of Israel openly for all to read, hear and see.

 

Hamas’ kidnapping of Shalit has placed Israel in the unenviable position of a decision: the release of a thousand plus convicted Islamic terrorists so Hamas will release Shalit or doom Shalit to a fate of being in the hands of Jew-Hating Muslims to keep war criminals in jail.

 

It is horrible but I cannot see Israel releasing Jew-haters to join the Palestinian cause to kill more Jews for the release of one Israeli Patriot. I know there have been earlier attempts to rescue Shalit, so it is quite amazing Hamas has kept him alive. In fact no official footage or contact has been allowed by Hamas of Gilad Shalit since roughly September 2009:

 

 

Indeed Hamas has taken to taunting the Israeli government with short videos glorifying the capture kidnapping of Gilad Shalit:

 

 

In the above YouTube video it shows two Hamas terrorists in the shadows making intimidating gestures of the freeze frame still of Shalit from the 2009 YouTube video. As the 24 second Islamic terrorist intimidation video comes to an end  computer symbolism showing the near completion of a download which when fully completed has some Arabic words fill the area followed shortly by the sound of gun fire including sounds of the rounds hit the ground.

 

Hamas pulls all this junk with nary a bit of pressure from the same Western powers forcing into existence a Jew-hating Palestine except to only verbally condemn Hamas. Hamas has become the master of playing on Western sympathies to keep the pressure off them by playing the victim to the West.

 

 

If the so-called Quartet is so willing to force the existence of a Palestinian State, then this Quartet should be willing to force the release of Gilad Shalit. Force should happen even if it means violence to as a show of support for Gilad Shalit. If the Quartet holds Hamas accountable and Hamas resists the power of the Quartet by murdering Shalit, then the Quartet should have enough balls to admit that a Hamas involvement in a Palestinian State/Government is impossible.

 

If a Hamas involvement in governing is impossible, then a joint Quartet and Israel Defense Force (IDF) overthrow of Hamas in Gaza should happen. With a combination of Quartet military forces (i.e. USA, EU, Russia & UN) involved then the staged murder scenes usually blamed on Israel or the death of Hamas human shields will carry less weight as it will be exposed just how evil an entity an Islamic terrorist organization like Hamas actually is.

 

The infrastructure that keeps services running in Gaza does not come from revenue picked up through fair taxation. Rather Gaza’s operating infrastructure is operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The UNRWA provides above $400 million in an annual budget for Arab-Palestinians in Gaza and Judea-Samaria. In an article by Claudia Rosett written in 2009 for Forbes a very good appraisal is made about Gaza; viz., that Gaza-Hamas has two components that are currently vital for administration: UNRWA and terrorism.

 

The West already condemns terrorism although the condemnation comes with a wink when it comes to Arab terrorists with the appellation of Palestinian. If the Quartet were serious about bringing peace to the Middle East it would be incumbent to take down the UNRWA followed closely by the removal of Hamas in Gaza before the Muslim Brotherhood completely runs the show in Egypt. If or when the Muslim Brotherhood controls Egypt it will be a missed opportunity to remove Hamas from any governing equation.

 

Now don’t get me wrong. I am not a fan of the terrorists that make up the PA. Basically the PA is the globally recognized entity of Arabs that call themselves Palestinians; however the reality is the PA is made up out of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) which is an old Arab League umbrella group creation to be a thorn in the side of Israel. The biggest dog in the PLO umbrella is Fatah. The Fatah chief has served as the Chairman for the PLO and as the President of the PA.

 

Hamas is not part of the PLO umbrella. Hamas is more closely related to the Muslim Brotherhood centered in Egypt which ironically seems to be the foundation of Fatah’s original leadership. The point is though the PA has become just as corrupt as it is for the creation of a Palestinian. The corruption can be seen with all the times that the deceased Yasser Arafat refused Israel deals to establish a Palestinian State in their land of Judea and Samaria (called the West Bank by everyone that supports an idea of a Palestinian State). Because of PA corruption the Quartet and Israel can manipulate a better deal if it is a foregone conclusion to stupidly create a sovereign Palestine.

 

Frankly a PA led Palestine will probably end in a blood bath between Israel and Palestine coupled with a WWIII scenario. The existence of Hamas will make that scenario occur quicker.

 

A campaign to end Hamas for the release of Gilad Shalit should be the concerted effort of the Quartet, Israel and probably with a little money to flash – the PA. Yes, without a miracle Shalit will probably be murdered. If indeed Hamas perpetuates such a tragedy of outright murder even the face of global opposition to such an act, the determination to end Hamas will be of greater acceptance. Sealing that deal of global opposition to Hamas will be the PA to join such an anti-Hamas league. The PA would do such a deed for money to its leadership AND because the Fatah faction of the PLO-PA has some good old fashioned Arab blood revenge issues with Hamas.

 

Unfortunately if an actual Hamas-PA united stand actually happens I am fairly convinced the corrupt leadership of the PLO-PA faction will dissipate into nothingness. Hamas pushing the old guard out may actually delay the creation of a Palestinian State. However, we all know that once Hamas becomes the legitimate representation of the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians Western acceptance will eventually follow. In those days the kidnapping of one Israeli soldier will turn into the kidnapping of multiple soldiers which will probably lead to surgical strikes of the murder of multiples of Jews in rural towns and Orthodox Jewish villages.

 

Free Gilad Shalit now! Let’s make a united effort to end Hamas to prevent future Gilad Shalits.

 

JRH 6/25/11 (Hat Tip: Ari Bussel)