When you’ve lost that, you’ve lost everything:
The Popular Resistance Committees terror group adds further evidence to reports that Hamas cannot control other terrorist groups in Gaza.
A video released by the IDF shows a Hamas television interview last Saturday with “Abu Mujahed,” spokesman of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC). Abu Mujahed admits that Hamas allows his group complete freedom of action in Gaza.
Asked by the interviewer to respond to suspicions by “Arabs on the street” that Hamas restricted the PRC’s ability to stage attacks against Israel, Abu Mujahed responded, ”What I can say is that the government in Gaza didn’t prevent us from doing a thing with regard to our resistance activity. No one can prevent this activity. That’s one point. The other point is that the government in Gaza truly didn’t prevent us from responding to this aggression.”
Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry Director Yosef Kuperwasser recently told an Israeli security conference that Hamas “is not capable of implementing this responsibility.”
“It is not in control of what happens in Gaza. Islamic Jihad does what it wants, the Popular Resistance Committees do what they want, and the Fatah military wing does everything it wants,” he said.
Hamas seized control of Gaza nearly five years ago in a bloody militia war that ousted the rival Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
By allowing the PRC to operate as an ostensibly independent group, Hamas is able to carry out terror attacks against Israelis while maintaining an official stance of “restraint,” said a spokesmen for the IDF, which holds Hamas accountable for all terrorist attacks from Gaza.
I wonder if the “international community” are even vaguely aware of what braying jackasses they are. Israel is pressured to negotiate with terrorists who can’t (won’t) control other terrorists—even the “good” terrorists of Fatah! There’s no statehood among the Palestinian Arabs, there’s just hood.
If you appease something, you only get more of it. It seems that’s a lesson the West will never learn.