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Ceasefire?

With these people?

Al-Aqsa TV, the Hamas TV channel, aired on Friday, July 25, 2014 a sermon from a Deir Al-Balah Mosque, in which an unnamed imam called for the extermination of the Jews.

“Our doctrine in fighting you (the Jews) is that we will totally exterminate you. We will not leave a single one of you alive, because you are alien usurpers of the land and eternal mercenaries. You are the mercenaries of all times. Research the history, my brothers. Wherever the Jews lived, they spread corruption. Oh Muslims, didn’t you notice that Allah said: ‘They spread in THE land…’ The definite article in ‘THE land’ means the entire land. ‘They spread in the land corruption, and Allah loves not the corrupters.’”

That was on Hamass TV, mind you.

Just some hothead blowing off steam? Then how about this guy?

Palestinian Media Watch reported on Thursday that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas had publicly declared the current conflict with Israel a religious “war for Allah.” On Friday, the independent Palestinian news service Ma’an printed an opinion piece that likewise interpreted the last lines of Abbas’ speech as a call to West Bank Palestinians to initiate violence:

“He gave the sign to let the [Palestinian] street in the West Bank loose. Isn’t the Quranic verse he quoted during his last speech, ‘Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory’ [Surah 22:39, trans. Sahih International] a clear sign to loosen the reins of the street?”
[Op-ed by Muhannad Ubeid, Ma'an (independent Palestinian news agency),
July 25, 2014]

Violence began immediately following Abbas’ speech and peaked on Saturday, as reported in the Jerusalem Post: “Nine Palestinians were killed during clashes with the IDF and Border Police over the weekend, in one of the deadliest days in the West Bank in the last 10 years.” [July 27, 2014]

So, the bad Arabs (“Palestinian” being a mythical beast) call for the complete extermination of the Jews, while the so-called good Arabs enflame passions by calling this a holy war for the Big A. And Israel is supposed to submit to the demands—of the bad Arabs.

And that’s American policy?

This is a joke, right? Where’s the hidden camera?

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Next Stop: Armageddon

Aggie,

Here’s the best response to British antisemitism, about which you post below:

A spoof map that uses a London Underground-style diagram to depict the web of tunnels leading from Gaza into Israel was recently posted on online image hosting service Imgur.

The tunnel network is thought to have been built over years through the Gaza Strip and under the border into Israel. At least five times in the past two weeks, Hamas fighters have used the tunnels to execute deadly infiltrations into Israeli territory, most recently on Monday evening, when five soldiers were killed at an army position near Kibbutz Nahal Oz.

The Gaza Underground Map, posted on Sunday, had racked up a modest 2,500 views as of Tuesday, and didn’t list any information about its creator.

The Brits would get the reference to their own Tube system.

PS: Among the tunnels:

According to an initial investigation by the IDF, four to seven gunmen emerged from a tunnel 150 meters inside Israel early Tuesday morning, Walla reports. The existence of the tunnel was known to Israeli forces.

The assailants managed to reach a pillbox guard tower next to Kibbutz Nahal Oz, and fired an anti-tank missile at the small barracks attached to the pillbox. Five soldiers were killed in that attack.

The terrorists then charged at the position in an attempt to kidnap a soldier and bring him to the Gaza Strip, but a soldier in the top portion of the tower opened fire, hitting one of the attackers. Two other soldiers failed to fire their weapons.

The other Hamas gunmen dropped their weapons and slipped back into Gaza.

Soldiers searching the area found a rifle and missiles left behind by the Palestinians.

The IDF said that the soldier’s action prevented an infiltration into the kibbutz.

Call me a dewy-eyed optimist, call me the most naive ingenue, but I think even the most Hebrew-hostile Englishman would defend the Jewish State’s right to self-defense against such savagery. After all, Brits, it was only 70 years ago your lot was under bombardment by the Nazis. Random rocket attacks every night ring a bell? Welcome to Israel.

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What Did You Learn in School Today?

Don’t get upset, Aggie. They promise an investigation:

The UN secretary-general on Wednesday said he was “alarmed” to hear that rockets were placed in a UN-run school in Gaza and now “have gone missing,” and he demanded a full review of such incidents.

A statement by the spokesman for Ban Ki-moon expressed the UN chief’s “outrage and regret” at the placement of weapons at a site run by the global organization. The UN says that has happened at least twice so far in the current fighting.

“Those responsible are turning schools into potential military targets, and endangering the lives of innocent children,” UN staff and anyone seeking shelter, the statement said.

That’s pretty funny. “Endangering the lives of innocent children” is Hamass policy. Just as aiding and abetting them is UN policy.

But fear not:

“The United Nations is taking concerted action to increase its vigilance in preventing such episodes from happening again,” the statement said.

The statement also demanded that militant groups stop such actions and be held accountable for endangering civilians.

That’s telling ‘em.

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Move Over, Grannies

I siad below that Arab terrorists in Gaza are shooting from behind the skirts of grannies.

I wish to apologize here and now to any grannies who may have been offended:

Wounded soldiers have given shocking testimony regarding Hamas’ use of young children as human shields.

Parents of wounded soldiers spoke to Kol Yisrael on Tuesday and shared some of the disturbing stories they had heard from their sons. They said soldiers have repeatedly seen young children in Sheijaya, Gaza, be sent out into the streets with guns to try to attack IDF troops.

One parent reported that terrorists had run at IDF soldiers with a gun in one hand and a baby in the other, apparently in hopes that the soldiers would see the child and hold their fire. If soldiers fired, the parent added, the child’s death could be used as propaganda against Israel.

“They’re continuing the same trick of using children as human shields, just as they did in Operation Cast Lead,” one father said. Women are used as human shields as well, he added.

Those like John Kerry and and Ban-ki Moon (and our president) who condemn Israel for war crimes, do so knowing full well the truth of the matter. But they want to hang at the Kool Kidz table.

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Arab EMTs

When the going gets tough, the terrorists scatter like so many cockroaches:

But as pathetically humorous as it is to watch the little Arab rats scurry and hide, it’s nowhere near as pathetically humorous as watching the little Arab rats play-acting:

Hee-hee. Pallywood really ought to sell tickets for these comic shorts. They’re blockbuster.

There are a few among the dead whose deaths I’m sure I regret. A few. But if Hamass fires off missiles and mortars from behind the skirts of Arab grannies, Israel not only can fire back, it must. Chalk up all deaths to Hamass.

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Bad News for Those Who “Love Death More Than You Love Life”

You’ll just have to wait a little longer to get your wish:

The IDF will create a field hospital outside Gaza in order to treat injured Palestinians, army sources announced Sunday. Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has approved the measure.

The hospital will be located near the Erez crossing in northern Gaza, near the site of recent heavy battles. It is expected to be active by 8 p.m. Sunday.

It will be available to treat ill as well as injured patients, and will include a delivery room.

On Sunday morning, a soldier reported that he and other IDF medical staff had saved the life of a Gaza terrorist. Soldier Daniel Albo told Yediot Aharonot, “My team and I saved the life of a terrorist who tried to kill us because we are IDF soldiers and citizens of Israel. We saved him because we are human.”

Show off.

Not all Israelis are so insufferable, thank goodness:

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh may be a persona non grata for the Israeli government – but three of his sisters are living as full Israeli citizens.

The Telegraph reports Sunday that Haniyeh’s sisters, Kholidia, Laila and Sabah, married Bedouin and became full citizens 30 years ago.

The three now hide in the anonymity of the Israeli desert, according to the daily. While two are widows, and live alone, none are apparently willing to move back to Gaza and relinquish their Israeli citizenship.

No [bleep]. They may be Haniyehs, but they ain’t crazy.

It’s not safe to be related to a Hamass terrorist:

Over 30 IDF soldiers have reportedly been injured in Sheijaya, Walla! News reports Sunday, after the IDF carried out heavy shelling in the city east of Gaza City.

Among the dead are the family members of senior Hamas leader Khalil al-Haya, according to multiple sources, after their house was shelled in Gaza City itself.

Anonymity in the desert sounds pretty good now, doesn’t it?

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Now, This is Smart Power

Ethnically engineered rockets: who says the Arabs haven’t invented anything since the lute?

Following are excerpts from an interview with Hamas Spokesman Fawzi Barhoum, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on July 11, 2014:

Fawzi Barhoum: We say to [Israeli Arabs], living in Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Lod, Ramla, and the Negev: The rockets fired by the Al-Qassam Brigades will not hit you. We know those parts. We are familiar with the geography and with the history. Not a single Arab Palestinian child will be hit by one of our missiles. Our rockets are aimed at the Hebrews, the murderers, the Israelis, the criminals. Don’t be afraid. Go on with your everyday life, and celebrate our victory, just like we will celebrate it here, in Gaza.

Why isn’t he celebrating?

“A few minutes ago, a pointless rocket fired by the resistance, as it calls itself, fell inside the city of Hebron. What do you think about the Hamas spokesman’s comments from yesterday, that the resistance knows the geography and therefore knows how to avoid having rockets hit Arabs?”

It should have been a clue when he said to celebrate everyday life just like they do in Gaza.

You have yourselves a great day, Arabs!

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Ahmed, Did You Bring Enough Missiles For Everyone?

Israel’s moved into Gaza to root out the rats therein, and not before time.

But they might look in more than the usual places:

The UN agency for Palestinian Arab “refugees,” the UNRWA, said Thursday it was investigating after finding 20 rockets hidden in one of its vacant schools in Gaza, AFP reports.

It condemned the incident as a “flagrant violation” of international law and said the rockets had been removed and the “relevant parties” informed.

“Yesterday, in the course of the regular inspection of its premises, UNRWA discovered approximately 20 rockets hidden in a vacant school in the Gaza Strip,” the agency said in a statement.

“UNRWA strongly condemns the group or groups responsible for placing the weapons in one of its installations,” it continued. “This is a flagrant violation of the inviolability of its premises under international law.”

Then why don’t you call an international policeman to throw the culprits in international jail? And why shouldn’t Hamass terrorists hide missiles in UN schools? They hide them in mosques. They fire them from playgrounds and senior centers. If I could find you a litter of newborn kittens in Gaza, I promise you there would be a battery of mortars right next to the purring little fuzz balls.

A helpful reminder of what UNRWA is:

UNRWA began activities in 1950 to provide aid to the roughly 700,000 Arabs who left Israel during the War of Independence, as an entirely separate entity from the UN’s main refugee agency, the UNHCR. No UN organization was established to aid the nearly 1 million Jewish refugees who fled or were expelled from Arab countries following 1948.

Uniquely, “Palestinian refugee” status is “inherited” by the descendants of the original refugees, meaning that today the number of “Palestinian refugees” numbers 5 million in total. Instead of resettling them and helping them to rebuild their lives, however, UNRWA operates an extensive network of “refugee camps” in which residents are encouraged not to integrate into their host countries.

Documentary research has revealed how UNRWA children’s camps radicalize participants, with chants of: “with G-d’s help and our own strength we will wage war. And with education and jihad we will return!” At one point, a camp instructor branded Jews as “wolves,” the study showed.

Good luck and God bless, Israel. You have your work cut out for you.

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Best New York Times Lede Evah!

Dismiss the Pulitzer Board, we have a winner:

Humanitarian Cease-Fire Appears to Hold in Gaza

A tentative humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza appeared to be holding on Thursday, even as it was interrupted by a brief flurry of mortar fire shortly after it took effect.

They do clarify, God bless ‘em:

Two hours into the lull, which began at 10 a.m. local time, sirens wailed in southern Israel and three mortar shells fell in open ground on the Israeli side of the border, military officials said. Israel had threatened to respond with force if militants in Gaza took the opportunity of the temporary cease-fire to fire on Israel, but half an hour after the mortar attack there had been no Israeli military response.

So a ceasefire is a ceasefire, even if Hamass shells Jews, but not if the Jews respond in self defense.

I know, we already knew that.

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Doing Well By Doing Bad

I’ve finally found the one person who benefited from the jihadist entity known as Gaza:

[W]hile most of the Gaza population tries to deal with the difficulties of daily life, it seems that one sector at least has had few worries about their livelihoods – Hamas leaders and their associates.

Someone who has benefitted financially is the former Hamas prime minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh. Before 2006 and Hamas’ shocking electoral win and subsequent dominance of the Palestinian government, 51-year-old Haniyeh was not considered a senior figure in Hamas in the Gaza Strip. But according to reports in the past few years, Haniyeh’s new-found senior status has allowed him to become a millionaire. This is an unusual feat, given that he was born to a refugee family in the al-Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza.

In 2010, Egyptian magazine Rose al-Yusuf reported that Haniyeh paid for $4 million for a 2,500msq parcel of land area in Rimal, a tony beachfront neighborhood of Gaza City. To avoid embarrassment, the land was registered in the name of the husband of Haniyeh’s daughter. Since then, there have been reports that Haniyeh has purchased several homes in the Gaza Strip, registered in the names of his children – no hardship, as he has 13 of them.

At least with regards to his eldest son, it seems that the apple does not fall far from the tree, given his arrest on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing with millions of dollars in cash in possession, which he intended to take into Gaza.

According to sources in Gaza, Haniyeh’s wealth, like others high up in Hamas, came primarily from the flourishing tunnel industry. Senior Hamas figures, Haniyeh included, would levy 20 percent taxation on all of the trade passing through the tunnels.

No wonder they want a ten-year truce: business has been good. For the rest of Hamastan, however, not so much:

Do I have to pay Haniyeh a fee for using that image of a tunnel? Sue me, fatso.

PS: The more one learns about the invented species palestinias, one comes to realize that their support among the Left has nothing at all to do with themselves, but everything to do with their sworn enemies: Jews. Hamas and the Left share that.

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My Way of Thinking

This guy says pretty much what I’ve been thinking:

Following are excerpts from an interview with Abd Al-Bari Atwan, former editor-in-chief of Al-Quds Al-Arabi, which aired on Mayadeen TV on July 14, 2014:

Abd Al-Bari Atwan: The vast majority of the countries participating in [the Arab League] summit consider Hamas to be a terrorist organization. These countries pray – all those foreign ministers are praying – that Israel will manage to get rid of Hamas once and for all. They support the Israeli planes bombing the Gaza Strip under the pretext of getting rid of Hamas and stopping the missiles.

Yizhak Rabin once said that he hoped to wake up one day and see Gaza had sunk into the sea. By God, the Arab regimes and leaders have outdone Rabin in this. They would like the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the entire Palestinian people to sink into the sea with no survivors.

But this guy has a more constructive approach:

Gaza is part of our Land and we will remain there forever. Liberation of parts of our land forever is the only thing that justifies endangering our soldiers in battle to capture land. Subsequent to the elimination of terror from Gaza, it will become part of sovereign Israel and will be populated by Jews. This will also serve to ease the housing crisis in Israel. The coastal train line will be extended, as soon as possible, to reach the entire length of Gaza.

According to polls, most of the Arabs in Gaza wish to leave. Those who were not involved in anti-Israel activity will be offered a generous international emigration package. Those who choose to remain will receive permanent resident status. After a number of years of living in Israel and becoming accustomed to it, contingent on appropriate legislation in the Knesset and the authorization of the Minister of Interior, those who personally accept upon themselves Israel’s rule, substance and way of life of the Jewish State in its Land, will be offered Israeli citizenship.

That’s Moshe Feiglin, a pretty whacked-out sort. Why, he’s even been know to stroll up to the Temple Mount and pray to God from time to time. Just to put him into perspective.

But he’s right, of course. Israel thought it could live with the Arabs in Gaza, allowing and encouraging settlement—then pulled the rug out from under it’s Jewish citizens, evacuating them without choice, leaving the whole pestilent Strip judenrein. That was nine years ago, long enough to judge the results. Time, I think, to render Gaza jihad-rein, once and for all.

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The “Government” of “Palestine”

Translation: Arab terrorists (as if that would ever change).

Hamas Deputy Leader Moussa Abu-Marzouk revealed that despite the talk of a Fatah-Hamas unity government, Hamas remains firmly in charge of Gaza, and is giving the terrorists raining rockets on Israel a free hand.

Abu-Marzouk announced that the terrorists launching rockets, which on Saturday night directly hit a factory in Sderot burning it down, are not being stopped or arrested by Hamas.

While the IDF notes that Gaza terrorists have fired over 30 rockets at southern Israel since the kidnapping of three teens by Hamas terrorists on June 12, Abu-Marzouk clarified that not a single arrest has been conducted against the perpetrators of the recent attacks.

The unity government reportedly has responsibility for managing Gaza, although unity government Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has admitted that his government is completely powerless in Gaza.

As mentioned in the post below, it is US policy to recognize the government of the Arab entity, including Hamass. The Obama regime recognizes a terrorist organization as a legitimate partner. From we “will always have Israel’s back” to “hand us that Heinkel boning knife sticking out your back, will you Izzy?”

Just because Hamass isn’t going after the terrorists, doesn’t mean no one is:

[T]he IAF for its part took out two of the perpetrators in an airstrike on Friday, targeting a car in Gaza. CCTV video footage from Gaza apparently captured the targeted airstrike on film.

I take no joy (well, little joy) in the death of others, but I do have to marvel how wicked awesome such a strike—such a contained strike—is. Passersby within feet of the explosion were not harmed, while those terrorists in the car were vaporized. It’s like watching a David Blaine trick: how do they do that?

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