The Real Enemy of the Palestinians: Hamas
When you make a bargain with the devil, death quickly follows.
President Joe Biden has been pushing for a “humanitarian pause” in the conflict between Hamas and Israel. At a news conference with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, the president continued to urge the “two-state solution” and preserving the “dignity and self-determination” of the Palestinian people. Team Biden doesn’t want the humanitarian toll to spur the surrounding Middle Eastern co-ideologists to enter into the fray, ergo food, gas, water, and medical aid need to be increased in Gaza.
What Biden and his administration either ignorantly or willfully have ignored is that the Palestinians are in no fit state to either receive aid or contemplate a two-state solution. They are in no fit state because, ideologically, most of them do not want a two-state solution; they want a Jewish genocide. They proved this when they elected Hamas to rule them. Since 2006, Hamas has “governed” the Gaza Strip and it’s still a popular leading party. The Palestinians both hate and need Hamas because Hamas is realizing their own goals.
The Palestinians, like many in the Middle East, believe that all the land therein belongs to Allah. Israel and Judaism are significantly older than Islam, and the Jews have a far older claim to the land of Israel than the Palestinians do. But a Jewish state stands squarely in the Islamists’ way. The Israel-Hamas conflict is, at its root, a religious war. But the price the Palestinians are paying for their devil’s bargain is excruciatingly high.
Hamas uses its own people as human shields. Hamas would not allow its people to flee to the south, out of the way of Israeli airstrikes. Hamas wants the images of dead and traumatized children to be plastered on the news so that Israel is pressured by disingenuous “allies” to stop. Hamas’s leadership will even tell the West this to its face.
Former Hamas leader Khaled Mashal recently claimed that Hamas knew what it was stirring up when it invaded Israel and that “no nation is liberated without sacrifices.” Mashal spoke like he was there in Gaza defending his people. Nope. He, like the rest of the Hamas leadership, lives like a millionaire in Qatar, safely away from the consequences that their actions set in motion.
How exactly did the Hamas leadership get their money? They stole it directly from the Palestinian people by extorting it, or they were given it by co-ideologues like Iran. Gaza has a 47% unemployment rate, and starving people live in abject poverty, yet Hamas is hoarding all the resources. Its terrorists take all the goods coming in from foreign aid, and instead of using those goods to build a successful region, they use them to prepare for war. The terrorists also dig up water pipes to use them as makeshift rocket launchers, and any concrete that comes in doesn’t go toward damaged buildings; it goes toward creating more miles of tunnels under the schools and hospitals.
Hamas has taken so much from the Palestinian people that hospitals are desperate for more resources now that Israel has started its counterattack.
Yet this is what the Palestinian people chose for themselves. They are so blinded by their hate for Israel — hate that has festered for generations — that they have been driven mad with bloodlust. As former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir once wrote: “We will perhaps in time be able to forgive the Arabs for killing our sons, but it will be harder for us to forgive them for having forced us to kill their sons. Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”
Gaza is not there. Frankly, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Tunisia, Kuwait, Turkey, and many more co-conspirators in that region are right there with Hamas. They will happily sacrifice every last Gaza native if that means their hatred of the Jews can be indulged.
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