I think he just misspoke though. He obviously meant just the Zionist ones:
Zahar directed his message to Hamas’ troops, and promised them victory over the IDF. “We must be patient until we are victorious, Allah will help us,” he said. Hundreds of Hamas terrorists have been killed since the “Cast Lead” operation began last week, including 100 since the start of Israel’s ground operation, and several of the group’s senior leaders have been assassinated. Dozens have been taken prisoner as well. The Hamas leader called to murder Israelis and Jews worldwide, including children. “The Israelis have sentenced their children to death… They have legitimized the killing of their people all over the world,” he said. Hamas’ platform calls for all Jews to convert to Islam or be killed, based on an Islamic saying (Hadith), and the group has not refrained from targeting children in the past. Hamas will destroy synagogues and Jewish schools as well, Zahar said, just as Israel destroyed mosques in Gaza. Israel bombed several mosques used to store rockets and ammunition.
When that happens, of course, billions of people will shake their heads and tsk tsk about the cycle of violence. The part where Hamas’s mosques and schools are packed with explosives – in distinction to the synagogues and Jewish schools that aren’t – that won’t really come up. It’s probably not a relevant distinction anyway.
As the IDF operation in the Gaza Strip entered its 10th day, Hamas has begun sending conflicting messages regarding its intentions. These contradictory messages, Palestinian political analysts said, reflected the state of confusion in Hamas and raised questions as to who was calling the shots in the Gaza Strip. While some Hamas leaders have been openly signaling their readiness to accept a new cease-fire, others are still calling for pursuing the fight against Israel “until victory.” What is clear is that Hamas is now desperate for a lull in the fighting. But it is also eager to score some kind of a “military victory” before a cease-fire is reached.
The vast majority of Israeli casualties have been through the two separate friendly fire incidents that happened in the last 24 hours. Those are tragic deaths and they are in every way heroic battlefield deaths. But they weren’t caused directly by the Hamas war machine so they’re not a reason to believe that the IDF can’t dismantle Hamas’s army piece by piece – given enough time.
But there was a gigantic explosion at a UN school in Gaza this morning. The IDF says it wasn’t them yet Reuters has been running with the headline “Up to 40 killed in Israeli strike on Gaza school” for hours. So the international community may step up and save Hamas yet.
References and previously after the jump…
* Zahar Claims Victory, Calls to Kill Jewish Children [A7]
* Dozens of Hamas Fighters Have Been Captured [A7]
* Analysis: Hamas desperate for lull [JPost]
* Gaza: 3 soldiers killed, 24 injured in friendly fire incident [YNet]
* PRETEND TO BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE [Ann Coulter]
* IDF hits UN-run school; Palestinians: At least 30 killed [JPost]
* Up to 40 killed in Israeli strike on Gaza school: medics [Reuters]
* Media Fauxtography Now In Full Swing
* MSM Division Of Labor: NYT Provides The Misleading Anti-Israel Headlines, Hamas Stringers Provide The Fake Pictures
* Hamas Bombs Another Israeli School (Plus: What’s Their Next “Surprise”?)