Hamas is promising to get involved in an Israeli/Iranian war – an inevitable Israeli/Iranian war – by blanketing millions of Israeli civilians with rockets. That’s not exactly surprising given that they’re functionally a wing of the Iranian military, armed in precisely the way the international community promised would never happen if Israel evacuated Gaza and called off Cast Lead. Now they can destroy Israel’s airport and they can knock down Tel Aviv’s skyscrapers. Risks for peace!
And when Hamas does get involved you’ll still see Israel get blamed for “drawing them into the conflict.” So just in advance, let’s all be clear that these lunatics are already sufficiently motivated to commit mass genocide:
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said that gaining control of the Gaza Strip was “just a step toward liberating all of Palestine.” “This movement liberated the Gaza Strip with the help of the militant factions,” said Haniyeh… “Brothers and sisters, we will not be satisfied with Gaza,” he declared. “Hamas looks toward the whole of Palestine.”… Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters thronged downtown Gaza City… Gaza was decked out in Islamic green, with Hamas flags fluttering from rooftops, lampposts and cars. Some parents dressed small children in combat fatigues and green Hamas headbands.
That follows similar statements from November and October and September and so on. But maybe they’re just kidding about that, and a couple more Israeli concessions would empower whatever fictional “moderate camp” our foreign policy establishment has invented this week. Could be!
The Palestinian child abuse thing was a nice touch on the genocidal festivities, I thought. It was a little too routine for my taste – via Elder, here are 100,000 Hamas kids being brainwashed to kill Jews – but still a nice touch:
700 summer camps, for children and teenagers, operated this summer by terror organizations along the Gaza Strip – operating under the slogan – A “Victory for Gaza – The Glory of Jerusalem”. The camps are operated by the Hamas in order to encourage the next generation of this organization…. 100 thousand children and teenagers participated in Hamas camps this year. The budget of these camps is estimated to be 2 Million Dollars. The youths were guided by 1,500 counselors that went through special training courses. A marketing campaign of the Al-Aqsa channel of the Hamas and a special internet site encouraged participation of children in these camps.
And I thought Gaza was awash in breaking poverty, bereft of even the resources to purchase basic necessities. Weird.
References and related after the jump…
* Hamas Says Will Unite With Iran if Israel Attacks [NYT]
* Ben-Gurion Airport Within Hamas Rocket-Range [Yeshiva World]
* Israel: Gaza rocket can reach metro Tel Aviv [MSNBC]
* Haniyeh: Hamas will liberate Palestine [JPost]
* Khaled Mashaal makes it clear that Hamas is determined to continue the path of “resistance” (i.e., terrorism) and that “other statements are political maneuvers.” [Terrorism-info]
* Hamas: War will settle Jerusalem dispute, not talks [Ha'aretz]
* Haniyeh: We won’t respect any deal [JPost]
* 100,000 Hamas campers learning to kill Jews [Elder]
* Welcome to Camp Hamas [IDF]