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Israel – The Slow But Sure Land Grab.

Posted in America, Arab, Britain, European Union, Israel, Justice, Netanyahu, News, Palestine, United Nations with tags , , , , on 03/02/2017 by floroy1942

What would you say if your neighboring country slowly, bit by bit, started taking over your land and built settlements in your country? Naturally you would be outraged and start doing something about it. So why is the world not doing something about the gradual takeover of Palestinian land by Israel?

Ever since 1947 Israel has expanded its territory into Palestine by building settlements and towns on land that does not belong to them. The Palestinians have complained to the United Nations, and every major country in the world, but all complaints have fallen on deaf ears. If this keeps up, within a few years Palestine will no longer exist because it will have been taken over in its entirety by the Israelis.

In excess of 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel annexed the West Bank and East Jerusalem after the 1967 war, all on Palestinian land. On Wednesday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was moving ahead with plans to set up a new settlement on the West Bank ‘for the first time in more than two decades’.

The announcement came as Israeli police cleared protesters from the unauthorised settler outpost of Amona. Israel’s Supreme Court has ordered Amona to be dismantled because it was built on private Palestinian land. So why have they not done this before?

The United Nations has for years condemned the land grab by Israel, but they have taken no action to put a stop to it except to vocally condemn the actions of the Israeli government.

How would the American’s feel if Canada or Mexico began building settlements over the border and claiming it for themselves? You can bet your life there would be an uproar of protestation, and it might even get to the stage of military action.

No such thing is taking place in Israel and Palestine, for the Palestinian cries of protest have all fallen on deaf ears for years, thanks to the backing of the United States who are solidly behind Israel. Now with Trump in charge we may see a change in attitude by the United States.

 

The Shrinking Map Of Palestine

The Shrinking Map Of Palestine

When Israel went to war with the surrounding Arab states in 1967 and 1973 they won convincingly and claimed the Sinai desert as their own. Even when Palestinian fighters fought against Israel to try and save their land they were called terrorists and quickly defeated. Since that time the Israeli borders have pushed back steadily until today, Palestine has all but disappeared.

You can be pretty certain that the small areas still under Palestinian control will disappear in the next few years, and Palestine will be wiped from the map completely to become the State of Israel.

Don’t for one minute think that I am a Palestinian sympathiser for I am not, but this injustice has to have a voice somewhere.

Roy.

The UN Needs A Boot Up The Backside

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, America, Britain, Immigrants, Islamic State, News, Palestine, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 05/08/2015 by floroy1942

Well, I don’t know about you, but I am going to bang the drum again in the hope of getting someone in the United Nations to do something about the Muslim problem. I have to admit that I don’t hold out much hope, but it would be nice to see them get off their fat arses and do what they are mandated to do, i.e. ensure peace in the world.

As the days trickle by more and more people are being terrorized with senseless killings by Muslim terror groups like Islamic State, Boko Haram and al Shebab etc, while at the same time the shores of Europe are being overwhelmed by the ‘swarm’ of refugees from the fighting in the Middle East and Africa.

As any sane person knows this cannot continue, but sadly it will until the United Nations decides to take positive action against the terror groups. The only people who can successfully do that is the United Nations Assembly.

The actions taken by the USA, Britain, Saudi Arabia and a few other nations is not going to stop the likes of I.S. or anyone else. Neither will the problem in Africa be solved by a few small nations taking action against the likes of Boko Haram, although it is a small step in the right direction. The only way these people will be defeated is by united action by all nations.

There are Muslim terror groups springing up all over the world, and how long before the I.S. members that have hidden themselves among the refugees to Europe combine and become active? Meanwhile the United Nations sits on its hands and verbally ‘condemns’ the vile actions of these people.

The United Nations was formed to ensure peace throughout the world and to stop conflicts before they got out of hand, but what do we have, a bunch of self-centred beaurocrats who pontificate all day long.

It is my firm believe that the world terrorist situation has gotten so far out of hand that it will take a massive international military force to shut these people down once and for all. There is no way this side of hell that fanatics like I.S. and others will lay down their arms and negotiate. It will never happen for their dreams of turning the world into one giant Muslim state will not end.

As usual it is all about power, and these groups seem to think they can subjugate the rest of the world bit by bit to their will. There is nothing worse than a religious fanatic for they are unbreakable and will never agree to negotiate.

Muslims make up 23.4% of the world’s population but these idiots still think they can rule the world. Death means nothing to them so they are willing to throw away their lives for some fabled dream that they can turn the entire world population to their will.

Sad though this is, every day hundreds of people are being killed either at the hands of these murderers, or because of them. So why are we as ‘civilized’ human beings not doing something about it?

Individual nations can do little about these problems without invading another’s territory which immediately causes hackles to rise, but the one institution that can do something is the U.N. which represents all nations.

The last time the U.N. fulfilled its mandate was during the Korean War in 1950, but in the last 65 years it has become nothing more than a talking shop. What did the U.N. do to stop the Vietnam war? What have they done to end the Palestinian Crisis? The answer is nothing!

Why these people are allowed to gather and be paid by the people is beyond me for they have achieved nothing in the past 65 years. Unless a new formation can be agreed upon by all nations that is ready and willing to tackle the worlds problems we can much better disband the U.N. and be done with it.

Anyone who thinks that the likes of I.S., Boko Haram, al Shebab and the other 176 terrorist organizations on the planet will cease their camapign of terror without the U.N. i.e. all nations, taking control are fools.

Military forces under the control of the U.N. need to root out all these killers and put them to death immediately, for only when every last one is dead will peace return to the world. It will also serve as a warning to those who think to follow in their footsteps that any such venture is doomed to failure.

If anyone has a better idea for ending this crisis I would love to hear it.

Roy.

Just Like I Said It Would Be!

Posted in America, Britain, England, European Union, Gaza and Hamas, Israel, News, Palestine, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 24/03/2015 by floroy1942
Hamas Rocket Fired From Civilian Area

Hamas Rocket Fired From Civilian Area

A report out today by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) is blaming Israel for all the deaths in Gaza during last summer’s fighting. According to them the 2014 war with Hamas has put their “adherence to international law in doubt!”

I am not Israeli nor am I a sympathizer, I am completely neutral with regard to Israel, but this is exactly what I was expecting from the aftermath of the war. It angers me when I see the finger of blame automatically pointed in their direction without anyone taking the trouble to examine the facts. And I might add, a terrorist organization getting away with such blatant deceit.

Makarim Wibisono Of The UNHCR

Makarim Wibisono Of The UNHCR

Special rapporteur Makarim Wibisono criticised Israel’s conduct during the July-August conflict. He said, “The ferocity of destruction and high proportion of civilian lives lost in Gaza cast serious doubts over Israel’s adherence to international humanitarian law principles of proportionality, distinction and precautions in attack,”

'Child Murderers Israel' How Naive!

‘Child Murderers Israel’
How Naive!

Once again, and I repeat, once again Hamas has managed to steer all blame for the war on Israel. Most people do not take the trouble to see what is really happening and accept the Hamas propaganda hook, line, and sinker!

Israeli Leaflet Drop On Gaza

Israeli Leaflet Drop On Gaza

No-one seems interested in the proven fact that Israel dropped leaflets to the inhabitants of areas warning them of an impending shelling, and Hamas fighters drove them back into their homes at gunpoint when they tried to reach a safe area! Also forgotten is that Hamas fired their rockets from deep within housing areas where civilians lived, knowing full well that when the Israeli’s returned fire they would be killed .

Iron DomeSomeone once said, “The Israeli’s have their Iron Dome rocket defence system for protection while Hamas has civilian casualties.” Never was a truer word spoken.  But do people stop and think before demonstrating in the streets against Israel – Do they hell!

West Bank Settlement

West Bank Settlement

I am not saying that Israel as a nation is blameless in this whole affair with the Palestinians for they are not. Their continued stealing of Palestinian land with their so-called Settlement Programme is wrong and should not be allowed. But this does not mean that they should carry all the blame for the high death toll in Gaza during these spats with Hamas.

Rocket Launcher Beside UN Building

Rocket Launcher Beside UN Building

This whole scenario has been repeated on a regular basis by Hamas, where they start the conflict, in this case with the unprovoked rocket attack on Israel, and then ensure that as many of their own people are killed as possible and see that Israel takes the blame. I am sorry, but it just isn’t right and the sooner the rest of the world see what is truly happening the better.

New York, London, Paris, Berlin - What Would YOU Do?

New York, London, Paris, Berlin – What Would YOU Do?

People across the West in particular have blamed Israel for attacking Hamas after the first rockets fell on Israeli territory, but if some militant group started firing rockets on one of YOUR towns or cities WHAT WOULD YOU DO? Think about it!

Hamas Rocket Firing On Israel

Hamas Rocket Firing On Israel

This sort of attack cannot be ignored by any society, yours, mine, or the Israeli’s. You have to strike back, and if the enemy is constantly firing the rockets from inside urban areas you have no choice but to launch an attack on the site to protect your own people.

Hamas Firing From Inside Civilian Area

Hamas Firing From Inside Civilian Area

Photographic evidence has been released of Hamas firing their rockets from inside the grounds of hospitals, schools and even from UN Facilities within Gaza. These selfsame places have been used as storage dumps for the rockets and yet its all the Israeli’s fault!

There is peace right now for one reason only, Hamas has run out of rockets but you can bet your last dollar that they are currently re-arming as fast as they can. As soon as they have enough, this war will start again, and please, don’t be so naive as to think it will not happen, for this scenario has been repeated over and over again for the last fifteen to twenty years.

These Two Have Become Billionaires

These Two Have Become Billionaires

As I have said in previous posts, Hamas uses donated funds for the rebuilding of Gaza to re-arm but also to make themselves rich beyond compare. Did you know that the top leaders of Hamas have become Billionaires during their time in power. Do you know that most of the other leaders are millionaires? This group started out with nothing when they were voted in by the people of Gaza in January 2006.

A Different Scenario

A Different Scenario

Their wealth, along with the arms purchased from Iran, has all come from the billions donated by various nations after each conflict with Israel that was intended for rebuilding Gaza city. It also comes from the very high taxes Hamas impose on anyone bringing in goods from the outside via the tunnels under the border with Egypt.

The Price Of A Tunnel

The Price Of A Tunnel

On top of this, aid money has been used to build all the tunnels (estimated at around $1m each) that are used by Hamas for military purposes. These tunnels were intended to provide access to Israeli territory for the mass killing of civilians in the surrounding villages and for taking hostages.

The terrorists even had a plan to blow up a kindergarten and a school in Israel, but only after they were full of children! But this of course was never widely reported because it was Hamas and not the Israeli’s.

The following photo shows the explosives being stacked in the tunnel under an Israeli school. Thankfully it was discovered by Israeli forces before it could be detonated.

Explosives Being Placed

Explosives Being Placed

The Hamas Human Shield

The Hamas Human Shield

I find it most unfair that Israel is automatically blamed for the deaths in Gaza, when in reality you can lay all the blame at the feet of Hamas. They have to date successfully manipulated the world press and the U.N. with their propaganda.

Hamas Human Shield - Including Children

Hamas Human Shield – Including Children

In earlier conflicts with Israel who was it that filled the flat roofs of their ammunition dumps, vantage points and attack positions with civilians? Who was it that fired on Israeli troops from behind a wall of civilians? There is plenty of photographic evidence for these ‘Human Shields’ on the web if you care to look. But the sad thing is, it is easier for the world to blame Israel!

Hamas Pulling The Wool Over Your Eyes!

Hamas Pulling The Wool Over Your Eyes!

So my advice to all the people in the UNHCR, and those who love to demonstrate on the streets against Israel, look at the bare facts and forget the blatant propaganda issued by Hamas. In this way we may all find a solution to this terrible conflict and save the people of Gaza from more death and misery in the future.

Roy.

Gaza Preparing For The Next Onslaught

Posted in America, Britain, European Union, Gaza and Hamas, Insurgents, Justice, News, Palestine, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 26/02/2015 by floroy1942

Although it is only nine months since the last war in Gaza, it seems that Hamas is yet again preparing for an attack on Israel. A news reporter has visited the vast tunnel complex that sits under the Gaza Strip and all the signs are clearly there.

Gaza City In Ruins

Gaza City In Ruins

He reports that despite all the millions of dollars donated by various countries for the rebuilding of Gaza City from the last spat, little or nothing has been done to rebuild the houses of the 50,000 families made homeless. Makes you wonder what happened to all the money! It is clear that as usual, Hamas have not spent it on helping the people, but to buy more weapons.

During the last battle Israeli forces found and destroyed 32 tunnels, but it seems that number is but a drop in the ocean as they say. It seems the tunnel network, used by the Hamas fighters to such good effect, is in good condition and still in use.

Hamas Tunnels

Hamas Tunnels

The tunnels all have concrete reinforced walls with lighting, and are high enough for anyone to walk upright through them. Many go right up to the border with Israel and some even beyond.

Hamas fighters have declared that their intention next time is to attack and kidnap both civilian and military hostages from inside Israel.

Naturally enough the Israeli Military are worried about the number of tunnels that have penetrated the border into Israel, and are rumoured to be using ground scanning equipment to find them so they can be destroyed.

Shaar Hanegev With Gaza In The Background

Shaar Hanegev With Gaza In The Background

It is clear that if the trouble starts again and Hamas fighters have the ability to penetrate the border, many civilians in the area will be in danger, not only from attack but also from becoming hostages.

From the report it is evident that Hamas have placed many mortars at the exit to these tunnels and are quite prepared to attack Israeli villages along the border.

During the last confrontation, 2,200 Gaza civilians lost their lives and 145 Hamas fighters, while Israel had 70 deaths. As I have stated in previous posts, which has been backed up by later official reports, the high Gazan civilian deaths can be directly attributed to the Hamas fighters firing their rockets from deep inside heavily populated areas of Gaza. Civilian deaths have consistently been Hamas’s best propaganda weapon to date.

Ready To Attack

Ready To Attack

It has become clear from the preparations Hamas are making, that when the next confrontation begins they wish to ensure that the death toll on the Israeli side will be much higher. They will not be relying on rockets this time, but it will be direct attacks on Israeli villages and townships close to the border.

It has become abundantly clear that Hamas are never going to give up the struggle against Israel until the country is wiped from the map. As I see it, the only solution to stopping this constant threat may be an international UN occupying force who will disarm Hamas and oversee the rebuilding of Gaza. Not much chance of that I’m sure!

Roy.

The European Court Is A Laughing Stock!

Posted in America, Britain, European Union, Insurgents, Israel, News, Palestine, Terrorism, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 18/12/2014 by floroy1942

European CourtsDo you  consider Hamas as not being a terrorist organization? Although from time to time some crazy things have come out of the European High Court, I would never have believed that people from the highest law court in Europe could be so blind, and so stupid! I refer to their decision that the Palestinian group Hamas should no longer be referred to as a terrorist organization.

Typical Scene In Gaza

Typical Scene In Gaza

Hamas has been behind all the bloodshed in the fighting with Israel for decades, and is responsible for killing thousands of their own people because they cannot accept the existence of Israel as a state. The Hamas leaders have stated openly many times that they will never accept the state of Israel, and will continue to fight until it is destroyed.

Recently, for the third successive time over the last ten years, they began firing rockets onto Israeli towns and villages without warning, and naturally Israel responded.

Wouldn’t you want to retaliate if someone started raining rockets down on you and yours? Only a fool would stand idly by and do nothing.

Preparing To Fire A Rocket - Note The Location

Preparing To Fire A Rocket – Note The Location

As we now all know, Hamas fired their rockets from the middle of housing areas and next to schools and hospitals, with the express purpose of causing as many civilian casualties as possible. Naturally they sought to blame the Israeli Army and Air Force for all the deaths, but anyone with an ounce of intelligence saw through the lies. I know I certainly did, and reported on it.

Deluded People Who Could Not See Beyond The Biased Headlines

Deluded People Who Could Not See Beyond The Biased Headlines

It is a sad fact that very many people blamed the Israeli’s for the deaths which led to mass demonstrations across the western world. A sad indication of how short-sighted many people are these days. It also shows the power of the biased Press, for nothing sells newspapers quicker than scenes of dead and dying people, especially women and children!

This Says It All!

This Says It All!

It does not matter who you personally hold responsible, the fact is the whole episode was started by Hamas who, unprovoked, fired the first rockets into Israel, and not for the first time. It only ended, as usual, when they ran out of rockets.

To any intelligent person, there can be no-one else to blame for all the deaths in Palestine but Hamas. After each spat with Israel over the years Gaza has received billions of dollars in Aid to rebuild their infrastructure and houses, but the funny thing is (or maybe not) all the Hamas leadership have become billionaires and millionaires! Now how do you explain that?

Hamas Tunnel

Hamas Tunnel

During this last spat dozens of highly sophisticated concrete-lined Hamas tunnels were found which American experts estimated cost €1 million each to build. Now I wonder where all the money for them came from? From the facts, it would seem that of the billions in aid sent to Gaza over the past fifteen years or so, not much of it went to the people.

In the 2006 legislative elections, the Palestinian people overwhelmingly voted Hamas into power to counter rampant financial corruption in the Gaza Authority.

Hamas Get Rich While Thier People Suffer!

Hamas Get Rich While Their People Suffer!

Since that time, it may interest you to know that Hamas now has around 1,700 millionaires and several billionaires? I am sure many will perhaps dispute this, but Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction went on the offensive recently claiming that Hamas in Gaza is corrupt and “doesn’t represent the Palestinian people.” The Fatah spokesman claimed that while Gaza is one of the poorest places in the world, there are 1,700 millionaires among Hamas members.

Hamas Leader - The Richest Man In Gaza At The Expense Of Its People

Hamas Leader – The Richest Man In Gaza At The Expense Of Its People

The leader of Hamas, Khaled Mashal is worth an estimated €2.6 billion all of which has come from exorbitantly taxing the Palestinians, Aid money, and the one essential element – the continued blockade of Gaza by the Israeli’s. All goods smuggled into Gaza through the myriad of tunnels in Rafah are heavily taxed by Hamas.

The leaders of Hamas live in absolute luxury, have private jets and stay at the finest hotels when they go anywhere, which is often. So it is clear to see that in this case at least, being a terrorist has paid off handsomely.

While the leaders of Hamas have been getting rich the people of Gaza have been killed, had their houses and possessions blown away, and live in abject poverty. All this to make a terrorist organization rich. Not much justice there.

The Hamas Creed. See What I mean!

The Hamas Creed.
See What I mean!

And now after years of orchestrating a reign of terror in Gaza, the European Court wants them taken off the terror list! I fail to see what such a decision will achieve, other than to legitimize their terrorist activities and give them free reign to continue their drastic actions and cause even more suffering for the Gaza people.

It is true that many, and in particular European politicians, were dismayed by the ruling, for it is clear that Hamas is a terrorist organization and must be removed before any form of peace can be achieved within the Middle East. Their staunch refusal to accept the existence of Israel as a state is the one major stumbling block to achieving this.

Roy.

Rebuilding Gaza – Again!

Posted in America, Britain, England, European Union, Gaza and Hamas, Iran, Israel, News, Palestine, Terrorism with tags , , , , on 17/10/2014 by floroy1942

Once again many nations are talking about donations to rebuild Gaza after the last few months of their war with Israel. So far around $5.7 billion has been raised by donations from countries like the USA, Britain, Qatar, Kuwait, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and many others. It is well known that countries are very quick to promise large donations in time of need, but sadly many do not fulfil their promises.

Leaders Gather To Discuss Donations For Rebuilding Gaza

Leaders Gather To Discuss Donations For Rebuilding Gaza

But the main concern of everyone is that after the rebuilding programme is completed at some date in the future, Hamas will once again provoke Israel into retaliatory action, and more damage will be caused. Following the 2008 and 2012 confrontations, this is the third time donations have been made to restore Gaza’s infrastructure.

Hamas Missile Ranges in Israel

Hamas Missile Ranges in Israel

The problem is that Hamas will not accept Israel as a nation, and attack when they have built up sufficient resources. This last spat was also the fault of Hamas who began attacking Israel with rockets fired from within Gaza, and what else would anyone expect Israel to do in such circumstances but retaliate. Who would accept rockets raining down on their towns and cities and do nothing about it? You? I doubt it!

How The World Sees The Situation

How The World Sees The Situation

Their strategy has always been the same, provoke Israeli retaliation and then use the calculated deaths among the civilian population to gain world sympathy for their cause. The sad thing is, people are so gullible as to believe the lies they spread, and Israel gets all the blame.

Hamas Civilian Shields

Hamas Civilian Shields

Hamas Launch Sites In Populated Area

Hamas Launch Sites In Populated Area

It is true the damage to Gaza has been severe and the casualties among the population high, but then you have to ask why? The simple answer is the tactic of Hamas to fire their rockets from the middle of built-up areas, by schools and hospitals.

Different Part Of Town, Same Picture.

Different Part Of Town, Same Picture.

Aerial photo’s have proven this to be true so no-one can dispute this fact. It is true the Israeli counter-attacks have caused a lot of damage to the infrastructure of Gaza which must be repaired, but so long as Hamas is in existence there will be no end to the fighting, and it will erupt again in the future unless an agreement is signed.

Self Explanatory.

Self Explanatory.

The big problem for the current donors is, what happens to the money when it is handed over? It is well known that the Hamas leaders are all billionaires, and when you consider they all started with nothing when they stopped being a terrorist organization and became the government of Gaza, it must make you wonder where all the donations went. On top of that, for years supplies of cement and other building materials have been donated to Gaza but most of it was diverted into building the myriad of tunnels Hamas used in this last attack, and for smuggling arms into Gaza.

So Where Did All The Concrete And Wiring Come From - Take A Guess!

So Where Did All The Concrete And Wiring Come From – Take A Guess!

All of them were lined with with concrete, and had electric lights with tracks for trolley’s for moving equipment. The Israeli soldiers, and international observers, were quite surprised at the sophistication of the ones they found. It was estimated at the time that each one would have cost around $1 million to build, so you have to ask, where did the money come from?

Iran Attempts Arms Smuggling

Iran Attempts Arms Smuggling To Gaza

Well, considering the financial state of Gaza there can be only once answer, the international rebuilding donations! This money, handed over in good faith for rebuilding the infrastructure of Gaza for the people was siphoned off for the Hamas war effort, and to make its leaders ultra-rich! Hamas had managed to acquire over one thousand rockets for this last confrontation with Israel, and you should ask how they got them.

Smuggling Tunnels From Egypt

Smuggling Tunnels From Egypt

It is clear they were smuggled in through the many tunnels that exist on the border with Egypt. It is not hard to suppose they were provided by Iran who has always been a close ally of Hamas. It is true that Hamas manufactured many crude rockets themselves, but they still needed the parts to make them.

Hamas Kills Their Own People

Hamas Kills Their Own People

These ‘home made’ rockets fired by Hamas were of poor quality. Many failed and actually landed in Gaza killing many of their own people, but they still blamed the Israeli’s.

Hamas Training Children

Hamas Training Children

So far as a new outbreak of violence is concerned, we will have to wait until Hamas has spent the donations meant for the people on acquiring new arms and stockpiling them until they have enough.

So the sad truth is, all the attacks on Israel in the past have been financed by western nations making donations to ease the plight of the Palestinian people, and that is apart from making the leaders of Hamas multi-billionaires. Makes you think doesn’t it!

Roy.

Even Abbas Blames Hamas For The Troubles

Posted in Gaza and Hamas, Human Rights, Israel, Muslim, News, Palestine, Religion, Security Council, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 29/08/2014 by floroy1942

Today I read something I never thought I would, but Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has actually blamed Hamas for prolonging the recent Gaza fighting. Those clever people who were bold enough to look past the newspaper headlines knew that already, but it is a surprise indeed to hear it from the lips of the Palestinian Leader.

A Very Clear Message From The Hamas Leader

A Very Clear Message From The Hamas Leader

There is little doubt that Hamas have very cleverly stood in the way of peace in the area and have, with great subtlety, used their huge propaganda machine to gain world sympathy in their fight with Israel. This is nothing new for they have done it on a regular basis over the years, and sadly, the world’s press fall for it every time.

In a TV interview with Palestinian television President Abbas  is quoted as saying: “it was possible for us to avoid all of that, 2,000 martyrs, 10,000 injured, 50,000 houses (damaged or destroyed).”

The one thing that is clear is that Hamas refused, or broke, many cease-fires before eventually accepting one that was almost identical to the original.

As I have often said before, Hamas couldn’t give a hoot for all the civilian casualties because it gets them the sympathy of the world press. Sympathy from world powers and charity organizations mean aid pouring into the country, which in turn means money to buy arms and rockets, and of course to make the Hamas leaders even greater billionaire’s than they are. Yes, you can take that to the bank!

This Is One Billion Dollars - The Hamas Leader Has 4.3 Times This Much

This Is One Billion Dollars – The Hamas Leader Has 4.3 Times This Much

All the top leaders of Hamas have siphoned off sufficient money from aid given to the cause for them all to be multi-billionaire’s. On top of that, most of the materials donated for the building of new houses etc. were used for the construction of the dozens of tunnels built by Hamas. It may be true that the people of Gaza are suffering, but one thing you can be sure of, and that is the leaders of Hamas do not, they just get richer.

If there was ever a world ranking and prize for the best scammers on the planet, Hamas would win it hands down, for they are without doubt the best in the world for hood-winking the press and public to gain world sympathy. It just surprises me they have gotten away with it for so many years.

Roy.

What Will Gaza Gain With The ICC?

Posted in Gaza and Hamas, Human Rights, Insurgents, Iran, Israel, Muslim, News, Palestine, Terrorists, United Nations with tags , , , , on 24/08/2014 by floroy1942

You would hardly credit that the lies and deceit surrounding Gaza could get any worse, but if you thought that you would be wrong. It has been revealed today that the Hamas leaders have given their consent for Palestine to join the International Criminal Court (ICC).

ICC - Den Haag Holland

ICC – Den Haag Holland

This international body investigates war crimes by any nation that is a member, be it against them or committed by them. Opening up the Gaza crisis to the ICC could cause many problems for all nations concerned in the on-going war. Israel is not a member of this body so any investigations would be for Gaza alone.

This in my view would lead to an extremely one-sided investigation. Knowing the penchant of Hamas to weave their usual web of lies, it would inevitably in my opinion lead to Israel taking the blame for everything that has happened. This would be grossly unfair.

Typical Hamas Propaganda Loved By The Press

Typical Hamas Propaganda Loved By The Press

A large part of the problem is the bias against Israel shown by the World Press. You may have noticed that they make a big play of child casualties in Gaza: ” Ten people killed, including four young children and two babies!” And yet when it comes to reporting on the Ukraine, Iraq or Nigeria etc. there is no mention of child casualties, just: “Ten people killed in latest attack!” Doesn’t this difference strike you as odd? Take a moment to think about it! Civilian casualties have, and always will be Hamas’s biggest propaganda weapon which they have used to great effect for many years.

So you have to ask what sort of impact this will make on the ICC. Will they look at the continuous provocation Israel has had to endure like this last time, when rockets (once again) rained down on their towns and villages without warning?

Hamas Forcing Families Back Into Their Homes After Israeli Warning

Will they look at the fact that Hamas ordered civilians at the point of a gun to stay in their homes when Israel, wishing to minimise civilian casualties, had warned them to get out of the area prior to an attack?

Will they look at the fact that Hamas has been storing rockets inside hospitals and UN buildings, and firing them from the grounds?

Israeli Leaflet Drop

Israeli Leaflet Drop

Will they take into consideration that Hamas has repeatedly fired rockets into Israel from the middle of heavily populated areas?

A politician once said in a TV interview that “Israel has the Iron Dome for protection and Hamas has civilians!” We are constantly bombarded by the Press with images of dead and wounded children but that does not make everything they say true. It just means they believe those images will attract attention from the masses. Sadly, many people are taken in by this steady flow of Hamas propaganda and so we have demonstrations against Israel on the streets daily.

It is time for the people of the world to look past the headlines and look at the reality of the situation. I will never say that Israel is totally blameless in this whole affair, but they have done what they can to minimise civilian casualties, like giving prior warnings through leaflet drops to the inhabitants prior to a bombing raid. And do not forget that it was Hamas who started this latest conflict by firing rockets into Israel without warning.

Planned Hamas Attack On Israel Villages

Planned Hamas Attack On Israel Villages

One further event that the Press did not cover accurately is the purpose of the many tunnels under the border into Israel. These were made so that a large Hamas force could surround Israel border villages blow up occupied kindergartens and schools, kill as many Israeli villagers as possible, and take hundreds of hostages back to Gaza.  I have covered these in events in my post of 6/8/14:

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/the-hard-hitting-truth-about-gaza/

For those of you who have not read it, believe me, it is an eye opener into the real intentions of Hamas. The sad thing is, none of this was reported in the Press or on the TV News.

People today are being taken in by the Hamas propaganda, and because the Press are so one-sided, they have no idea of the true nature of the crimes being committed here. Will the ICC get to the bottom of this, I doubt it because everyone thinks Israel is the big villain here simply because the truth has not been reported.

A thorough investigation would hand 90% of the blame to Hamas and their insurgent groups for what has happened in Palestine, but I doubt very much that the end result will be just.

Hamas Vision Of An Israeli Kindergarten

Hamas Vision Of An Israeli Kindergarten

I am in no way making excuses for Israel and I have no affiliation with that country, I just hate to see the people of the world hoodwinked by a bunch of savage uncaring terrorists.

The people of Gaza live in squalor, Yet, all the leaders of Hamas are multi-billionaire’s with money that was given to the people by Aid Organizations. The construction of all the tunnels (+/- 1 Million dollars each) was carried out using aid money donated by various causes instead of being put to help the people.

In any normal society one would expect aid money to be spent building houses, and improving the living standards of the people, but not in Gaza! As has been proven, most of it is siphoned off to build the tunnels, and of course into the pockets of the leadership of Hamas. If you wish to know more on this subject I refer you to:

https://floroy1942.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/who-are-the-billionaires-of-gaza-hamas/

It must be said that Iran is one of the guilty parties in this war because they supply Hamas with their weapons.

In order to end the hostilities Hamas demands an end to the Israeli blockade of Gaza, But that will just open the door for Hamas to bring in large shipments of arms and rockets as in the past. The blockade was put in place to stop this flow of arms into Gaza in the first place.

Arab League - Why The Silence?

Arab League – Why The Silence?

The one amazing thing about this whole Gaza episode is the silence and unwillingness of the other Arab States to get involved in providing a political solution to this problem. With the exception of Iran, who is supporting Hamas with weapons, and Egypt who is mediating to try and resolve the issue, not a single Arab State has made any effort to come to a political agreement with Israel to solve the on-going crisis. I find their stony silence most disconcerting. The same is true with the current insurgent problems across the whole Middle East and Africa.

If the ICC do get involved in the Gaza dispute I can see nothing good coming out of it, because like all the Press reviews, it will be heavily biased in favour of Hamas as they too are taken in by the propaganda machine that functions so well for these terrorists.

Israel itself will not be swayed by any ruling the ICC makes because they are fighting for the safety of their own people against those who want to destroy them.

Any real peace can only be achieved if Israel stops building on Palestinian territory, and withdraws to its 1964 borders as ordered by the United Nations. For Israel to go back to its original 1947 borders would mean the country becoming indefensible from attack.

Israel's Borders

Israel’s Borders

However, this slow swallowing up of Palestinian land beyond the 1967 borders by Israel with their settlement programme is without doubt the catalyst of all the trouble between Israel and its neighbours and must stop.

The term ‘possession is nine tenths of the law’ cannot be applied in such circumstances, for this conflict will go on and on and more people will die.

Roy.

Who Are the Billionaires of Gaza? – Hamas!

Posted in America, Britain, European Union, Gaza and Hamas, Israel, News, Palestine, Terrorism, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 12/08/2014 by floroy1942

Up front I have to say that this piece was not written by me. Rather than paraphrase this interesting piece I have decided to reprint the whole article.  Upfront, I give my sincere thanks to the gentleman who wrote this piece,  Mark Ulyseas and to the Telegraph Book Shop in which it was published. I hope they will forgive me.

Gazans Living in Squalor

Gazans Living in Squalor

Hamas leaders have become millionaires and billionaires in Gaza. And how did they achieve this when there are photographs depicting Gazans living in squalor, lacking basic facilities?  

The western media has, in their haste to get the story and ratings, fallen prey to the propaganda of this murderous group of people who occupy Gaza and live off the taxes that have been unilaterally imposed on the wretched defenceless population. The charity collected by earnest folk on the streets  of UK and other  countries are ‘utilised’ by these leaders for purposes other than welfare. And with this blood money they have invested in various industries and services across the world. Next time you see a picture of a Gazan living in a filthy makeshift dwelling send an email to a Hamas leader and request him to share their millions with their own people.

One of  the most despicable forms of earning money is by crowd sourcing. The poor souls are fed the ‘Allah Ur  Akbar’ cry  and then herded together to form human shields. Many die, others are maimed…while the crowd sourcer gets paid in blood money by Hamas. Of course a percentage goes to the Hamas go between who gives out the contracts.

There is money to be made in occupation and murder, ask any Hamas leader. 

Gaza Appeal - All To Make The Hamas Leaders Rich!

Gaza Appeal – All To Make The Hamas Leaders Rich!

One of the big mysteries is how much the Hamas leaders, the Arab world’s new tycoons, are worth, and how they, born and raised in refugee camps, who raise aloft the cause of their people’s welfare, have become so wealthy and reclusive.

Dr. Moshe Elad, a lecturer in the Middle East Department of the Western Galilee Academic College, who served in senior positions in the territories for 30 years, is attempting to answer these questions.

“The vast majority of Hamas founders and leaders were refugees or second generation refugees, and some of them were the product of marriages between Egyptians and Palestinians. They had no money at all. When they and Hamas were just starting out, the organization (not in its own name) was nurtured by the Israeli military government, which fostered the Islamic associations working in the Gaza Strip as a counterweight to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Their phenomenal wealth started accumulating when they decided to disassociate themselves from Israel and search for alternative financing sources.”

Elad explains that the money came from two directions: “Legacies from the deceased; money from charity funds; a donation called zaka, one of the six pillars of Islam; and donations from various countries. It started with Syria and Saudi Arabia, with Iran added later and becoming one of Hamas’s biggest supporters, and ended with Qatar, which has now taken Iran’s place.”

Dr. Musa Abu Marzook

Dr. Musa Abu Marzook

Together with the donations from various countries, fundraisers began operating in the US to collect money for Hamas. Here, the Hamas leaders began to get their hands on some really big money. “One of those fundraisers was Dr. Musa Abu Marzook, the number 2 man in Hamas,” Elad says. “At the beginning of the 1990s, he began a fundraising campaign in the US among wealthy Muslims, while at the same time founding several banking enterprises. He himself became a conglomerate of 10 financial enterprises giving loans and making financial investments. He’s an amazing financier.”

The US administration ordered Marzook’s arrest in 1995 on charges of supporting terrorism. After he spent two years in a US prison, it was decided to expel him without trial. He kept the money. “When he was expelled from the US in 1997, he was already worth several million dollars,” Elad says, adding, “Somehow he evaded the clutches of the US Internal Revenue Service and was not charged with financing terrorism. People in the know say he probably became connected to the administration and cooperated with it. There is no proof, but it’s hard to think of any other reason why he escaped punishment for such serious offenses. In 2001, in the investigation of the September 11 events, it turned out that he had extensive financial connections with Al Qaeda, including the transfer of funds to the 21 Al Qaeda operatives accused of the attacks.”

Today, Marzook is considered one of Hamas’s wealthiest billionaires. “Arab sources estimate his wealth at $2-3 billion,” Elad says.

Khaled Mashaal - He Certainly Has Something To Smile About!

Khaled Mashaal – He Certainly Has Something To Smile About!

Another Hamas leader-turned-tycoon is Khaled Mashaal. “Estimates around the world are that Mashaal is currently worth $2.6 billion, but the numbers mentioned by the Arab commentators (based on their many sources) are much higher, varying from $2-5 billion invested in Egyptian and Persian Gulf banks, and some in real estate projects in the Persian Gulf countries,” Elad adds.

Ismail Haniyeh - Yes, We Are Doing This For You People Of Gaza.

Ismail Haniyeh – Yes, We Are Doing This For You People Of Gaza.

The next tycoon on the list is Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. “He is a scion of a family from the Al-Shati refugee camp, and his capital is estimated at $4 million,” Elad says, adding, “He registered most of his assets in the Gaza Strip in the name of his son-in-law, Nabil, and in the name of a dozen of his sons and daughters and a few less well known Hamas leaders. They all have homes in good neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip, where the value of every home is at least $1 million.”

Another wealthy Hamas official – Iman Taha – is not on the organization’s highest levels, but he, too, (and other junior managers) is feeding from the trough. According to Elad, “He was a poor rebellious kid from the al-Borg refugee camp, but he recently built a home in central Gaza worth at least $1 million. He’s responsible for coordination between oversea Hamas and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and he’s not even a leading figure, but he’s already among the millionaires.”

Khairat el-Shater - Now He Certainly Looks Like A Man You Can Trust - NOT!

Khairat el-Shater – Now He Certainly Looks Like A Man You Can Trust – NOT!

The question of where these officials got their money exposes the corrupt system used by Hamas through its control of the money pipelines in the Gaza Strip. They treated the money as their own personal possession. “Most of the money that went into the pockets of people in the Gaza Strip was obtained through tunnel deals and the creation of a flourishing smuggling market, which it is believed has created several hundred millionaires in the Gaza Strip, although most of the people there don’t live like that. The man pulling the strings from Egypt with the tunnels is none other than the number two man in the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat el-Shater. His connection with Hamas was ostensibly for Islamic religious purposes, but they actually built a prosperous business, which earned phenomenal profits,” Elad says.

The Asharq Al-Awsat (Middle East) newspaper, one of the most prestigious in the Arab world, recently reported that at least 600 millionaires were living in the Gaza Strip – the same people sitting on the money pipelines there.

Elad describes how the system worked and to how much money (huge amounts) Hamas leaders were exposed: “Senior Hamas leaders charged a 25% ‘tax’ and $2,000 on every disassembled vehicle coming through the tunnels. There are hundreds of smuggling tunnels from Egypt to Gaza, and these are the types of tunnel Israel has been less busy in destroying, because Egypt has destroyed many of them. From June 2007 until 2010, $800 million in cash was transferred in tunnel deals (according to information from Hamas money traders). Hamas also taxes Gaza merchants on everything traded, from boxes of vegetables to luxury cars, and the leaders scoop the money into their pockets.”

Another source of wealth for Hamas leaders was taking over land. “They took over land mainly near the sea in good areas, such as the former Gush Katif, then sold it. In effect, they are the cat guarding the cream – the land – so they were able to take over land and loot it for themselves,” Elad explains.

In addition, there is a system in the Gaza Strip of fictitious recruitment of workers for Hamas for the purpose of obtaining pay slips from people overseas paying for it. “They get the payments from overseas according to the workers’ names. It has recently been discovered that there are hundreds of fictitious names of soldiers and officials supposedly in Hamas. Actually, the leaders and officials put the money in their own pockets,” Elad asserts.

The Caption Says It All

The Caption Says It All About Hamas Intentions To Attack Israel!

According to various sources, some of Mashaal’s money came from the “Syrian fund.” Elad explains: “According to these accusations, following an investigation by the US federal authorities, Mashaal was accused of embezzling the entire Syrian fund. There was a separate fund in Syria for Hamas; Mashaal controlled all the movements in the fund when he lived there. As soon as he left Damascus, he took the Syrian fund, which was worth several billion dollars, and distributed it to himself and others. It is believed that Hamas had $1.5-2.5 billion in assets in Syria, which Mashaal took.”

In summary, Elad says, “This is corruption at the highest level… What has united the Palestinian leaders all throughout the years is the saying, ‘We have to get rich quick.’ This is how the regime sees it. Their leaders have no shame. Shortly after they got power, they took control of fuel, communications, and any other profitable sectors in the country. There are get-rich-quick schemes and corruption in Western society, too, but there it’s done sophisticatedly with envelopes of money and complex structures of bribery and the like. Among the Palestinians, they tell you straight out, ‘I want to get rich.’”

So you see that everything in Gaza is not as depicted in the headline grabbing press releases and the TV news! Most of what is written and shown to us on our TV screens is a long way from the truth. It is time for the greater public to see past the lies that are spread by Hamas and look at the truth for a change.

Before you decide to attend a Pro-Palestinian Demonstration look at the real facts, and realize you are playing directly into the hands of Hamas.

Roy.

The Hard-Hitting Truth About Gaza

Posted in America, Britain, England, Europe, European Union, Islamic Revolution, Israel, News, Palestine, United Nations with tags , , , , on 06/08/2014 by floroy1942

It would seem that proof of Hamas’s real intentions have at last come to light. I have been writing here for some time that Israel should not be blamed for all the bloodshed in Gaza and it would seem I was right.

Mordechai Ben-Menachem

Mordechai Ben-Menachem

I received in an e-mail a copy of a piece written by Mordechai Ben-Menachem that shines the spotlight on the real intentions of Hamas and the insurgents. Yes! I know, the writer is an Israeli, but that does not make the piece a lie! Please read it and then make up your mind::

Multiple media outlets report that Hamas’s offensive tunnel network – now known to have been composed of over forty attack tunnels dug underneath Israel’s border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip – was set to be activated during the Jewish High Holidays (September 24th) as a mass terror attack.

The attack was meant to generate as many as ten thousand casualties, men, women and particularly children and hundreds of captives.  Explosives were particularly placed underneath kindergartens to make certain that these “institutions” would be the first struck, even before any thing else.

The IDF recently published the below map showing that tunnels were created in pairs, to empty out on both sides of nearby communities.  The known cost of the infrastructure – each tunnel costs upward of some $1 million – clearly shows that Hamas was planning a coordinated mega-attack.  It must be understood that use of even one tunnel would inevitably trigger Israeli retaliation against the entire network.

Map Showing the Gaza Militants Tunnels Into Israel

Map Showing the Gaza Militants Tunnels Into Israel

Revelations regarding the planned tunnel attack magnitude played a decisive role in the Israeli government’s rejection of a ceasefire proposed late Friday by Secretary of State John Kerry.

John Kerry

John Kerry

Unbelievably, Kerry actually proposed in his latest “cease-fire proposal” – none of which have been honoured by Hamas so far – that Israel refrains from degrading remaining attack tunnels.  This mind-boggling concept would necessarily be rejected by any sane government, of any country.

Israeli security sources, citing information acquired in interrogations of captured brigands, described a scenario under which hundreds of heavily armed Hamas fighters would have spilled out into Israel in the dead of night and within 10 minutes been positioned to infiltrate essentially all Israeli communities surrounding the Gaza Strip.  Waiting then in hiding until schools and kindergartens were occupied, the terrorists would then attempt to kill the children first, and then kill and kidnap as many Israelis as possible.  The plot was set to take place during Jewish New Year, on September 24.

“It’s like the Underground, the Metro or the Subway,” Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. “These tunnels are all connected. I would describe it as Lower Gaza.”

Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said, “A whole city of terror tunnels has been found.  Without the ground operation, we would have woken up one day to an Israeli 9/11.”

Except, the actual objective was to be five times 9/11.

 

Tunnel Construction

Tunnel Construction

Israeli military officials reported that the tunnels are stocked with tranquilizers, handcuffs, syringes, ropes and other materials used for subduing abductees, civilians and soldiers.  The tunnels also had fantastic quantities of explosives and additional military material meant to be used in the up-coming mega attack.  Much of these explosives had already been placed underneath Israeli kindergartens.  Some of these tunnels were as deep as 30 meters underground.

 

Tons of Explosives Destined to Blow Up Israeli Schools

Tons of Explosives Destined to Blow Up Israeli Schools

Sources say the Gaza Strip war, Operation Protective Edge, could serve as a prelude for a more extensive underground war with the Iranian-sponsored Hezbollah.  Perhaps, not ‘just’ in the Middle East.

The tunnels inside Gaza and under the Israeli border are not a secret project Hamas ran under the noses of Israel and the Palestinian public. Everyone in Gaza, knew that beneath Gaza, the City and all of its environs, a network of tunnels was being dug over the past five years, with an investment of tens of millions of dollars.  Yet no one in Israel, public or military, was prepared for the scope of the tunnels – the danger that became clear in the past week or two.

Senior Hamas Official Gives a Guided Tour.  Some Palestinians Even Got Married In The Tunnels

Senior Hamas Official Gives a Guided Tour.
Some Palestinians Even Got Married In The Tunnels

In order to create this monstrosity, Hamas needed significant professional help; and this help had to have come from a large organization or state entity.  This is not just the monetary aid it received from Qatar, America’s ally.  This is professional guidance for the performance of such an underground feat.  Perhaps Hamas could have used experts from the tunnels dug at Rafah under the Gaza-Egypt border, but those were significantly simpler, and did not demand any extraordinary investment or effort.

Tunnel Entrance

Tunnel Entrance

Who supplied these quantities of material?  Who planned what would be needed?  How did Hamas acquire thousands of ampoules of tranquilizer, syringes and other additional drugs to be used?  These are far beyond the quantities and variety of what is needed by any civilian medical service.

How was all this brought in to the Gaza Strip?  The logistics of this planned attack are the work of a well-organised military, not that of a militia or club.  This was no amateur plan.

Even Palestinian Women were used.

Even Palestinian Women were used.

Observers note that attack scenarios lined up with recently revealed data about the sophistication, scope and nature of the offensive tunnel network.  As previously reported, this sophistication and know-how is being copied right now by Mexico-based Hezbollah agents along the Southern US border.  Tunnels in Southern Lebanon, as in South US, are significantly more difficult to detect than those in the sandy terrain of the Gaza Strip.

“Hamas planned these tunnels for years, and planned to use them to kidnap soldiers,” Israeli military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mordechai Almoz said. “[Now] they see the tunnels collapsing one after the other.”  For the last two years, the Israeli army has sought to develop skills and equipment to fight in enemy tunnels and bunkers.  Hamas and Islamic Jihad have used tunnels to operate command and control, to infiltrate Israel and abduct soldiers, to fire rockets and to conceal fighters amid the invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Mordechai Ben-Menachem is a former researcher/lecturer at Ben-Gurion University and an author of 30 book ranging from engineering to poetry. He is also an ordained clergyman and a former soldier.

I am well aware that many will say this is just Israeli propaganda, but, it takes Hamas more than half a year to build a tunnel, and there are at least forty of them that have been found so far. As said in the piece, the estimated cost per tunnel is €1m so everyone can see where all the Aid Money given to Gaza has gone. One can also see where all the humanitarian aid has gone, not to the people, but to building these tunnels.

As stated, the people of Palestine were not ignorant of the work going on beneath their feet and this has been going on for over five  years.

Would YOU Like To See These Children Blown To Kingdom Come?

Would YOU Like To See These Children Blown To Kingdom Come?

Can you even for a moment imagine the terror, fear and confusion that would have ensued from the planned action of blowing up children in Kindergartens and schools, and the mass killing and kidnapping of civilians? Now put that against the lies and deceit put out by Hamas during the current conflict which they are orchestrating by maximizing civilian casualties!

What is making the whole episode worse is the biased attentions of the UN. Many people tried to shut this man up at a UN Meeting on Palestine.

For crying out loud people! Don’t be so naive! I wonder what the reaction of politicians, the UN and the public would have been if these terror attacks had actually taken place? There can be no doubt that many would still blame Israel, saying that Gaza was defending itself! This action, if it had taken place, would have been one of the biggest war crimes since the Second World War! But there again, most of the uninformed, shallow-minded people in the West would have blamed Israel!

I am not Israeli, nor do I sympathize with them, I just look objectively at the facts and draw my own conclusions. It would help world peace if more did that instead of following blindly the bullshit put out by terrorists and the Press.

Objectivity

My sincere thanks to Mordechai Ben-Menachem and The Daily Caller newspaper that first published this story. It has certainly shed a lot of new light on the current Middle East problems.

Roy.

Gaza, The Road To Nowhere

Posted in Al Quada, Gaza and Hamas, Islamic Revolution, Israel, Muslim, Netanyahu, News, Palestine, Terrorism, United Nations with tags , , , , on 01/08/2014 by floroy1942

Gaza is till topping the headlines with everyone complaining about the Palestinian casualties. I am going to show you some reasons why people should not be so quick to condemn Israel.

Pictures So Loved By The Press

Picture Of Child Casualty So Loved By The Press

All the major news channels and newspapers are crying out for the Israeli’s to stop the shelling of Gaza city because of the civilian casualties. What people do not take the time and trouble to find out is that the casualties, while deplorable, are being orchestrated by Hamas in order to gain the world’s sympathy. As I have said in earlier posts, anyone who cares to go back over the history of the last ten years or so will find this has happened on an almost regular basis.

Just What al Quada Wants

Just What al Quada Wants

Firstly, people are condemning Israel for bombing civilian areas of the city but this is unjust. Why, because the Hamas fighters are deliberately firing off their rockets on Israel from in the middle of crowded civilian areas and UN facilities. Large stores of rockets have been found inside UN schools and even hospitals, so-called safe havens for the civilians.

These are Hamas fighters firing off mortars at Israeli troops from the grounds of a UN school. The film may be old, but Hamas are doing exactly the same thing today because they do not care for the safety of their children.

Strange how the TV teams and reporters seem to ignore these cases.

Hamas Rockets

Hamas Rockets

So you see, Hamas are not the lily-white victims of the onslaught from Israel. It is war there, and if you were an Israeli fighting in Gaza and someone starts firing mortars or rockets at you you retaliate do you not? I doubt if many of the Hamas sympathizers around the world would say: “It’s OK we cannot stop it because there is a school nearby”. If you are getting shot at it is only reasonable to shoot back.

All the civilian deaths in Gaza are part of a cruel and inhuman plan by Hamas to gain the world’s sympathy and blacken the reputation of Israel. For Hamas, civilian casualties are their favourite weapon against the might of Israel, and they use it to the full. The more the bodies pile up, the more sympathy they gain from all the gullible governments and people in this world.

As I have said before, I am neither Israeli, nor do I sympathise with their cause, I am a bystander who looks beyond the grotesquely inaccurate headlines and think for myself rather than just follow the herd in blaming Israel.

Hamas Tunnel

Hamas Tunnel

One important task the Israeli Army has is to destroy the numerous tunnels the insurgents have built to gain access to Israel from where they can carry out attacks on Israeli citizens. These have been used to great effect by Hamas fighters in numerous hit-and-run raids into Israel.

You will notice in this last report that to build a tunnel costs an estimated $2m, money that could be used to house and feed the population, Also, the materials used were requested as aid to rebuild hospitals and such like. So much for Humanitarian Aid! Do you still think Hamas are innocent? Hamas has over a hundred tunnels, not just at the Israeli border, but also at the border with Egypt through which they smuggle their rockets, mortar shells and ammunition. Work out for yourself what it all costs, and look at how the people of Gaza live! Hamas would much rather buy arms with which to fight Israel than look after their own people.

Hamas are demanding the blockade of Palestine be lifted by the Israeli’s, but think back to why it was put in place initially. Hamas were transporting huge amounts of arms and ammunition into Gaza to be used in their fight against Israel. That’s why the blockade was put in place.

Israel Too Counts The Cost

Israel Too Counts The Cost

People, you have to think for yourselves and not blindly follow all the Press reports, and UN reports I might add, in blaming Israel for this catastrophe. This scenario has been repeated many times in the past ten years and it is time for good people to take a look at what is really happening. Hamas started this conflict by firing rockets into Israel, so what would you expect our armed forces to do if these rockets rained down on your town or city? I doubt very few would just take it and do nothing, while the majority would be screaming for the army to put a stop to it.

Take your mind back a few months and you will remember that this whole scenario was played out last year. It only stops when they have run out of rockets. Once they do, its time to ask for a cease-fire and then the smuggling starts for fresh supplies.

Israel has been accused of bombing a hospital causing many casualties among civilians sheltering there. After it was found out that Hamas was storing and firing rockets from the hospital Israeli Forces told everyone to leave. They received confirmation of  this before firing on the building. Sadly it was another Hamas lie and Israel was blamed for the deaths that followed.

What Is The Arab League Doing To End The Conflict?

What Is The Arab League Doing To End The Conflict?

Ask yourself why Hamas is always using civilians as shields when they fight the Israeli’s? Why are they firing their rockets and mortars from deep within civilian populated areas? The Press and the general public are having the wool pulled over their collective eyes by this mob of barbarians.

Pictures So Loved By The Press

Pictures So Loved By The Press

After all the bloodshed that has been spilled by insurgent and terrorist groups do you really think they care about civilian casualties? They are more than willing to blow themselves up with a suicide vest and think nothing of it, so why should they worry about the death of a few hundred civilians? It is all good propaganda for them because the world looks on with watering eyes and blames the horrid aggressor Israel.

As you have seen, I am not the only person to see through the veil of deceit that has been woven by Hamas around this affair. Thankfully even some Arabic countries can see the deceit of Hamas. This from Egyptian TV:

Aftermath Of Suicide Bomber In Jerusalem

Aftermath Of Suicide Bomber In Jerusalem

As of today, yet another ceasefire has been broken when Hamas fighters used a tunnel to gain access to Israel and a suicide bomber detonated himself to kill some Israeli soldiers. There is also speculation that a soldier has been abducted, no doubt to be used as a bargaining chip by Hamas.

Hamas Leader - He Makes Sure He Is Safe!

Hamas Leader – He Makes Sure He Is Safe!

Part of the reason why many agreed cease-fires break down is I believe, because the leaders of Hamas are not in complete control of all of their fighters. There are several factions fighting under the name of Hamas, but each has its own leadership and way of bringing the fight to Israel. There are those who will never agree to any peace settlement arranged between Hamas and Israel because they will not stop fighting until Israel is wiped from the map and the whole world is Muslim. All across the world there are groups such as these who will not stop fighting until they are either dead or in total charge. Many speculate that should they reach their objective they will then begin fighting among themselves  as in Iraq.

So from me, the message is, don’t fall for all the Hamas propaganda you see on TV or in the Press. Don’t jump on Israel for trying to defend its people from the audacious attacks from Hamas. They can be grateful they have their missile defence system, the Iron Dome, for without it the casualties would have been horrific in Israel too. As I have said already in earlier posts, if the people of Palestine want to live in peace, then stop firing the rockets!

Roy.

The Palestine Double Standards

Posted in America, Britain, Child Abuse, Children, Gaza and Hamas, Israel, Muslim, News, Palestine, Terrorism with tags , , , , on 26/07/2014 by floroy1942

Is there anyone out there who does not believe that Hamas are ‘pulling the wool over the eyes of the world’ and the Press is one-sided in it’s reporting of the struggle in Palestine? Almost every day we see photos, and film clips on TV, of the wounded and dead in the conflict, and the Press love to put great emphasis on killed and wounded children in Gaza.

Let me make it clear I am neither an Israeli nor a sympathizer, but I do believe in justice and truth. These stories and pictures are massively distorting the Palestinian picture which is exactly what Hamas wants.

THIS IS WHAT THE PRESS SHOW US ALMOST DAILY BECAUSE IT GET’S PEOPLE’S ATTENTION

 injured child

THESE ARE THE IMAGES THEY DON’T SHOW:

 

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A PALESTINIAN BOY DIRECTS HIS TOY GUN TOWARDS ISRAELI SOLDIERS IN THE GAZA STRIP

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Can You Spot The Difference?

Hamas want you to feel sorry for the poor victims of Israeli aggression and put all the blame for it on the Israeli’s. Looking at the second set of pictures, can you really be sure what Hamas says is accurate? For years they have been indoctrinating their children to fight Israel. The truth is here!

My thanks to the anonymous compiler of the original e-mail and the friend who sent it to me.

Roy

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