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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.

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.

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