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Who Are The Real Terrorists in Palestine?

2009/05/27

Damaged homes, roads destroyed and only skeletal of cars. Even food and medicine are ever scarce. The more you are looking into the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the more you sense that something is not going right. The images and the narrations are distorted. Most of people do not know who have the right to defend themselves. You are about to read facts largely hidden from our Egyptian people. First of all, I have to explain Hamas political role which was a root case for today conflict in Gaza.

On January, 2006, Hamas won a spectacular victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections that gave it a decisive majority in the legislature. Hamas won 76 of the 132 seats in parliament, while Fatah secured only 43. By winning a significant majority in parliament, Hamas was in a strong position to oppose Fatah interest to live in peace with Israelis. Hamas calling for the establishment of an independent state whose capital is Jerusalem was assigned as a call for destruction of Israel.

Israel has named Hamas the main enemy of Israel values. The US supplied Fatah with guns and training to take on Hamas while the Palestinian authority initiated a campaign of assassinations against Hamas activists which grew up the tensions between Fatah and Hamas. Mahmoud Abbas called for early elections in December 16th, 2006 to take off Hamas from the Palestinian parliament. From this day, Abbas and Fatah declared the war against Hamas legal right, and democracy.

It is a legal right for Hamas to participate in the political scene in Palestine as they won the legislature elections. But, their policy did not appeal to Israel, while Fatah policy was the right thing according to Israel hopes. The Israeli administration has hinted that it is considering letting Hamas try to rule poverty-stricken Gaza while letting aid flow to a Fatah-run West Bank. So, it is all a part of the plan. The good conditions of Palestinians who live in the West Bank are not due Fatah policy, but due Hamas ideology.

Why Hamas do not let Gaza live just like the West Bank? Only statistics will answer this question.

There are currently over 420,000 Israeli settlers living inside the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Over the coming years, Israel intends to expand this number by thousands. The Central Command who is responsible for the units and brigades located in the West Bank says:
“We have no intention of leaving the West Bank. We will remain here in one way or another for hundreds and thousands of years.”

Israel violations during the six months of so/called “truce”

Israel carried out 193 violations in this period.
1260 attacks, killed 21 Palestinians and wounded 245 citizens.
Soldiers also kidnapped 1112 Palestinians.

Is that what they call peace and aid flow? The contrast between Israel says and actions states corrupt regime has no credibility. Be honest, Palestine is not a state. Take a look at the map, is there any state divided into two parts away from each other? This cannot be a state, by no means. So, you cannot negotiate peace while you are in lack of the basic criteria of an independent state. Establish an independent state, then seek peace! People of the West Bank will never be able to prevent Israel from expanding the number of Israeli settlers living inside the West Bank as long as they are armless. Is that what they gain by following Fatah policy?

If Hamas have the same ideology of Fatah, Israel will expand its settlers’ number in Gaza Strip as well. Later on, they will occupy every small part of the Palestinian land. And the Palestinian issue will be buried forever. Hamas ideology is the only way to keep the existence of the remainder of the holy land. Through the history freedom rebels have been considered heroes, so why should we blame Hamas for their action against Israel occupation to their lands?

Israel has explained the military action in Gaza for fulfilling its duty and responsibility to protect the people of Israel who have been terrorized by the ongoing assault by Hamas. Israel’s military action in Gaza is in response to the nearly constant barrage of rockets and missiles launched by Hamas and other terrorist organizations in Gaza. Israel’s expressed military objective is to end Hamas’ ability to launch rockets into Israel. It is Israel right of self-defense.

This explanation was quoted from the official website of Israel. I do not believe one word of this explanation. You do not have the right of self-defense, while you are occupying another land. Call it whatever, but not self-defense. If Israel key reason of its military action in Gaza is to defend its citizens, why killing Gaza civilians? Why bombing the UNRWA school to kill innocent civilians? Why killing one of UNRWA’s truck drivers delivering humanitarian aid?

O.K, let’s suppose that the UNRWA driver was a terrorist or Ismail Haniya himself! And the UNRWA school was a weapons storage depot! Let’s suppose that Hamas do not exist!

Most of people are blaming Hamas for Israel aggression against Gaza. So, let’s think for a while. What if Hamas do not rule Gaza?

On April 9, 1948, members of the underground Jewish terrorist group, the Irgun, or IZL, led by Menachem Begin, who was to become the Israeli prime minister in 1977, entered the peaceful Arab village of Deir Yassin, massacred 250 men, women, children and the elderly, and stuffed many of the bodies down wells. There were also reports of rapes and mutilations. (The Deir Yassin Massacre)

20 May 1990, an Israeli soldier lined up Palestinian labors and murdered seven of them with a sub-machine gun. 13 Palesinians were killed by Israeli forces in subsequent demonstrations at the massacre. (OYON QARA MASSACRE)

In both occasions, there was no Hamas in the Palestinian parliament. Hamas actual resistance movement has been started in 1998! So, Israel behavior is not related to Hamas or their missiles. It is ethnic cleansing of Palestine. They do not want any Palestinian to live.
People should not blame Hamas for what is going on in Gaza. Sometimes the government does not represent its people. But, in Israel government and people are two faces of the same coin. So, bombing Gaza will be a great help for Ehud Olmert and his government in the next elections. So, who are the real terrorists?

Hamas have the right to defend their lands. Israelis says do not meet their actions. They say: “Civilian injuries and death are regrettable and tragic. Israel is doing what it can to avoid harming civilians”. They do: kill civilians in every minute. More than 900 Palestinian killed, and 4300 injured. They Say: “Israel is making efforts to facilitate humanitarian assistance”. They do: prevent humanitarian aids in Gaza.

Although Israel lost its credibility ages ago, Hamas are seeking diplomatic solutions to cease-fire and stop war on Gaza. They do their best to prevent the Israeli forces to occupy Gaza. We should all remember that all of us are in the same thing, all of us in the same boat. If there is no Hamas for today, there would be no Syria for tomorrow and no Middle East for the day after.

“It is useless and point futile for us to continue talking peace and non-violence against a government whose reply is only savage attacks on an unarmed and defenseless people.”
Nelson Mandela

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