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The Terrorist Riot in Gaza

Posted on | May 15, 2018 | 2 Comments


The shock of events Monday — when a rioting mob attacked the Israeli border and 55 people were killed — is being twisted by the liberal media which misleadingly call this attack a “protest.” The truth is that the people of Gaza are governed by a terrorist organization, Hamas, which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel:

An IAF fighter jet struck five terrorist targets in the northern Gaza Strip in response to violent acts by Hamas along the security fence on Monday, according to IDF reports. The targets included military training facilities belonging to Hamas.
Earlier [Monday], two additional Hamas military positions were hit by tank- and aircraft fire, after IDF forces were shot at by Hamas from the northern part of the coastal enclave.
“The IDF is determined to prevent massive terror activities constantly being led by the Hamas terror organization,” an IDF statement emphasized, adding that “Each act of terror will be met with a harsh response.”
40,000 Palestinians took part in Monday’s violent riots in 13 locations along the Gaza Strip security fence, marking Nakba Day and protesting the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem.
“Nakba Day,” or “Day of Catastrophe,” is observed annually by Palestinians and Israeli-Arabs to commemorate the events following the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
Gazans have been protesting along the border with Israel for the past six weeks as part of what organizers have called the ‘Great March of Return’, with demonstrators throwing stones, Molotov cocktails and rocks, as well as launching incendiary kites toward Israeli troops.

Most Americans do not know the history of this conflict well enough to understand the reality of what happened Monday, even if the liberal media were willing to report it accurately (which they are not). Many people talk of “peace” in the Middle East as if there were something that Israel could do to placate the demands of its enemies, but this is an error akin to blaming Czechoslovakia for the 1938 Sudetenland crisis.

The reason there is no peace in the Middle East is because Israel’s enemies don’t want peace. What they want is dead Jews.

Do not let yourself be deceived about this fact. Israel is surrounded by Arab countries, and the so-called “Palestinians” are just Arabs who refuse to recognize the legitimacy of Israel’s national existence. Seventy years after Israel won its independence from British colonial rule, there has grown up an anti-Israel mythology — a false history, created by Jew-hating propagandists — to justify terrorist warfare. The Arabs in Gaza can have peace simply by stopping their attacks on Israel.

Many of my paleoconservative friends dislike the U.S.-Israel alliance, which they perceive as unnecessarily involving us in what George Washington called “foreign entanglements.” Granting the legitimacy of these concerns, it is my belief that the real problem in the Middle East is that the United States erred in the 1990s by attempting to act as a broker in a “peace process” which was always doomed to fail. If the U.S. would simply stop its interference, Israel could bring about peace in the Middle East by the only feasible “process” — victory.

Because I remember the Six-Day War in 1967 and the Yom Kippur War in 1973, I know that Israel is capable of destroying its enemies. Guess what? Israel’s enemies know this, too, which is why they engage in terrorism and propaganda, rather than open warfare. By fomenting violence — and falsely blaming Israel for the bloodshed — Hamas seeks to continue a war that it can never ultimately hope to win. Why? Because killing Jews is the only purpose of Hamas, its raison d’être as a terrorist organization.

We can help advance the cause of peace by speaking the blunt truth. There was no “protest” in Gaza yesterday. It was a terrorist riot.




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