Sunday, July 27, 2014

Some Concrete Facts About Hamas

A young IDF soldier's experience in Gaza!

We went into Shuja’iya, to discover and destroy the Hamas’ terrorist tunnels. We discovered there an entire underground city, with multi-shaft, wide tunnels, with Wi-Fi & air-conditioning systems, concrete walls, and stocked to the ceiling with weapons and explosives. Some of the tunnels are so wide, that they can ride back and forwards on Vespa-type scooters.

 And then came the worst! The Hamas “fighters” started sending towards us 13- and 14-year-old Palestinian children, running at us, wearing explosive-laden suicide-bomber belts!! Those children were death-trapped, and became human bombs, by the community’s adults!! We were trained to fight adult soldiers or any other skilled adults, enabling us to defend our families and countrymen. But this?? We had no other option but, in self-defense, to shoot them at as far a range from us as we could, before the “responsible adult” that sent them used his mobile phone to detonate the belts, and kill us.” 

One of the injured soldiers ended up by saying, “I do not know if I’ll ever be able to sleep again; the pictures of those poor children, killed by my gun, will probably never leave me!”

Some Concrete Facts About Hamas
Guess how many skyscrapers the terror organization could’ve built instead of tunnels
By Liel Leibovitz|July 23, 2014

The entrance of a tunnel reportedly dug by Palestinians beneath the border between
 the Gaza Strip and Israel and uncovered by Israeli troops in October 2013.
(David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli troops entering Gaza last week have so far uncovered 18 tunnels used by Hamas to send armed terrorists into Israel and built using an estimated 800,000 tons of concrete.

What else might that much concrete build? Erecting Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, required 110,000 tons of concrete. Hamas, then, could’ve treated itself to seven such monstrosities and still had a few tens of thousands of tons to spare. If it wanted to build kindergartens equipped with bomb shelters, like Israel has built for the besieged citizens of Sderot, for example—after all, noted military strategists like Jon Stewart have spent last week proclaiming that Gaza’s citizens had nowhere to hide from Israel’s artillery—Hamas could have used its leftovers to whip up about two that were each as big as Giants Stadium. And that’s just 18 tunnels. Egypt, on its end, recently claimed to have destroyed an additional 1,370. That’s a lot of concrete.

You may find such calculations callous. They certainly pale in comparison to heart-wrenching photos of dead children on the beach. But they matter a whole lot: If you’ve ever read Robert Caro’s The Power Broker, or played Sim City, or just looked out your window and paid attention to your city’s changing skyline, you know that  urban leaders are measured not by what they say but what they build. And Hamas, almost exclusively, chose to build tunnels, bunkers, and launching pads for missiles.
Now, from purely military point of view, there is something brilliant about transforming a strip of coastal farmland into a giant concrete aircraft carrier that’s impossible for your enemy to sink. But the idea that Hamas’ tunnels are intended to promote the welfare of Gaza’s 1.8 million civilians, who are forced to live on deck as rockets are fired, is bunk. If the tunnels were truly lifelines for Gazans, as Western apologists occasionally argue, one might expect any reasonably responsible leadership to avoid firing barrages of rockets at civilians inside Israel.
The intention behind Hamas’ tunnels is clear from where the exits are located: inside Israel. The terror organization packed its subterranean networks of tunnels and bunkers with explosives, weapons, and murderers, some disguised as IDF soldiers. Their gallant plan was to send the killers through the tunnels, so they could emerge from the ground in the middle of Israeli kibbutzim and start throwing grenades and shooting indiscriminately, with the goal of killing as many Israelis as possible. That’s not very neighborly.
So, where did Hamas get all that concrete? Most of it came from you and your government. Hamas got its hands on the supplies it needed to build the tunnels after it pleaded with the international community last year to help redeem Gaza from the throes of a humanitarian crisis, caused by the fact that both Israel and Egypt closed their borders to Gaza, because both countries grew tired of having their soldiers and citizens murdered by terrorists. Needless to say, Israel’s concerns about how the concrete would be used were universally derided in the West as inflicting cruel and needless suffering on the people of Gaza—who, needless to say, didn’t receive any of the concrete for their own use. The priorities of Ismail Haniyeh’s government were crystal clear—to use all resources at their disposal to launch another war with Israel.
And if you are among the tens of thousands who spent last weekend demonstrating in support of Hamas, it may also be useful for you to know that while Gazans languish in in poverty, Hamas’ bosses are living large; Haniyeh, for example, bought 27,000 square feet of beach-side property a few years ago for $4 million, pays for his children to study in Europe, and sends his family members to hospitals inside Israel—all good choices, which he ensures are not available to anyone in Gaza who isn’t a high-level member of his fundamentalist political cult.
What all this adds up to is that Hamas is not seriously interested in governing Gaza, which is why all the honorable attempts at resolving this current round of bloodletting will fall flat. New elections won’t help. Giving Hamas more concrete won’t help either.
We are left with a harsh realization that makes so many of us, good liberal Jews reared on the principle that nothing stands outside the realm of reason, deeply uncomfortable: There’s no negotiating with Hamas. Not because of some lofty and abstract principle—we don’t negotiate with terrorists!—but because Hamas isn’t here to talk or build or heal the wounded people of Gaza. The organization’s raison d’etre is killing people.

Anyone with a genuine commitment to human rights—not to mention sympathy for the Palestinian cause—should join Israel in its efforts to rid the world of such sheer evil and topple Hamas. To leave Hamas in power is not a moderate solution to anything. It is to become complicit in the agenda and the actions of a terrorist organization in inflicting terrible and continuing pain not only on its neighbors but also on its own people.


  1. When will Israel learn they can trust no country .Gaza they should never have given away dont cave in to the rest of the World its run by mainly despots.Remember what happen during and after the second world war to you just protect yourselves and dont give any land away remember Churchill gave you,re land Jordon away ask them for that back

  2. I stand with you Israel and the IDF forces!! These barbaric philistines need to be granted their wish for martyrdom and be wiped out.
    May the God whom never slumbers nor sleeps deliver you from these devils and show the world he his faithful to his chosen people!
    I do not care how much the world screams out that Israel is in the wrong, they are deceived by satan and God almighty will be glorified
    when he delivers his people. May God give you swift victory!! Shalom my friend.

  3. As I constantly tell folks here in The States, WE'RE NEXT! Israel is all that stands between us and terror attacks in America.
    But we've had 2 generations of ill educated people, taught by leftist radicals from the '60s. In short, children that have been mentored and taught by other children. I've no doubt Israel will prevail as anyone that cannot see the Hand of God in '67 and '73 is willfully blind. My prayers, my heart are with you Israel. If God be for us, who may stand against us?

  4. These passages are the very foundation of Israel's "claim" to the land of Palestine (in the book THEY WROTE)
    Deuteronomy 3:18 and I commanded you at that time, saying, The Lord your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war.
    Numbers c.5 v.2-4
    Leviticus c.20 v.13 well, really the whole chapter
    Exodus c.32 v.27
    Numbers c.11 v.1-2
    Numbers c.16 all
    Numbers c.21 v.5-6
    Numbers v.26 v.10
    KILL anyone who engages in "DIVERSITY" or "INTEGRATION"
    Numbers v25 v.4-8
    Deuteronomy c.14 v.2
    Numbers c.21 v.03 Canaanites
    Numbers c.21 v.24 Amorites
    Numbers c.21 v.33-35 Bashan
    Numbers c.31 all Midianites
    Numbers c.32 v. more Amorites
    Deuteronomy c.2 v.34 People of Heshbon
    Deuteronomy c.3 v.6 really the whole chapter. threescore cities
    Joshua c.12 A list of victims of Israeli GENOCIDE
    Where are THEIR "holocaust" Memorials!
    Numbers c.21 v.25
    Numbers c.32 v.39
    Numbers c.33 v.53
    (just to name a FEW)
    Numbers c.33 v.31-34
    Deuteronomy c.7 v.2
    Deuteronomy c.12 v.28-30
    Deuteronomy c.20 v.11-16
    Deuteronomy c.2 v.2
    Deuteronomy c.7 v.1
    Jews SELF-anointed "The CHOSEN People of GOD"
    Nazis SELF-anointed "The CHOSEN People of GENETICS".
    TODAY Israel states that it is creating "A PURE Jewish State"
    YESTERDAY the Nazis were creating "A PURE German State"
    And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword . . . (Joshua 6:21)

  5. It is only going to get worse for Israel, Hamas will not let the Israeli's live in peace. Hamas is a monster that kills innocent Palestinian women and children the same as they kill Israeli's and the American's continue to give Hamas money.
    I hope Israel kills every Hamas terrorist in Gaza.

  6. Israel we pray for your safety, and we know you will come out on top, for it has been written oh so long ago!

  7. The only trouble is that all this information goes to the people who already know most facts, but the details are really amazing.
    Those who should get this information will never want to read it as they have already formed their opinion of the child murdering Israelis. . Look at all the demonstrations in Europe and even here in South Africa. I am afraid that Hamas seem to have the better PR experts. The world at large neither gets nor wants the whole picture, but prefers to believe in a rather a very distorted one.
    Although it is great for us to know just what is going on,.iI is like preaching to the converted.

  8. I believe Israel has every right to defend its country .The IDF is a highly trained army ,well disciplined and fighting as soldiers for the survival of their homeland.They are fighting an enemy who does not value the sanctity of life ,demonstrating abuses of such depravity. Praying for Israel with the sure and certain knowledge that right will prevail.

  9. Crush Hamas, there is no other solution. If they do'nt the whole state will perish. DO IT NOW!!!

  10. How do we let the rest of the world know all these facts. All they see are the results of the bombing in Gaza No one says that the bombs are only sent to where the rockets came from Hamas makes sure that it sends off its rockets from places that are full of civilians. Thank G-d for the miracle that saved Israel from the planned massacres that were about to come through the tunnels.

  11. Right behind Israel, the Israelies and the IDF. You will be surprised to know how many non-Jews, of the Christian faith are totally with you and for you. We pray constantly for your nation and people. We have the same G-d and we call ourselves Judeo-Christians.

  12. Exactly the point. There is absolutely no point in negotiating with people whose stated aim and demonstrated actions are to destroy. Add to this never keeping their word. People sympathising with their propaganda only make a disastrous situation worse.