Sunday, August 17, 2014

Comparing Islamists and radical leftists

Following on from previous posts which looked at the difference between antisemitism and anti-Zionism, and what leftists really believe, it is also worth now looking at the difference between Islamists and radical leftists. As the following table shows there is clearly nothing in common between these two groups.


What Radical Leftists believe
What Islamists believe


America is evil and its power must be destroyed
America is evil and its power must be destroyed
Capitalism is evil and must be eliminated
Capitalism is evil and must be eliminated
Zionism/Israel is evil and must be eliminated
Zionism/Israel is evil and must be eliminated
9/11 was an inside job
9/11 was an inside job
Their ideology (socialism) should control every aspect of your life
Their ideology (Islam/sharia) should control every aspect of your life
No other ideology/religion can be tolerated
No other ideology/religion can be tolerated
There can only be true peace in the world when every living person adheres to their ideology
There can only be true peace in the world when every living person adheres to their ideology
The idea of the nation state is flawed - a new single world order based on their ideology is inevitable
The idea of the nation state is flawed - a new single world order based on their ideology is inevitable
International borders are an unnecessary, artificial invention created by capitalists, imperialists and Zionists.
International borders are an unnecessary, artificial invention created by capitalists, imperialists and Zionists.
Palestinians are the world’s ultimate victims
Palestinians are the world’s ultimate victims
Americans, western imperialists and Zionists are the source of world inequality and division,  and the exploitation of all Muslims
Americans, western imperialists and Zionists are the source of world inequality and division,  and the exploitation of all Muslims
Colonialism – except when it means the spread of their ideology – is evil
Colonialism – except when it means the spread of their ideology – is evil
Muslim colonialism in the west will enable their ideology to win at the ballot box
Muslim colonialism in the west will enable their ideology to win at the ballot box
All forms of social stratification must be dismantled and all forms of hierarchy must be abolished. The exception is that the leaders of the revolution will provide ultimate guidance.
All forms of social stratification must be dismantled and all forms of hierarchy must be abolished. The exception is that the leading Imams will provide ultimate guidance.
Zionists control the world banking system, which must be replaced by one based on the principles of their ideology
Zionists control the world banking system, which must be replaced by one based on the principles of their ideology (sharia)
Violence is necessary in order to enforce their ideology, and any non-believer is a legitimate target
Violence is necessary in order to enforce their ideology, and any non-believer is a legitimate target
Their ideology is the very definition of perfection and so cannot be challenged in any way. It is the only basis for correct human endeavour
Their ideology is the very definition of perfection and so cannot be challenged in any way. It is the only basis for correct human endeavour
Their ideology provides a complete blueprint for every aspect of how people should lead their lives and how societies should function
Their ideology provides a complete blueprint for every aspect of how people should lead their lives and how societies should function
Their ideology is based on communitarianism: all possessions must be shared by all - no man shall have more possessions than any other man (this is despite the fact that its most prominent advocates are among the most wealthy men in the world and fully enjoy their wealth)
Their ideology is based on communitarianism: all possessions must be shared by all - no man shall have more possessions than any other man (this is despite the fact that its most prominent advocates are among the most wealthy men in the world and fully enjoy their wealth)
The world should be governed by their ideology alone and any views contrary to their ideology must be suppressed
The world should be governed by their ideology alone and any views contrary to their ideology must be suppressed
Enemies and dissenters of their ideology must be intimidated, boycotted and ultimately ruthlessly eliminated
Enemies and dissenters of their ideology must be intimidated, boycotted and ultimately ruthlessly eliminated
Their ideology supersedes the notion of family. Loyalty to the ideology must always come above loyalty to family members.
Their ideology supersedes the notion of family. Loyalty to the ideology must always come above loyalty to family members.
Global warming fears can be used as a means for worldwide wealth redistribution to further their ideology
Global warming fears can be used as a means for worldwide wealth redistribution to further their ideology
Osama Bin Laden was a great hero for standing up to the Americans and Zionists
Osama Bin Laden was a great hero for standing up to the Americans and Zionists
George Galloway is simply a great hero
George Galloway is simply a great hero

 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Jewish Chronicle's loathesome decision leads inevitably to yet more antisemitism and delegitimization of Israel

 
The Jewish Chronicle's decision to allow a full page advert for the DEC Gaza appeal (which is effectively screaming out "look what you Jews have done") was wrong for the simple reason that the whole appeal is wrong as explained here and also here.  The fact that somebody actually paid for the ad to appear in the JC is very convincing evidence that the appeal has little to do with raising money for the children of Gaza and everything to do with shaming Israel and the Jews. By accepting the ad the JC was tricked into a lose-lose situation that would always lead to further antisemitism and deligitimization of Israel; the media has now picked up on the inevitable Jewish backlash against the JC and, with the JC's apology for running the advert the media is spinning the story as one of how the heartless Jews resent humanitarian aid going to the poor children of Gaza. The individuals who have now been 'exposed' in these media reports as having tweeted criticism of the JC's decision are being bombarded with antisemitic and anti-Israel abuse.  (Update: The JC's facebook apology is also being bombarded by antisemites and anti-Israel trolls).

I have reported many times on this blog about the serial incompetence of the Jewish Chronicle and its increasingly ambivalent attitude to Israel (see examples here, here, here and here). This time they have sunk to a new low.

What the JC should have been telling its readers was that the DEC Gaza appeal is a political campaign run by 'charities' (like Oxfam, Christian Aid and Save the Children) with the most notorious record of using money to fund anti-Israel and anti-semitic political propaganda and even terrorist related organisations (Oxfam has already used the Gaza Appeal money to pay for a massive anti-Israel publicity stunt in central London). The list of charities even includes Islamic Relief, which is well known as a front for Hamas and other Islamic terrorists organisations worldwide, not to mention support for Islamic hate preachers. At the end of the day ALL of the money sent to Gaza will be overseen by Hamas because they control everything there including, of course, UNWRA. People who 'want to help the children suffering in Gaza' are being completely misled since every penny they send to this appeal will bolster Hamas and prolong the suffering of the children.

See also: BBC Watch




Thursday, August 14, 2014

British Jewry's woeful 'official leadership'

Jewish Chronicle today carries full page advert for the DEC Gaza Appeal Scam
I was unable to attend last night's 'Town Hall meeting'  hosted by the Board of Deputies in response to the Gaza crisis and the rise in antisemitism in the UK. Judging by the report here the audience gave the 'leaders' a bit of a tough time, but it seems that nobody asked the really tough questions I suggested here (especially why the BoD was partnering with Oxfam and why it was lobbying with Islamists to stop pro-Israel speakers from coming to the UK).

It is clear there is no hope of  our 'leaders' stemming the tidal wive of antisemitism because they  refuse to understand that this tidal wive is almost exclusively wrapped up in the form of demonization of Israel and support for Hamas. Anything that fails to address this is doomed to failure In particular, anybody who uses a statement  like "British Jews should not be punished for the actions of the Israeli government" is not only failing to help but is part of the problem as they are actually providing further fuel for the antisemitism. Any statement like that simply confirms in the minds of the antisemites that they are right in their premise that Israel is the root cause of evil. The fact that today's Jewish Chronicle - the so called 'voice of British Jewry' - includes a full page advert for the DEC Gaza appeal scam is a perfect summary of everything that is wrong. This appeal (as discussed here) is a perfect case study of how our enemies' lies lead to demonization of Israel and provide both financial and moral support for Hamas terrorists.

I was also alarmed at the statement made by Mr Weiger suggesting it was right to work with groups like Yachad. How much evidence do people need that Yachad is not 'pro-Israel pro-peace' as they claim but a ferociously anti-Zionist organisation driven by the same sentiments as our enemies (namely that Israel is the root cause of the problem)?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Current Major Conflict between Religions

This was inspired by a recent (textual) facebook posting someone sent me:


As they say, clearly Islam is the Religion of Peace....

Notes:
  • This is about conflicts where religion is a factor. Although Christians are now fighting Christians in the Ukraine that is a purely nationalistic struggle, in contrast say to the multiple instances of religious conflict between Shia Muslims and Sunni Muslims.
  • Although there have been violent conflicts between Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs in India there is no current major violence.

Board of Deputies: proud to have kept a low profile for over 200 years

There is an excellent article by Jacob Lyons bemoaning the crisis of leadership within the Jewish community. I have many times on this blog similarly criticized Britain's 'official Jews' and there are none more 'official' and more useless than the Board of Deputies. For anybody attending Wednesday night's 'Town Hall meeting' that is being hosted by the BoD in response to the Gaza crisis and the rise in antisemitism in the UK perhaps you can ask them why their few 'achievements' in the last few years have included:
  • lobbying successfully (in collaboration with Islamic extremists) for the ban of pro-Israel and anti-Jihad human rights activists
  • officially partnering one of the world's most anti-Zionist 'charities' (Oxfam) at the very time it was exposed as funding antisemitic hatred in 'Palestine'
  • cosying up to and honouring some of the country's most notorious Israeli-hating Islamic supremacists
  • cosying up to and honouring anti-Israel politicians
Still, at least they have successfully stuck to their mission of keeping a low profile on antisemitism

Details on the above are in the following links:
Most of the senior members of the Board of Deputies are, I am sure, selfless people dedicated to the Jewish Community and with a strong affinity to Israel. But they have never understood the real threats being faced by Jews and Zionists in the UK; the core problem is that they are still fighting the last war with their obsession that the main threat to Jews still comes from the 'extreme right'. Fighting the (almost negligible) extreme right - while completely ignoring/downplaying the juggernaut threat from the leftist/Islamist alliance - is politically correct and convenient for the BoD because it fits the same narrative as the entire political and media class. I suspect it also placates the increasing number of elected deputies whose sympathies lie with anti-Zionist leftist groups like Yachad (who have been welcomed into the fold).

Sunday, August 10, 2014

UK Media surprised and disgusted by increase in antisemitic attacks

The Guardian is reporting on the worrying increase in antisemitism (note the following applies to every media outlet)**** ........


***this is intended to be satirical. The Guardian headlines are not literal although they are similar to many that have appeared in the Guardian and most other UK newspapers.

The Gaza DEC appeal: a case study in support for Hamas terrorism in the UK


Since Thursday it has been impossible to watch TV, listen to the radio or even look at your computer without being bombarded with impassioned pleas to donate to the "Gaza crisis" DEC (Disasters Emergencies Committee) appeal. The appeal is a case study in hysteria, propaganda, and support for Islamic terrorists while ignoring all the genuine tragedies and crises being inflicted by Islamic terrorists all over the world. The appeal is even showing up in my facebook page about a dozen times a day***, while a West Ham Utd football fan sent this message:
I use the Newsnow site to get information on particular topics as reported round the world (usually for news about West Ham). Every topic you now type in starts with an appeal for Gaza. This is the one and only item ever to appear on this site not related to the subject asked about. What's the connection between the Hammers and Gaza apart from the area around Upton Park looking more like a part of the Islamic Caliphate?
DEC has boasted that in the first 24 hours of the Appeal they raised nearly £5 million which is apparently a record. Well, whatever is raised this DEC Appeal already wins the record for the most deceitful and least deserving charity appeal of all time as well explained here (maybe their next one can be for the families of Al Qaeda and ISIS members, because it is hard to see the difference).

And who are the 13 charities who form DEC? They include all the big charities with the most notorious record of using money (which members of the public assume is going to feed the starving) to fund anti-Israel and anti-semitic political propaganda and even terrorist related organisations: Oxfam**, Christian Aid and Save the Children (see here for information on these charities in relation to Israel). But what is really incredible is that the list includes the charity Islamic Relief which is well known as a front for Hamas and other Islamic terrorists organisations worldwide, not to mention support for Islamic hate preachers. At the end of the day ALL of the money sent to Gaza will be overseen by Hamas because they control everything there including, of course, UNWRA. People who 'want to help the children suffering in Gaza' must realise that every penny they send to this appeal will bolster Hamas and prolong the suffering of the children. 

The whole DEC Gaza appeal is part of an orchestrated political campaign to deligitimize Israel. It actually has nothing to do with raising money for the children of Gaza (UPDATE: further evidence for this is the fact the Jewish Chronicle has included a full page advert for the DEC appeal presumably paid for by somebody who wanted to 'torment and shame the Jews'). The Palestinians have been - by a very long way - the beneficiaries of far more aid per capita than any people in history (see here and here) and nobody ever asks why this money comes almost exclusively from the US and Europe rather than the fabulously wealthy Arab countries.


For people why say the conflict is 'too complex to understand' all they need to do is spend two minutes reading the Hamas charter. Yet the Hamas charter has never once been mentioned in the tens of thousands of hours of media time spent describing what is happening in Gaza.

Please forward this posting to people who are not normally politically active and who might be tempted to donate to this appeal (you will be surprised how many people have no idea about what these charities use their money for and how effective it can be to simply point out the truth to them)

** Update: Oxfam has already used the Gaza Appeal money to pay for a massive anti-Israel publicity stunt in central London.

***When I first received the DEC Appeal on facebook page on Thursday evening asking me to donate "just £25 to help feed the starving in Gaza" I posted the following message:
 And £24.99 of that £25 will go towards more Hamas rockets. Where is the DEC appeal for the Yazidis being massacred by Islamists? Or the 2 million Israeli kids who were living in shelters for 4 weeks because of rockets from Gaza fired by the people you are now raising money for.
My message has actually got 68 'likes' (confirming that the DEC Appeal was probably targeting everyone who was 'speaking' about Gaza on Facebook, irrespective of which side of the debate) but has attracted the following considered responses:
Hadia Eshukri Tanya: you're giving an excuse to Zionism to kill...review your moral values ...are you a Zionist?
Qasim Mahmood: "There's no reasoning with you murderers!"

Shahid Razzaq: "Only a Zionist would come out with this logic, you are sad creatures that have been found out,"

Hab Ib : "Typical Israeli Zionist spin on everything Terrorist Act they Commit bombing UN building etc, it's never their fault, Spin is towards, Palestine children fault!! Pure Evil Zionism!!"

Yassine Mkhichen "Ignorant prick!"

Helal Uddin "Chill out people. This is exactly wat the Zionist terrorist wants."

Syed Masood Ali: "Pity on yu Edgar , yu people can only provide donations to Israel for massacring innocent civilians and yu have no humanity in yu. Hamas only fired 3000 home made rockets and no Israeli civilian killed or injured. Israel dropped 25000 bombs in Gaza including one ton dirty bombs in civilian areas , which killed two thousand people including 400 kids and ten thousand injuries. Now get your facts rights , which side yu supporting. Israel is the biggest terrorist in the world."

Fahim Qureshi: "Zionists are Facists that justify mass murder"

Shahid Chowdhury: "You have no idea about what Israel is doing and why Hamas rocket attacks. If you are in cage illegally at least you'll try to let the people outside know what is happening to you. Gaza been illegally seized by Israel and Egypt. Hamas which is a democratically elected govt knows rocket attacks does not and can not do anything to Apartheid Israel backed by the most terrorist country on earth US, still does this to draw our attenttion!!!"

Rachael Hyatt: "how can anyone try and defend Israel, you mumble about shelters these people in Gaza including children are being slaughtered. its disgusting in comparison to what Gaza has suffered, Israel hasn't bin touched! I'd be ashamed to be a Jew."

Shereen O Connell: "Israel and its terrorist friends. Trolling all over Facebook. Desperate to prove you are not disgusting evil beings. Keep digging yourself bigger hole. You ate embarrassing yourselves."

Adeela Butt: "Palestine has been under israeli siege since 1947 since the Brits dumped the Jews on Arab land because they were afraid the Jews would take over Britain. Jews and Muslims were the best of freinds at one point in time. Both lived in peace in the Middle East until Britain and the USA ruined their relationship with lies and deceit. Infact the Authentic Jew and real Muslim are still friends with each other. Niether are in favour Zionism or a Zionist nation. If the Jew was in trouble the Muslim felt the pain and vice versa. Research history please to find out why this is happening."

Chahana Ibraheem: "For the Brits that love Israel so much, why don't you allow them to flood the UK and occupy your home and land, how about that? But no, you'd rather let the Palestinians suffer you hypocrites!"

Hadia Eshukri: "Edgar, you're an idiot, as you don't have any idea about Zionism...or probably you're one of them. Israel is a terrorist and fascist state ...are you a fascist?
Lesley Swain Go find your humanity and common decency before you instruct others. Maybe start with your Torah."
Qasim Mahmood: "You insensitive cunts wouldn't be saying this if your children were being murdered!"

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Countering the shrinking Palestinan maps scam: applying the same logic to the USA


Following on from this article, here is another way to expose the scam of the "shrinking Palestine" maps (above) that are waved at every anti-Israel demo in the world. All I have done is apply exactly the same logic and terminology of the Palestine maps to the USA just before and after the 1776 declaration of independence and today. It makes as much sense as the Palestine maps.



And of course there is always the real map of the shrinking Israel:


Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Daily Mail publishes picture of damaged Israeli home - but says it is Palestinian - while rejecting Israel's claims about Hamas manual

Just when you thought the anti-Israel British media bias could not get any worse, here is a screenshot from today's Daily Mail article. Note the caption (clearly it would have required somebody with an IQ of more than 23 to have realised the error). The Dail Mail has a habit of doing this kind of thing.

And also note that the article attempts to ridicule the Israeli claims about the Hamas manual they found with instructions on how to benefit from the use of human shields.

I'm sending yet another complaint to the Press Complaints Commission.


Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The brainwashing of the British public into believing the Hamas narrative


What the latest Gaza conflict has made clear is the extent to which anti-Israel activists have managed to ensure not just that the Hamas narrative dominates all public discussion, but that any alternative view is totally silenced.

It is almost impossible to understand how a supposedly 'free' Press has completely ignored the mass of evidence that shows their entire presentation of the conflict to be a tissue of lies. Every British newspaper (and TV News channel) without exception  - left, right and centre - has simply presented the Hamas narrative. This includes reporting - without questioning -  the Hamas reported casualty figures and the Hamas reported 'attacks on schools and hospitals by Israelis'. Although the latter have invariably turned out to be either a) completely false, b) the result of Hamas rockets or c) the result of Hamas firing from those locations, the media has uniformly refused to produce retractions or corrections.

Not a single newspaper or TV report has made clear that all their Gaza reporters are under the total control of Hamas, even though other countries' reporters have documented the abuses after they have left. With very minor exceptions, the ONLY reports from Israel have been those where the media sensed an opportunity to further demonize Israel (such as the story of civilians in Sderot cheering when missiles were targeted at Gaza, and where a group of extreme leftist 'anti-war' protesters in Tel Aviv were confronted by an angry crowd). The obsession with the Sderot story is especially telling since, for 15 years, the media has completely ignored the missiles that have rained down on that town almost every day from Gaza.

We are not talking about 'anti-Israel' bias here. That has been going on for years. We are talking about a totally uniform effort by the entire UK media to brainwash the public with hatred for Israel. While some of the newspapers have carried rare commentary pieces supporting Israel, these have been drowned out by the tsunami of anti-Israel commentaries; to the uninformed reader the pro-Israel commentaries must seem ludicrous since they speak of things that have NEVER been reported as part of the news, like: Hamas use of human shields, the Hamas charter to destroy Israel; the extent Israel goes to avoid civilian casualites; the thousands of Hamas rockets fired at Israel, etc.

It is not just the media that has uniformly participated in the brainwashing programme. Every political party, the trade unions, and academic institutions all form a crucial part of the programme.  Consider the case of the UK's medical profession and their flagship journal the Lancet. Contravening all rules of academic publishing the Lancet published a vicious piece of anti-Israel propaganda and failed to disclose that the authors of the article had financial links to Palestinian terrorist organisations. Even worse, the Lancet has refused to publish any response from Israeli medics such as this one. By refusing to publish a response the Lancet is able to keep us the big lie and stop its readers from knowing the truth.

"Israeli propaganda deconstructed"
The extent to which the big lie has brainwashed totally non-political people in the UK is something I have already covered. I've given previous examples of Facebook 'friends' who for the first time in their lives express an opinion on international affairs by posting some piece of anti-Israel propaganda saying things like "we must do something to save the children of Gaza from genocide". But today came another example that really shocked me from a Facebook 'friend' of my wife who actually never posts anything at all except about their common work interest. He is someone we have seen a lot of in the last three weeks and who knows of our close ties to Israel. We have spoken about the conflict with him. Yet today he put up his own post with the simple title "Israeli propaganda deconstructed". In the post he had actually taken the trouble to scan this letter by a moron from the socialist party's anti-Zionist "Stop the War Coalition".




At least Pat Condell gets its right (Hypocrisy over Gaza) - but of course he is never allowed to be seen or heard in the main stream media:



Sunday, August 03, 2014

Exclusive: Palestine Solidarity Campaign complaint to the BBC about its pro-Israel bias

EXCLUSIVE. Following on from the mass demonstration the Palestine Solidarity Campaign staged three weeks ago outside the BBC in London to complain about its pro-Israel bias, I have managed to get hold of a copy of their latest letter of complaint to the BBC:


See alternative spin on this.

What a surprise: Israel hating, Islamist supramacist Baroness Warsi poisening the minds of Tories on Gaza


UPDATE 5 August 2014: Warsi has resigned from the Government because it was not sufficiently anti-Israel. Of course, based on past form Cameron will invite her back in with an even more important portfolio in 6 months time. Here is her resignation letter - complete with misspellings and poor grammar.  Good article by Douglas Murray today.

I have written many times before about the extent to which unelected Conservative Government Minister Baroness Warsi has used her position to both push the Islamist agenda and also demonize Israel. Now it seems she has been successful in swaying her Conservative colleagues to support Hamas over Israel. Also note this tweet she posted on 1 August:
If there is a community meeting or protest in relation to #Gaza happening near you I’d like to know, please tweet me the details.
Previous links:
And to give an indication of  Waris's world-view - and grasp of reality - here is her quote from September 2006:
“I think what’s happened in the Middle East with the election of Hamas is actually an opportunity and I think that’s the way we’ve got to see it. When groups that practice violence are suddenly propelled into power through a democratic process they get responsibility and responsibility can be a tremendously taming factor. And I think that Hamas, when it realizes that it wants a safe and stable and prosperous Palestine for its people, will realize that the way to deal with that is through dialogue and democracy and not through violence… I actually think that Hamas has been given a mandate and I think it will now hopefully adopt a responsible position because that is the only way.”


Saturday, August 02, 2014

Evening Standard: anti-Israel lies and Hamas propaganda


I have avoided reading the Evening Standard during the current conflict because of its well known anti-Israel bias. But I ended up looking at it today and, unsurprisingly, it followed all the media guidelines for reporting about Israel. Note the following:

I have submitted yet another formal complaint to the Press Complaints Commission about the lead article.

Incidentally the Standard was not alone in reporting that Israeli tank fire was the cause of the ceasefire breach. Every news report this morning in the UK was spitting blood at Israel with the same accusation. Even Fox News jumped on the bandwagon with its morning reporters speaking in the most appalling accusatory way about Israel's actions (very disappointed in particular with the tone used by Heather Childers of all people).

Thursday, July 31, 2014

An insight into what is really going on in Gaza

A friend has sent me the following letter they received from a close relative in Israel (for obvious reasons I have removed the names). While a lot of it is simply an excellent restatement of what is known to people following the conflict, it also contains some information that has not been previously made public:
"We know from X's job that there are many tunnels. There are several types: Bunkers, hiding places (for pop-out, attack, pop-in), command posts, housing in war for important and rich Gazans, etc. The main type of tunnel that BB has spoken of, consistently, from the beginning of the operation, has been attack tunnels that lead from Gaza into Israel, some into the middle of kibbutzim and moshavim on the border, the others very close to them. Some of these tunnels are two-three kms long!

From the captured Hamas people we have learned that the sole purpose of these attack tunnels being for one huge operation at Rosh hashana this year. They had planned to instantaneously attack the settlements, with crews of ten to fifteen terrorists to each tunnel, slaughtering as many people gathered together in their settlement dinning rooms celebrating the Rosh hashana eve meal as they could and kidnapping others.

These tunnels were considered an existential threat to Israel. The brief history of this operation that has turned into a war: Three months ago, two idiot Hamas operatives decided to do something unilaterally, They kidnapped and immediately killed three young men, aged 16-19. Israel consequently responded by arresting nearly every Hamas operative in the West Bank. These operatives were not only a threat to Israel but also threatened the rule of Abbu Mazan (Arafats' replacement and essentially the PM of the Palestinian State in the West Bank). Hamas responded to this by allowing a slow but steady stream of rockets into Israel. Israel decided to do pinpoint operations to target the rocket launchers and their operators. These launchers are buried in the ground, pre-targeted at Israeli cities. Many of them have pneumatic mechanisms for opening, firing and then closing. Israel has known of these for a long while, hence the 4000 air sorties which have destroyed a good deal of them. The Hamas, courtesy of Iran, have around 30,000 rockets of which perhaps 1/3 have been fired at Israel. About 10 of these 10,000 rockets have got through the Iron Dome defenses and actually caused Damage or injuries. Hamas must show some kind of military gain to the Arab world. The only way they can do this is to fire rockets at Israel.

Hamas has suffered HUGE losses. Officially 1300-1400 Gazans have died so far, 60% of which are males between the ages of 19-35 years old...you work out whether they were combatants or not....Unofficially they have lost at least another 2000 combatants. Their internal terror infrastructure has been totally destroyed. Their main command post, where their leadership cadre are sitting, is under Shee'ba hospital in central Gaza city...You can imagine the type of defenses they have arrange around that facility. I would suggest that they have rigged the whole hospital with explosives waiting for Israel to attack them, unleashing terrible carnage which they would use as a tool against Israel. Perhaps to create a tidal wave of reaction involving attack by Iran (nuclear?), Iraq, Syria and the rest of the Arab world.

When Israel went in, the plan was to neutralize the above mentioned attack tunnels in the above mention pinpoint operation, but the further in we went the more spurs of these tunnel were found. Each tunnel under houses, mosques, schools and clinics and hospitals. Hamas forced the residents to stay in these places so Israel couldn't bomb them. Each tunnel entrance guarded by 10-20 terrorists. Israel will not bomb civilians knowingly, so our boys have to go in and clear the space of civilians, while under attack by terrorist, before they can destroy the tunnels. This is why, to reiterate the above statement "These tunnels were considered an existential threat to Israel". You might also consider how the Hezbollah in Lebanon have been passing their time since the last contratante we had with them apart, of course, from destroying Syria. I hope this explanation wasn't too fragmented. Maybe pass it on to any of your friends who may be starting to doubt what Israel is trying to do."