Hamas is an Islamist terrorist group spun out of the Egyptian Sunni Muslim Brotherhood but backed and trained by the Shiite mullocracy of Iran. They consolidated control over Gaza in 2007 and have it as a launch pad for terrorists attacks against Israel.
In a 2008 Al Aksa TV broadcast, Hamad admitted that Hamas and other militant groups had used women and children as human shields. You can see the video below.
In 2009, Waad, a Gaza charity headed by Hamad, offered a $1.4 million bounty to any Arab citizen of Israel who abducted an Israeli soldier.
In another Al-Aksa interview in December 2010, Hamad said that Hamas received financial support because “The Jews have become abhorred and loathed outcasts because they live off corruption and the plundering of the peoples – not only the Arab and Islamic peoples, but all the peoples of the world. . .The entire world says: Bravo, Hamas, for confronting these people of corruption. . .Hamas will receive its means of survival, its arms, and its supporters from where it is least expected, because the hatred for the Jews is on the rise, and people who hate the Jews find no way to fulfill their hatred of the Jews and of the Americans – the Americans too have become abhorred throughout the world because of their corruption, for they are led by the Jews.” Here is a link to the video.
It is pretty evident that Hamad is no friend of the US or Israel and that the Palestinian war against Israel is the keystone of their global jihad. Palestine represents the spearhead for Islam.
It is also evident that Palestinians are not a distinct people but transplants from Egyptians and Saudis, according to Hamad who admitted that the Palestinians are a “made-up” people, invented for no other purpose than that of advancing the global jihad against Israel.
“Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis. Who are the Palestinians?? We have many families called Al-Masri [Egyptians] whose roots are Egyptian. Egyptian! They may be from Alexandria, from Cairo, from Dumietta, from the North, from Aswan, from Upper Egypt. We are Egyptians.”
With the ongoing wars in the Middle East to unit the Muslim world under ISIS, terrorists have had less time to devote to their war against Israel. But not to worry, Europe and America have taken up the slack.
Not too long ago, the UN Human Rights Council voted to launch a commission to criminalize Israel for the mere existence of Israeli communities beyond the 1949 armistice lines. This new kangaroo court was the consequence of the European diplomatic war against Israel. They have barred Israel from caucusing with its UN regional group – the Western European and Others Group, which effectively barred Israel from making its case to other UN member nations. Obama joined forces with the anti-Israel council and refused to use American membership as leverage to coerce the council into abandoning its campaign against Israel, but, the US did manage to vote against one of the 5 anti-Israeli resolutions. So much for being Israel’s best bud!
The Global March to Jerusalem, organized by Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran and the international left which intended to storm Israel’s borders and fill the state with hostile foreigners, failed to materialize. While they expected around 2 million people to mass at Israel’s borders, the day’s events only amounted to several violent local Palestinian demonstrations in Judea and Samaria, attended by foreign anti-Jewish leftists like George Galloway, Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Jeremiah Wright, Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin.
The international left is receiving indirect support for its goal of destroying Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem from the U.S. government. Just days before the failed Global March, State Department spokesman Victora Nuland, during a press briefing, refused to even say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel when questioned by a reporter. The powers that be have always been hostile to Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem. As early 1950 the State Department directed all US diplomats to discourage other governments from establishing their embassies in Jerusalem.
In 1995 Congress passed the US Embassy Act which moved the US Consulate from an Arab neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem to a site located in the Jewish Arnona neighborhood in western Jerusalem, but still outside of the disputed area. This particular Consulate represents itself as the “unofficial” US embassy to the non-existent state of Palestine, while the “official” Consulate is in Tel Aviv. The 1995 law also called for Jerusalem to remain an undivided city and to be recognized as the official capital of Israel. Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama claim the law is an infringement on executive branch’s Constitutional authority over foreign policy and all three claimed presidential waiver on national security interests.
In truth, there is nothing new about the West’s rejection of Israel’s right to sovereignty. Animosity predated not only the 1967 Six Day War but the establishment of Israel itself. British Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen, who served as an intelligence officer in wartime and post-World War I wrote in his memoir Middle East Diary that the first Arab terror assaults on Jews under the British military government were instigated by the British military. Just prior to Passover in 1920, British military authorities contacted future Nazi agent Haj Amin el Husseini and encouraged him to attack the Jews of Jerusalem. They told Husseini that “he had a great opportunity at Easter to show the world that the Arabs of Palestine would not tolerate Jewish domination in Palestine and if disturbances of sufficient violence occurred in Jerusalem at Easter, the British High Commanders would advocate the abandonment of the Jewish Home.” Haj Amin took the Colonel’s advice and instigated a riot. The British withdrew their troops allowing the Arab mobs to attack the Jews and loot their shops.