Monday, December 31, 2012

And the USA & EU Support Palestinian State?

Hamas poster for the rallies in Judea and Samaria 12-2012
Hamas poster for the rallies in Judea and Samaria. The caption reads, "The [West] Bank renews its commitment and swears loyalty to the resistance (Ajnad Facebook page, December 15, 2012)

John R. Houk
© December 31, 2012

The Islamic terrorist organization Hamas is a subsidiary of the Radical Muslim organization Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas’ only reason for existing is to destroy Israel and kill Jews.

Thanks to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) here are some excerpts from the Hamas charter that demonstrates this Jew-Hatred:

Anti-Semitism in the Hamas Charter: Selected Excerpts
Posted: May 13, 2011


Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious. It needs all sincere efforts. It is a step that inevitably should be followed by other steps. The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah's victory is realised.

Article Seven:

"The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Article Twenty-Eight:

We should not forget to remind every Muslim that when the Jews conquered the Holy City in 1967, they stood on the threshold of the Aqsa Mosque and proclaimed that "Mohammed is dead, and his descendants are all women."
Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Muslim people. "May the cowards never sleep."

Article Thirty-Two:

World Zionism, together with imperialistic powers, try through a studied plan and an intelligent strategy to remove one Arab state after another from the circle of struggle against Zionism, in order to have it finally face the Palestinian people only. Egypt was, to a great extent, removed from the circle of the struggle, through the treacherous Camp David Agreement. They are trying to draw other Arab countries into similar agreements and to bring them outside the circle of struggle.

The Islamic Resistance Movement calls on Arab and Islamic nations to take up the line of serious and persevering action to prevent the success of this horrendous plan, to warn the people of the danger eminating from leaving the circle of struggle against Zionism. Today it is Palestine, tomorrow it will be one country or another.

I focused on actual threats to the lives of Jewish people and to the nation of Israel. Although Jews often differentiate between Zionism and Judaism, the Hamas charter reference of Zionism or Zionist is referring to the nation of Israel.

If you read the ADL excerpts of the Hamas charter in its entire post you there is a great interest in Hamas hating the West. Civic organizations that Americans take for granted are viewed by Hamas as purveyors of immorality to corrupt Muslims:

The Zionist invasion is a vicious invasion. It does not refrain from resorting to all methods, using all evil and contemptible ways to achieve its end. It relies greatly in its infiltration and espionage operations on the secret organizations it gave rise to, such as the Freemasons, The Rotary and Lions clubs, and other sabotage groups. All these organizations, whether secret or open, work in the interest of Zionism and according to its instructions. They aim at undermining societies, destroying values, corrupting consciences, deteriorating character and annihilating Islam. It is behind the drug trade and alcoholism in all its kinds so as to facilitate its control and expansion. (Ibid.)

Just so I am clear, Hamas is a Jew-Hating and Western-hating (especially Americans and American Christians) organization committed to murdering people in their cause to steal the Jewish Homeland from Jewish people. I say steal because there has never been a nation of Muslim-Arabs that belonged to culture of Palestine. The term “Palestine” did not really exist as a location in modern history until after WWI when the European victors carved up the Arab portion of the defeated Ottoman Empire (present day Turkey). The British managed a League of Nations Mandate called Palestine which was specifically carved out for persecuted Jews to move back to the Land their ancestors were expelled from by Romans. In fact the majority of Arabs that live in the areas of Judea-Samaria and Gaza are descendants of Arabs that were migrant workers coming to work for Jews that had turned neglected land back into agriculturally producing land.

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) are essentially two separate entities. Hamas governs Gaza and the PA governs the Arab population of Judea-Samaria (aka the West Bank as termed by Jordan after its 1948 conquest of Jewish land). Essentially the PA is made up of the Arab League created Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The PLO was created by the Arab League with the specific purpose of giving Muslim Arab nations a reason to invade Israel to destroy it and kill Jews.

In the midst of all this hatred perpetrated by Arabs that call themselves Palestinians, the USA and the EU insist on turning Judea-Samaria and Gaza into a Palestinian State. The PA lies to the West about peaceful intentions while their schools and media teach Jew-Hatred constantly reinforce that someday there will be no Israel.

The Western media and especially the American media participate in abject failure in informing their public of the nefarious designs of the leadership of the Arabs that call themselves Palestinians. For instance has anyone heard during the Christmas season 2012 that the PA allowed Hamas to stage rallies celebrating their anniversary of existence. Part of that celebration is memorializing Islamic terrorists that committed homicide by via suicide explosions. These murderers are celebrated as heroic martyrs that they call shaheeds.

Hamas Rally Ramallah 12-2012

This despicable to be a party to setting up a sovereign nation that has only one purpose to exist; viz., destroy Israel and kill Jews.

JRH 12/31/12
Hamas held mass rallies throughout Judea and Samaria to mark the 25th anniversary of its founding.

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
Issued on: 18/12/2012


1. The Palestinian Authority recently allowed Hamas operatives in Judea and Samaria to hold mass public events to mark the 25th anniversary of the movement's founding. They were held in the main cities and on university campuses in Judea and Samaria, primarily in Nablus, Hebron, Qalqiliya and Tulkarm. Thousands of Palestinians participated, a clear demonstration of Hamas' power in Judea and Samaria after four years in which the Palestinian Authority forbade or limited public Hamas activities. The PA's security services oversaw the rallies and prevented them from turning into violent confrontations with the IDF.

2. The rallies emphasized Hamas' narrative of "victory" in Operation Pillar of Defense. Demonstrators carried models of rockets and listened to speeches given by Hamas activists in Judea and Samaria and from the Gaza Strip. The speeches, especially those by Hamas activists and operatives in the Gaza Strip, stressed the importance of the path of terrorism (jihad and the so-called "resistance") as the only way to restore the Palestinians' "full rights" (i.e., the destruction of the State of Israel). Senior Hamas figures called for strengthening the "resistance" in Judea and Samaria, claiming that all local, regional and international conditions were ripe for a third intifada, which would be "hard and decisive."[1]

3. Providing the unusual authorization for Hamas to hold mass rallies in Judea and Samaria is part of the PA's current policy of redefining the limits placed on its political rivals and promoting an atmosphere of reconciliation.[2] It is a trend which has continued for the past year and a half, especially since the reconciliation agreement (signed in May 2011) and the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal (October 2011). Since then Hamas has significantly increased its public presence in Judea and Samaria, especially on issues where a Palestinian consensus is perceived to exist (such as the struggle of the Palestinian terrorist operatives imprisoned in Israeli jails). At the same time the PA allows the Hamas media to operate, and they cover various events through the prism of Hamas, inciting the local populace to terrorism and goading Palestinians to revolt against Israel. The most prominent media with correspondents on the ground in Judea and Samaria are Al-Aqsa TV, which broadcasts from the Gaza Strip, and Al-Quds TV, which broadcasts from Beirut.

4. In our assessment the Palestinian Authority gave Hamas permission to hold mass rallies because it understood that given the atmosphere prevailing in the Arab world in general and on the Palestinian street in particular, it would be hard to prevent such rallies from being held. Therefore, the PA considered it best to allow the local residents let off steam under the supervision of the Palestinian Authority and its security services. In addition, permission may have been given as a signal to Israel and the international community as to the possible consequences of a political freeze and the need to strengthen the PA.

5. The mass participation of the Palestinian population in the rallies reflects, in our assessment, extensive support for Hamas in Judea and Samaria.[3] The support for Hamas and its accompanying incitement to terrorism are liable to contribute to an increase in violence in Judea and Samaria, even if the PA can be expected to prevent the situation from getting out of control. Violence in Judea and Samaria, so far limited to various types of "popular" activities (throwing stones and Molotov cocktails and attacking IDF soldiers), has risen since Operation Pillar of Defense, and especially since the upgrading of the PA's status in the UN.

Events Organized by Hamas to Mark the Anniversary of Its Founding


6. Hamas marked the 25th anniversary of its founding with a series of mass rallies and demonstrations throughout Judea and Samaria. The main rallies were held in the large cities, among them Nablus, Hebron, Ramallah, Qalqiliya and Tulkarm. They stressed the "victory" of the Palestinian "resistance" during Operation Pillar of Defense. The demonstrators carried models of Hamas-produced M75 rockets fired into central Israel which symbolized the "resistance" and "victory." Senior figures from Hamas and the other terrorist organizations participated in the rallies. Some of the speakers, especially Hamas activists from the Gaza Strip who spoke by telephone, praised of the right to "resistance" and jihad. The rallies were held under the supervision of the PA's security services, which prevented them from turning into confrontations with the IDF.

Events in Hebron

7. A mass rally was held in Hebron, attended by Aziz Dweik, Hamas activist and chairman of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), and representatives from the local Palestinian organizations. Ismail Haniya greeted the participants in a telephone conversation from the Gaza Strip. Aziz Dweik appealed to Mahmoud Abbas to end the internal Palestinian schism, to stop the so-called "political detentions" in Judea and Samaria and to release Hamas prisoners in PA jails (Safa News Agency, December 14, 2012). Palestinian police stationed at a distance followed the rally and prevented friction with IDF forces (Ajnad Facebook page, December 14, 2012).

Hamas Rally at the Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron

8. On December 18 Hamas held a rally at the Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) in Hebron. Hundreds of Hamas-flag waving students participated. They held a military display in which they wore uniforms and carried models of rockets. Aziz Dweik, Hamas chairman of the PLC, attended, as did other Hamas Council member, representatives of the university administration, and members of the families of Palestinian terrorist operatives who had been imprisoned or killed.

9. Aziz Dweik gave a speech in which he blessed the "shaheeds" who were PPU graduates, saying that "the path of Hamas is the path of the victory of the truth over the lie, the victory of the resistance over the occupation and its collaborators." Fawzi Barhoum, Hamas spokesman in the Gaza Strip, gave a speech by telephone in which he said that "Hamas has written the path to liberation in blood and resistance, and from the beginning of the operation [Operation Pillar of Defense] had ensured victory" (Filastin al-'Aan, December 18, 2012).

Events in Nablus

10. On December 13 a mass rally was held in the center of Nablus. After the afternoon prayer at the Al-Nasr mosque, participants gathered in Al-Shuhadaa Square in the center of the city, where the rally was held. It was attended by representatives from the PLC, the governor of the Nablus district and other prominent public figures (Safa News Agency, December 13, 2012). Among the participants was Amin Maqboul, secretary of Fatah's Revolutionary Council.

11. A telephone-transmitted speech was made by Husam Badran, a terrorist operative who had been released from jail and deported to the Gaza Strip. He said that "resistance" [i.e., terrorism and violence] was the only way to restore the rights of the Palestinian people and the only way to achieve national unity. Amin Maqboul also spoke, praising Hamas and the "hands which brought victory in Operation Pillar of Defense" (Safa News Agency, December 13, 2012).

12. According to Adnan al-Dhmeiri, spokesman for the security services of the Palestinian Authority, the district government had authorized Hamas to hold the rally. He claimed the reason was the "positive atmosphere and victory of all the organizations over Israeli aggression in Gaza and Mahmoud Abbas' achievement in the UN" (Ma'an News Agency, December 10, 2012).


13. The rally in Tulkarm took place on December 14. Demonstrators waved Hamas and Palestinian flags and chanted slogans in favor of "resistance." A speech was given by Hassan Khraisheh, Hamas-affiliated deputy speaker of the PLC. He said that the Palestinian people wanted to unite under the banner of the resistance (Ajnad News, December 14, 2012).


14. The rally in Qalqiliya was held on December 15. Demonstrators chanted slogans in support of Hamas and its military-terrorist wing in light of Operation Pillar of Defense, and called for national Palestinian unity. A speech was given by Nasser Abd al-Jawad, a Hamas-faction member of the PLC, in which he said that Hamas' presence in Judea and Samaria was alive and well despite the difficulties it had encountered in recent years. Speaking via telephone, Sheikh Talal al-Baz, a Hamas terrorist operative released from an Israeli jail and today living in Qatar, stressed Hamas' adherence to the idea of jihad and "resistance" [i.e., terrorism] until the so-called "liberation" of Palestine ( website, December 15, 2012).

Hamas Exhibition at Beir Zeit University

15. On December 10, before the rallies were held, the Islamic block at Beir Zeit University marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas with a series of events. Students marched across the campus holding Hamas flags and signs in support of Hamas, as well as models of rockets and pictures of senior Hamas figures and prisoners. After the march a rally was held with the theme "the path to victory." It was attended by family members of Palestinians who had been killed, prisoners who had been released and Hamas-faction members of the PLC, among them Jamal al Tawil, Ahmed Attoun and Muhammad Abu Tir. Hama arch-terrorist Yahya Ayash's mother spoke at the rally, as did the mother of suicide bomber Ihab Abu Salim (Paltoday and Safa News Agency, December 10, 2012).

16. There was also an exhibition on campus to celebrate Hamas’ so-called “victory” in Operation Pillar of Defense. It was held at the entrance to the department of literature and featured pictures and models of M75 rockets (medium-range rockets manufactured in the Gaza Strip with Iranian technology). There were pictures of Ahmed al-Jaabari and other terrorist operatives who had been killed during the operation. The entrance to the exhibition was carpeted with a large Israeli flag for visitors to walk on (Safa News Agency and Filastin al-'Aan, December 4 and 5, 2012).


[1] For example, Yusuf Rizqa, Ismail Haniya's political advisor, has said that third intifada against the [Israeli] "occupation" in the West Bank was very close ( website, December 15, 2012). Saleh al-Arouri, a member of Hamas' political bureau, said that after the "victory" in the Gaza Strip the "resistance" in the West Bank had to be strengthened, construction in the settlements had to be ended and Israel had to be stopped (Al-Aqsa TV, December 13, 2012).

[2] The trend has been manifested by the PA's allowing hostile organizations and groups, such as the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Hamas student faction and the Liberation Party (Harb al-Tahrir) to hold rallies.

[3] One indication of sympathy for Hamas in Judea and Samaria is the outcome of a public opinion poll taken by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research directed by Khalil Shqaqi. The survey was conducted between December 13 and 15, 2012, and its results indicated increasing public support for Ismail Haniya and diminishing support for Mahmoud Abbas. According to the survey, if elections for the presidency were held in the Palestinian Authority today, 48% would vote for Ismail Haniya, as opposed to 45% for Mahmoud Abbas.
And the USA & EU Support Palestinian State?
John R. Houk
© December 31, 2012
Hamas held mass rallies throughout Judea and Samaria to mark the 25th anniversary of its founding.

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