Skip to comments.Voices of Palestine: Fathi Hamad
Posted on 12/15/2011 2:06:22 PM PST by bayouranger
n its long quest to annihilate the state of Israel and all of its Jewish inhabitants, the Palestinian Islamic terror group Hamas has killed and maimed thousands of Israeli men, women and children through suicide and other terrorist attacks. In the process, Hamas has demonstrated an acute disregard for innocent human life.
Hamass contempt for basic human rights has not been confined to just Jews, but extends to even its own, best evidenced by the organizations use of Palestinian children and women as both suicide bombers and human shields.
While most may find Hamass penchant for death over life morally repugnant, it has found a staunch champion in Fathi Hamad, Interior Minister for the Hamas-controlled Gaza government since 2009.
As Interior Minister, Hamad has described his role as one in which he directs Hamass terrorist policy, saying, We routinely meet and coordinate with the commanders of all the factions of the resistance in Gaza to protect them and make it easier for them to carry out every aspect of their jihadist missions.
In addition to being an Islamist terror facilitator, Hamads professional resume also includes being head of the Hamas Public Affairs Department, Network Director of Hamas-controlled Al Aqsa TV; and a former member the Palestinian Legislative Council.
Apart from his professional work, Hamads charitable work includes being head of the Gaza charity Waad, which in November 2009 offered a $1.4 million bounty to any Arabs living in Israel who kidnapped an Israeli soldier.
Given his political and professional background, Hamad has used his role as Hamas jack-of-all-trades to spread the terrorist organizations message of violence and death in the pursuit of killing Jews in the name of Allah.
For example, when Al Aqsa TV was launched in 2006 Hamad said the television stations mission was to establish Islamic culture and an ideological, scientific and political vision that is in tandem with the spirit of Islam, and to spread information about important issues.
So, in the spirit of Islam, Hamad began to produce childrens programs that promoted terrorist activity and hatred of Jews and Israelis; shows such as Tomorrows Pioneers and Brilliant Children.
Tomorrows Pioneers featured a Hamas version of Mickey Mouse, a giant black-and-white rodent named Farfour who entertained children with songs whose lyrics would include:
Oh Jerusalem, it is the time of death We will return the Islamic community to its former greatness, and liberate Jerusalem and liberate all the countries of the Muslims invaded by the murderers. You and I are laying the foundation for a world led by Islamists.
In Brilliant Children one episode showed a puppet of a Palestinian child stabbing a puppet of President George W. Bush in revenge for the deaths of his father in Iraq, his mother in Lebanon and his brothers and sisters by the Zionist criminals in the Gaza holocaust.
When confronted by critics who wanted the shows pulled off the air, Hamad responded:
The vicious [campaign] that is being waged by the enemies, and especially the Zionist enemy and the American imperialism, is not new. It comes in the framework of the vicious campaign against our Palestinian people, as an addition to the siege placed on our people. Therefore, we are not surprised by this. They want the Palestinian people to renounce its Islamic religion and belief. In response, we say that whenever our Palestinian people resorted to its religion, Allah supported it. Therefore, we will not renounce our faith and our belief, and we will move forward for the sake of Allah. We are holding to this religion because it is the secret of our victory.
Hamad then revealed the secret of Islams power in a February 2008 speech in which he discussed the utility of using children, women and the elderly as human fortifications:
For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel, and so do all the people living on this land. The elderly excel at this, and so do the mujahedeen and the children. This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahedeen, in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine. It is as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: We desire death like you desire life.
It should be noted that not everyone has been as desirous of death as Hamad claimed, given the number of videos taken during the 2008-2009 Gaza war that saw Palestinian children being dragged kicking and screaming by armed Hamas militants to stand in front of buildings targeted by IDF forces.
Of course, while Hamad may treat other childrens lives with caviler disdain, he does draw the line when it comes to the treatment of his own children.
Specifically, in April 2010, the three-year-old daughter of one of Hamads four wives was granted permission by the Israeli government to travel to Jordan to receive emergency medical treatment after initially receiving medical treatment at an Israeli hospital in the city of Ashkelon.
Hamad was quick to repay that humanitarian gesture offered by the Israelis in a December 2010 interview he gave on Al Aqsa TV in which he said:
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 world has begun to be aware of this corrupting danger, and to applaud Hamas. 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 [other] 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.
Yet, despite it all, Hamad continues to publicly maintain that Hamas is an enlightened, moderate Islamic movement, which if correct, makes one shudder to think what a more barbaric version of Islam would actually look like.
Farfour always talked about killing Juice but the Juice killed him.
Fathi Hamad, Interior Minister for the Hamas-controlled Gaza government since 2009