Skip to comments.Op-Ed: The Poor, Wretched Muslims of Gaza
Posted on 02/27/2013 2:43:41 PM PST by Eleutheria5
The people of Gaza live their lives in constant fear. Fear is what motivates their every action, their every choice in life.
On one side they face the formidable might of Israel, whom they see as the enemy. Within, they face the unrelenting, barbaric control of Hamas and their leadership who consider them expendable.
Whom do they fear more? Is it the Israeli reprisals or the Hamas chokehold?
There is no contest here! Hamas is much more threatening to the man in the Gazan street than Israel is.
Hamas is a constant threat to every Gazan individual. One false move, one wrong turn and he pays with his life. Israel, on the other hand, may be formidable, but is seldom heard from and even less often seen in the Gazan street.
So, when Hamas arrives with rocket launchers to position and caches of bombs to store in an apartment building, hospital, school or mosque, the owner, director, principal or Imam knows full well that with so much as a single word of opposition, he will immediately face the barrel of a gun.
From Israel, there is little to fear. Israel will not target an apartment, a hospital, a school or a mosque. Hamas presents a clear and present danger, Israel a remote, uncertain one.
Hamas is hard, Israel is soft. Israel talks a lot, makes a lot of threats and generally backs down. Hamas fires first.
The Gazan seems to have no choice; he must back Hamas or die.
The only solution for Israel is to foment a revolution within Gaza, but how?
Targeted executions of Hamas operatives wont do it, thats evident. Its been tried over and over again. Then, what?
The Gazan must learn to fear Israel more than Hamas. Thats the answer.
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They do that, you know. Offered them something of the equivalent of food stamps, free disposable didies, and government cheese, and the rubes fell for it. Sound like any other countries we know?
Gee, what a shame that they ELECTED hamas by a LANDSLIDE election, after Israel completely withdrew from Gaza. At least in the US, the race was close. But either way, we deserve the government we got, and they deserve the government they got!
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