Skip to comments.EU calls for disarmament of terrorist groups in Gaza
Posted on 07/22/2014 12:25:52 PM PDT by SJackson
The European Union on Tuesday called upon terrorist groups in Gaza to disarm, and to end and renounce violence.
The official statement read:
"The EU strongly condemns the indiscriminate firing of rockets into Israel by Hamas and militant groups in the Gaza Strip, directly harming civilians. These are criminal and unjustifiable acts. The EU calls on Hamas to immediately put an end to these acts and to renounce violence. All terrorist groups in Gaza must disarm. The EU strongly condemns calls on the civilian population of Gaza to provide themselves as human shields."
This must be a mistake because it sounds like the EU is getting its head out of its @$$... and that can’t be right.
The US hasn't called for disarming Hamas. In fact we want Israel to stop.
They're not very popular.
Pew Research Center
Spring 2014 survey
July 1, 2014 Release Date
Methodological notes: Survey results are based on national samples.
Q15n Please tell me if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable opinion of Hamas
Turkey Favorable 8 Unfavorable 80 DK/Refused 12
Egypt Favorable 38 Unfavorable 61 DK/Refused 1
Jordan Favorable 39 Unfavorable 61 DK/Refused 1
Lebanon Favorable 32 Unfavorable 65 DK/Refused 2
Palest. ter. Favorable 35 Unfavorable 53 DK/Refused 12
Tunisia Favorable 37 Unfavorable 42 DK/Refused 21
Israel Favorable 4 Unfavorable 95 DK/Refused 1
Bangladesh Favorable 29 Unfavorable 56 DK/Refused 15
Indonesia Favorable 21 Unfavorable 44 DK/Refused 36
Malaysia Favorable 28 Unfavorable 22 DK/Refused 50
Pakistan Favorable 8 Unfavorable 12 DK/Refused 79
Nigeria Favorable 19 Unfavorable 22 DK/Refused 49
Senegal Favorable 14 Unfavorable 48 DK/Refused 38
It certainly appears that Hamas is losing the PR battle.
An additional post ...
EU calls on Hamas to disarm, condemns use of civilians as shields [Israel]
Jerusalem hails European condemnation of Hamas violence; EU condemns rocket fire, calls for renunciation of violence. Israel received a strong back-wind from an unlikely source on Tuesday, when the EU issued a statement strongly denouncing Hamas and condemning their use of civilians as human shields.
The EU’s foreign ministers, following a monthly meeting in Brussels, issued a statement on the Middle East condemning the indiscriminate firing of rockets into Israel by Hamas and militant groups in the Gaza Strip, directly harming civilians. These are criminal and unjustifiable acts.
The statement also called on Hamas to immediately put an end to its rocket attacks, and to renounce violence. All terrorist groups in Gaza must disarm. The EU strongly condemns calls on the civilian population of Gaza to provide themselves as human shields.
I think it’s also the excellent handling of the situation by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
I could imagine:
United States Favorable 20 Unfavorable 20 DK/No Clue/Don’t Give a Sh*t 60
Except in the US State Department.
About as effective as “this incursion into Czechoslovakia will not stand!” was.
Good luck with that..
Having rioting mobs of koranimals shouting death to the Jews in Paris and Jews are pings in Berlin might actually have some impact on what passes for thinking in the EU. A muzzie car bomb which erases Catherine Ashton’s stupid ass would also help. Thanks SJackson.