Skip to comments.Ninth Lesson From the Gaza War: Hamas Will Use Humanitarian Aid for Evil
Posted on 07/24/2014 10:58:18 AM PDT by SJackson
It required 800 tons of concrete to build the terror tunnel that almost resulted in a massacre of Israelis on a kibbutz near the Gaza border last week, the Washington Post reports.
Where did all that concrete come from? And how is it related to the $47-million in humanitarian aid that Secretary of State John Kerry now wants to give to Hamas?
Most countries prohibit the export of seemingly innocent products that could in fact be used for military or terroristic purposes. Rogue regimes such as Iran and North Korea routinely exploit such dual use items, importing them under the guise of peaceful civilian purposes, and then putting them to use in the production of nuclear or chemical weapons.
In the case of Israel and Gaza, concrete is a classic dual-use item. The Hamas regime and pro-Palestinian groups around the world for years have been demanding that Israel permit Gaza to import concrete and other construction materials. How else will people be able to build houses? they ask. Surely Israel and its supporters are not so insensitive that they would want innocent Palestinians to be homeless? And what about the children?
As long ago as 2010, the Obama Administration began pressuring Israel to ease up on its blockade of such imports to Gaza. Vice President Joe Biden told interviewer Charlie Rose, on Bloomberg TV: We have put as much pressure and as much cajoling on Israel as we can to allow them to get building materials into Gaza.
The international pressure on Israel intensified until finally, last September, the Israeli government buckled. The New York Times reported on September 17 that Israel had agreed to allow building materials meant for private projects into the Gaza Strip for the first time in six years Gaza has been struggling with a shortage of building materials [An] Israeli official said that 350 trucks of cement, steel and concrete would cross into Gaza weekly.
There are, of course, other dangerous items that Israel continues to prevent from reaching Gaza. For example, the reason Hamas rockets usually miss their target is that they dont have the technology necessary to aim them directly at their favorite targets, such as kindergartens, synagogues, and hospitals. Fortunately, the Israelis have not yet relaxed their blockade to permit the entry of such technology
But thanks to all that pressure from the Obama Administration and the United Nations, Gaza has been receiving plenty of concrete for humanitarian purposes. And now we can see why Hamas was so anxious to get those building materials in order to build its vast network of underground terror tunnels so it could murder Israelis more easily.
This week, Secretary Kerry returned to the Middle East, with a $47-million check for Gaza. Its for humanitarian purposes, he says. After all, havent we all seen those heart-rending photos of Palestinians whose homes have been damaged in the fighting? Who could be so cruel as to deny humanitarian aid?
But the problem is that so long as Hamas rules Gaza, it will use all humanitarian aid for its terrorist purposes. Almost anything sent to Gaza can have a dual use. Even if it cant be put directly to use in furthering terrorism, it can be used to help the terrorists in one way or another. Gasoline can power an electric generator or a getaway car. Food can feed innocent civilians or sustain terrorists in some hideout. Concrete can build a house or a terror tunnel.
The ninth lesson from the Gaza war: Giving humanitarian aid and dual use items to Hamas will never bring peace to Gaza. Only defeating and disarming Hamas will.
It required 800 tons of concrete to build the terror tunnel that almost resulted in a massacre of Israelis on a kibbutz near the Gaza border last week, the Washington Post reports. Where did all that concrete come from? And how is it related to the $47-million in humanitarian aid that Secretary of State John Kerry now wants to give to Hamas?
Vice President Joe Biden (in 2010) told interviewer Charlie Rose, on Bloomberg TV: We have put as much pressure and as much cajoling on Israel as we can to allow them to get building materials into Gaza.
Plenty of shovel ready projects in Gaza
Obama and his Jew hating cronies are salivating at the chance to send their BFF Hamas more money so they could get more rockets and build more tunnels
Not one more damned dime !
...Hamas builds tunnels and rockets to kidnap and kill Jews, has a charter that calls for the killing of all Jews wherever they live
Hamas will use anything for the war. They believe in tgheir cause and that they are fighting for Allah—Their ONLY goal is Victory and killing all Jews. they will lie, cheat, steal, murder, see their children dead, to reach this goal. They believe such tactics will win the day for them. They must be completely defeated—If Isreal is unable to do this—they are doomed to suffer the fate of the Crusader Kingdoms in the Holy Land. The funny thing is—if Hamas wins it will be a bloodbath-—But when the IS takes over—they will slaughter Hamas! The cycle will continue. If Israel doesn’t want to wade in blood—they will loose.
Israel will win the war but Hamas has already won the PR battle..they have the media and the UN on their side(The UN has always been Anti Israel, before Obama they hated Israel and after Obama they will still hate Israel)..just yesterday Hamas released a picture of a dead family and said that Israel killed them..guess what, this family was the Fogul family, murdered by Hamas years ago..but Hamas knows that people are morons and will believe anything they post..the post images of Syrian children and say that they are Palestinian children..they know that the anti Israel crowd will believe anything they show