Here's a video of Hamas commentary before the recent Gaza war. Since it's based on material before the war, they are not reacting to the retaliation. Instead, they are more "forward-looking"...
This last video can be summarized in one picture:
Is this just rhetoric? Well, let's look at their Hamas charter (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hamas.asp):
- From the Preamble: "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."
- From Article 7: "The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem)."
- From Article 13: "Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement." and "There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."
- From Article 15: "The day that enemies usurp part of Moslem land, Jihad becomes the individual duty of every Moslem." and "The bond of one day for the sake of Allah is better than the world and whatever there is on it. The place of one's whip in Paradise is far better than the world and whatever there is on it. A worshipper's going and coming in the service of Allah is better than the world and whatever there is on it." (As related by al-Bukhari, Moslem, al-Tarmdhi and Ibn Maja).
"I swear by the holder of Mohammed's soul that I would like to invade and be killed for the sake of Allah, then invade and be killed, and then invade again and be killed." (As related by al-Bukhari and Moslem)."
HUDNAS (temporary cease-fires)
Let's examine the words in Article 13 about peaceful solutions being in contradiction to the movement and how any such initiatives are a "waste of time." For newcomers to Islam, this philosophy does not contradict the numerous ceasefires or hudnas as explained by Umdat as-Salik, a medieval summary of Shafi'i jurisprudence:
Hudnas with a non-Muslim enemy should be limited to 10 years: "if Muslims are weak, a truce may be made for ten years if necessary, for the Prophet made a truce with the Quraysh for that long, as is related by Abu Dawud" ('Umdat as-Salik, o9.16).So you see a "hudna" is completely different to a true peaceful solution. In 2004, Hamas was very clear, again, in their own words (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudna),
In January 2004, senior Hamas leader Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi offered a 10-year hudna in return for complete withdrawal from all territories captured in the Six Day War, and the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. Rantissi said the hudna was limited to ten years and represented a decision by the movement because it was "difficult to liberate all our land at this stage; the hudna would however not signal a recognition of the state of Israel."Note the "ten years." Also, as recently as June 2008, you can hear the same point being made.
When asked if he could envision a 50-year hudna (cease-fire) with Israel, Hamas leader Nizar Rayyan responded, "The only reason to have a hudna is to prepare yourself for the final battle. We don't need 50 years to prepare ourselves for the final battle with Israel. Israel is an impossibility. It is an offense against God."Remember, that the June 2008 hudna is the hudna that directly preceded Operation Cast Lead. The hudna was also violated by Hamas and an extension was rejected by Hamas. It was the violation, extension rejection, and violence escalation that caused Israeli retaliation.
What does Hamas say to it's children? Let's go to the videotape...
Is it just the tv? No, it gets worse. It starts in the schools. Yes, the UNRWA schools funded by tax dollars. Let's take a look what Palestinian children are being taught:
“...Oh you who are Jews ...long for death if you are truthful... for the death from which you flee, that will surely overtake you ...” and “Those [Jews] who were charged with the Torah, but did not observe it, are like a donkey carrying books...” [Reading the Koran, grade 6. p.20, 23, 78].TAQQIYAH (lies as a means to an end)
“One must beware of the Jews, for they are treacherous and disloyal.”
[Islamic Education for Ninth Grade p. 79, these and below from CMIP report]
“I learn from this lesson: I believe that the Jews are the enemies of the Prophets and the believers.”[Islamic Education, Part Two, for Fourth Grade p. 67]
“Remember: “The final and inevitable result will be the victory of the Muslims over the Jews.” [Our Arabic Language for Fifth Grade p. 67]
“The clearest examples of racist belief and racial discrimination in the world are Nazism and Zionism. “ [The New History of the Arabs and the World, P. 123]
While any civilian deaths are a tragedy, it nonetheless says quite a bit when lies and disinformation are used by Hamas at such a great scale. Contrast Hamas with the IDF and their fact-based Youtube site. When comparing Hamas and Israel, the above cartoon keeps coming back as one of those pictures that says a thousand words. I'll hold off in this post from a heavy analysis, and stick to Hamas's own words.
With Muhammad's endorsement of lying as a means to an end, it's no wonder that there is so much doublespeak when Hamas members speak to the press. In this video, you'll see the BBC interviewer struggling to understand the answers as he points out contradictions (and, btw, it should be noted that this is the same BBC who conducted an investigation into its own anti-Israel bias and then spent an estimated £200,000 in an effort to withhold the report - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Balen_Report):
There are three parts, so watch all three if you can stomach the bull.
There's more. In the Hamas effort at disinformation, Hamas got France 2 to participate in it's second case of blood libel against Israel. In this second, sickening case, Hamas redistributed video from 2005 that showed horrible civilian deaths in Gaza during a Hamas celebration. Without regard for the value of civilian lives, Hamas brought live ordinance to the rally. When that live ordinance exploded, many people died or were injured. Since Fatah thwarted Hamas's 2005 attempt to blame the Israelis for their own violence, they saved the tape and reused it in 2009 thanks to the ever-cooperative France 2:
One more example of Taqqiyah and I'll stop. In this next case, they have made the same BBC as well as CNN complicit. This video at Liveleak, takes a detailed examination of Hamas's propaganda from a medical perspective:
Additional military analysis will tell you that Israeli drones to not fire missiles that target children and leave such little damage (clothes even hanging on the line). Also, note the contradictions in the story from this report(http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/01/08/hamas.boy/index.html) that says, "Just a short time earlier, Mashharawi had been filming other, less personal images of the war-- scenes like incoming missiles and the damage they do. Then, he got a phone call." and this report (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7819819.stm) which says "Ashraf rushed upstairs and took the boys to hospital, but it was hopeless. They were buried the same day." So was he out filming or at home? Also, you'll notice that the CNN report talks about being "hit by a rocket" while the BBC report talks about " two small rockets" - is it one rocket or two. Finally, the key actor here is Mads Gilbert, noted anti-Israel Norwegian who supported the 9-11 attacks. There's more, but I think it's now obvious that this is staged Pallywood...Taqqiyah.
As many other bloggers have noted, the pro-Hamas protests have been filled with violence, anti-Jewish invectives[a women screams "go back to the ovens"] and, of course, anti-Jewish violence. They have attacked the police in London, NY and LA, partnered with white supremists, praised Hitler, and attacked Jewish communities. Zombietime has a great compilation of the whole thing. Here's one from Denmark and translations (http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024366.php):
Alla-hu Akbar, Alla-hu Akbar
Hitler! Heil Hitler! Hitler! Hitler! Hitler! …
We must just kill all those Jews, man! Then we'd be rid of them, man!
All Jews, man, they will never be loved, never loved.
We are prepared for everything! Prepared for everything! It is you [shouting].
[Interrupting] Give us some Jews!
Now listen up. Now you go home, treading [??] where you want. If you meet some Jews.
[Interrupting] We fuck them, man!
Tell them how many they've killed.
Tell them how all Arabs from Copenhagen, how all Arabs from [??], how all Arabs from Hitler, how their punishment will be, for the blood of the Palestinians.
[Assorted shouting, including:] Fucking Jews, man!
Death to Israel.
Kill the Jews.
Israel under my foot, Palestine in my blood!
Muhammad Rasul Allah! [Muhammad prophet of Allah!]
Down, down Israel! Down, down Israel!
Down, down USA! Down, down USA!
Viva, viva Palestine! Viva, viva Palestine!
[The banner reads:] Is this defense?
Viva, viva Palestine! Viva, viva Palestine!
Give us some Jews! Give us some Jews! [Explosion heard]
Israel under my foot, Palestine in my blood! Israel under my foot, Palestine in my blood!
[Arabic – probably a Khaybar reference]
Khaybar is a Jewish village that Muhammad and his followers destroyed, massacring inhabitants.
Here's one more video showing Hamas supporters violently attacking the Israeli Embassy. Note the almost useless Dhimmi police.
Finally, here's some leaflets distributed at Copenhagen’s Rådhusplads Wednesday by a nervous man, about 25 years old, who hastily disappeared.
You won't see that reported by the MSM.
Let me end with some words that are not from Hamas, but may help to end on a lighter note. The irony is that the fake news sounds more truthful than what France 2, CNN and BBC publish.
According to Al Jazeera (http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/01/200911591418168902.html), Mahmoud Khalil Al-Mashharawi of the CNN video died on Jan 1, well before the Jan 7 date claimed by the CNN/BBC video. (information found by Vilhjalmur Örn Vilhjalmsson of Denmark and translated by Augean Stables).