Shot for “Smiling in Public”
Hamas is currently conducting arrests, massacres, and brutal tortures of thousands of Palestinian Arabs for “crimes” such as “smiling in public.”
Think anyone will protest against this bloodbath?
I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Arabs can kill millions of Arabs (such as during the Iran-Iraq War of 1982) and few, outside their families, will shed a tear.
The UN will say nothing.
European Governments will ignore the conflict.
Human rights groups will mute their criticisms.
Leftists will turn their attention to other things.
While Iran intends to resupply Hamas with weapons designed to terrorize millions of Israelis in Tel Aviv and throughout Israel — and Hamas renews its dedication to torturing its fellow Arabs and murdering all Israelis (“Do what you like, but manufacturing holy weapons is our goal,” masked spokesman Abu Obaida said at a Gaza press conference on Monday.) — Israel should be proud that its operation, for the first time in years, has managed to force Hamas to surrender and stop rocketing thousands of bombs into Israel. At least for now. Even though Hamas’ leadership in Iran and Syria ordered Hamas “militants” in Gaza to keep fighting, the local terrorists stopped, because they understood that further fighting would lead to further deadly reprisals.
And Hamas has now turned its murderous attention, at least for the moment, away from Israeli civilians and towards Palestinian Arab civilians. Does anyone care?
It appears that almost two-thirds of those killed in the Gaza conflict by Israel were Hamas or other “militants belonging to various armed factions and militias,” (We’ll see if these figures hold up in months ahead.), while virtually all those killed by Hamas are civilians. Meanwhile, we should all mourn the loss of the hundreds of civilians killed by both sides, both those killed by Hamas and those accidentally killed by Israel as it fought its war against Hamas.
Israel is right to investigate its use of white phosporus, which, thus far, has not been proven to have been used inappropriately or contrary to international law. If it happened, I would those that did so should be punished. If it did not happen, I would hope (but definitely not expect) the groups who have falsely accused Israel to apologize.
All should recognize that the key to the survival of Gaza Arab civilians lies in a worldwide determination to make sure that Iran’s rearmament of Hamas fails. Because if Iran/Hamas rockets more and longer-range bombs into Israel (including Tel Aviv), it is Gaza that will suffer again. And if the UN, European Governments, and other severe critics of Israel actually cared about Gaza’s Palestinian Arabs– which they claim to — they would support doing everything possible to stop the Iran/Hamas rearmament.
Meanwhile, more Palestinian Arabs than those killed by Israel are being arrested and tortured right now — eyes popped out of their skulls, shot in the kneecaps and murdered — by Hamas.
Does anyone care? Anyone? C’mon United Nations and Europe. All I hear is birds chirping. Does anyone care about Palestinians being murdered and tortured NOW by Hamas?
I thought not. Just asking.
But I say to these “critics”: remember your cynicism, your lack of protest, your failure to condemn Hamas, and your general apathy about all the Palestinian Arabs being tortured and murdered right NOW. Because I will remember it the next time these “critics” claim they give a damn about the Palestinian People. Or Israel for that matter.
Because if these “critics” cared — and weren’t just interested in blaming Israel — there would be protests and marches and UN condemnations right NOW against Hamas.