My favorite line from this story is this one, “It was the first time Hamas has stated that Arafat, who like his successor was championed by the American government as Israel’s ‘peace partner,’ gave instructions to Hamas to break two years of relative quiet and launch what evolved into a decade of suicide bombings and deadly rocket attacks.”
A very true, albeit subtle, commentary upon the character of Arafat and his murderous successor, Abbas.
If the world could just get past its hatred of Jews, they would soon realize that it isn’t Israel that is an “obstacle to peace.” Every time Israel gives even a little bit, it increases the violence and murder. We were right to be suspicious of Arafat then and we are right to be suspicious of Abbas now.
Israel wants peace more than anyone, but we know that peace is impossible with the likes of Abbas. Abbas is a terrorist, like Arafat—why do you think Arafat liked him and promoted him?
Israel has more to gain from peace than it does from war, but Abbas has more to gain from war than he does from Peace.
With peace, Israel could direct their attention and their money toward advancing medicine, technology, and tourism in Israel—which would help everyone in the country—Jews, Christians, and Arabs. Our economy would grow by leaps and bounds.
With peace, Abbas stops being the darling of all of the Jew-Haters in the world—the Arab league, most of Europe, and Iran. Right now, in their “resistance,” (which we were right, again, to translate as “war of terror”) brings in millions of dollars every week to the coffers of Abbas and his buddies in Fatah and Hamas. They don’t have to build anything but a threat to Israel in order to be financed, and one murder of an Israeli or a kidnapping can bring in millions upon millions of dollars and continuing celebrity.
The only winners in this fake “peace process” is the American administration, who can appear to be trying to do something towards the leftist dream of “peace.”
Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble, but there won’t be any “peace” as long as the arabs known as “palestinians” are training their children, every day, to hate Jews. There won’t be any “peace” as long as the “palestinians” are taking money to fight Jews. There won’t be any “peace” if the international community keeps demanding that Israel back down and rewards those “palestinians” for their bad behavior and terrorism.
Peace cannot be negotiated with those who profit from war. Let Israel defend herself and fight back against those who threaten her. Let Israel make peace the only way peace can be achieved—through strength.
Hamas Reveals that Arafat Gave Green Light for 2000 War
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Yasser Arafat, predecessor to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas as head of Fatah, gave the green light to Hamas for the so-called “Second Intifada,” actually a terror war of unprecedented magnitude that began in 2000, the terrorist organization admitted.
Mahmoud al-Zahar, Hamas foreign policy advisor and perhaps its most senior member after de facto Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, made the revelation during a special meeting in Gaza marking the 10th anniversary of what also is known sarcastically as the Oslo War in an allusion to the Oslo Peace Accords that preceded it. Over a thousand Israeli civilians were murdered, including many defenseless,unsuspecting elderly people, women and children, in the ensuing terrorist tidal wave.
It was the first time Hamas has stated that Arafat, who like his successor was championed by the American government as Israel’s “peace partner,” gave instructions to Hamas to break two years of relative quiet and launch what evolved into a decade of suicide bombings and deadly rocket attacks.
Haniyeh also spoke at the meeting, but foreign news services reported only his praise of the intifada while totally omitting any reference to al-Zahar’s statement on Arafat’s coalition with Hamas terrorists.
Haniyeh lauded the Arab violence, known by the code word ”resistance," and said that one of its achievements was the expulsion of Jews and the withdrawal of all IDF forces from Gaza five years ago. "The intifada restored the dignity of the Palestinian people and brought them closer to victory and liberation," he said during a special meeting of his government.
"Our people will not hand over their weapons nor stop the resistance because it is our legitimate right as long as there is an occupation," he added.
Haniyeh’s speech coincides with reports from Arab media that Fatah and Hamas are close to breaching the gaps that broke up their unity government three years ago when Hamas terror forces overpowered their Fatah counterparts in Gaza.
Islamic Jihad boasted of its part in the Oslo War, claiming it has fired 3,205 rockets and mortar shells at Israeli civilians and soldiers and has carried out 126 suicide attacks or attempts, including suicide bombings.