My Message to the Arabs Living in Gaza

My Message to the Arabs Living in Gaza

© David Burton 2014

Rocket Launched from Gaza City

     So far (Sunday, 13 July 2014), Palestinian officials say that as many as 160 people have been killed as the result of Israeli air strikes and artillery fire on Hamas rocket launch sites and other strategic targets in the Gaza Strip. That number has now risen considerably. (Ref. 1)

     Israeli retaliatory strikes continue, Israel troops have entered Gaza fighting now is taking place on the ground there, and the Palestinian death toll is rising. So the following questions arise: What are the real facts concerning the fighting in Gaza? Who is to blame for this most recent outbreak of fighting? and, How can all the bloodshed in in Gaza and Israel be ended once and for all?

The Facts, and Not the Lies, Misrepresentations, and Propaganda

     Hamas and Hezbollah rockets are not fired at military targets. They are unguided and are broadly directed against any and all civilians in Israel. In many cases, Israeli civilians have as little as 15 seconds to seek shelter from incoming rockets. In contrast, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) target only military targets and terrorists. And yes, innocent Palestinian civilians get killed and injured. This is so mainly because these Arab terrorists use civilians as human shields and hide in hospitals, mosques, schools and other public buildings from which they launch their rockets, store their weapons or try to hide from Israeli counterattacks. As far as the Hamas rulers of Gaza or the false friends of Gaza’s people are concerned, if innocent Palestinians in Gaza are accidentally killed or injured when Israel strikes back, so much the better. Hamas and their supporters can then shed crocodile tears and beg for sympathy from the anti-Semites and bleeding hearts of the world..

     While rockets from Gaza are fired against Israeli civilian targets with no warning, Israel has taken a number of unprecedented steps to try and minimize civilian casualties in Gaza. The Israeli army has issued advance warnings to the residents in northern Gaza to leave their homes "for their own safety."

     “When Israel and Palestinian groups fight, Palestinians are far more likely to die than Israelis are. . . . part of the reason for this is that Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups often store their weapons in areas where civilians live, forcing {Israel} to target these areas [emphasis mine]. In a bid to limit harm to civilians and perhaps deflect criticism, Israel has been dropping leaflets and placing phone calls, telling Palestinians to leave the northern part of the Gaza strip where the majority of their targets are. When a specific building is due to be targeted, Israel may call an occupant, or fire a small missile at the building. That's the final warning: Get out now, or you will die.
     “The Israel Defense Force (IDF) is open about this tactic. It recently released {a} video which includes a transcript of a phone call and a video of a ‘knock on the roof’. In the video, the Arab occupant of a house in Gaza received both.” (Ref. 2) There is no equivalent ‘knock on the roof’ warning from Hamas or Hezbollah given to civilians in Israel. Their objective is to maximize civilian casualties, irrespective of whether these casualties are Israeli Jews, Arabs, Christians, Druze, or non-Israelis. In addition, these Arab terrorists deliberately use Palestinian civilians as human shields and human sacrifices at their rocket storage and launch sites.

     As Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has stated, “The difference between us is that we’re using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles.[ 1] “So naturally, they’re responsible for all the civilian deaths that occur accidentally. We’re sorry for any accidental civilian death, but it’s Hamas that bears complete responsibility.”[ 1]

     “Netanyahu said Israel is facing the equivalent of ‘all the cities of the United States from the East Coast to Colorado’ coming under an unyielding barrage of rocket attacks. ‘Sometimes you just have to fight against people who want to murder you . . .’” (Ref. 1)

     “He brushed off international calls for a ceasefire, saying Israel’s goal was to hurt Hamas enough to achieve long-term security from its rockets, not just a temporary halt. ‘We need to have quiet restored to our people for a sustainable period of time, and not just for five minutes,’ he said.” (Ref. 1)

     Islamic extremists consider the murder of innocent civilians as justified by their interpretation of the Koran and they glorify martyrdom for that purpose. We here in the West view such actions as despicable acts of uncivilized murder. “They {suicide bombers} are not martyrs. They are killers. Both Christians and Jews know that a martyr is someone who dies for his faith, not someone who kills for his faith.“ (Ref. 3)

     The Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank need to understand that their Arab and Moslem “brothers” do not give one hoot about them. They are merely cannon fodder in their war against Israel and Jews. Their “brothers” don’t care if these Palestinians live or die or if they live in misery and squalor - neither do their Palestinian leaders/oppressors. Israel and the world have offered Palestinians their own nation many times, dating back to the 1947 U.N. partition plan which the Arabs rejected out of hand and the several offers from Israel for a “two-state solution” to the Israel-Palestinian conflict which has repeatedly been turned down by the Palestinian leaders. Israel even evacuated all Jews from Gaza and handed Gaza to the Palestinians. In return, Gaza has been turned into a base for launching rocket, mortar and terrorist attacks against the people of Israel. The Arabs of Gaza now live under the thumb of a ruthless group of terrorists.

     How important is the Israeli-Palestinian problem to the rest of the Moslem and Arab world? The reality is that the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is just a red herring used by Arab leaders to divert attention from their own internal problems, to camouflage the deeply felt disputes among Muslim nations, and to mask the ultimate Islamic-fundamentalist goals of world conquest and the establishment of a global Islamic caliphate. For the majority of the Moslem and Arab world, the welfare of the Palestinians is totally irrelevant.

     “There is a mountain of evidence that Arab leaders have exacerbated the Palestinian situation because it was a way to divert attention from their dismal failure to build modern, democratic, prosperous states. Rather than try to encourage a peaceful solution in the Mideast or improve the tortured situation of Palestinian refugees, the Arab states have almost always sat on the sidelines playing their duplicitous games. In the summer of 2000, when President Clinton brought Yasser Arafat and Ehud Barak to Camp David to move the peace process forward, none of the other Arab countries joined in any serious, substantial effort to convince Arafat that a compromise was worthwhile or, at least, to continue to negotiate. The Saudis, while paying lip service to the process, continued to finance suicide bombers.” (Ref. 4)

     “The crocodile tears of the anti-Semites and the totally blind bleeding hearts of the world have started once again. According to them, Israel is once again murdering poor innocent Palestinian women and children in Gaza. The left-leaning news media are running non-stop programs, pictures and stories of the poor defenseless civilians that are being killed and injured by Israeli air strikes. They pontificate that Israel may have the right to defend itself, but Israel should not conduct ground operations in Gaza where thousands, not hundreds, of rockets have been indiscriminately launched against purely civilian and non-combatant targets in Israel. The media incessantly deplores the injuries and deaths caused by Israeli air strikes.
     “Enough already! The Arab population in Gaza does not deserve one ounce of our sympathy. They voted Hamas into power there. They cannot be blind to the thousands of rockets that have been launched from their backyards into neighboring Israel. They tolerate a murderous regime that keeps them in poverty – unemployment rates in Gaza approach 50% and the ones lucky enough to work, work for either the Hamas government or UNWRA, the United Nations Welfare Relief Agency, whose main task has been to keep the Mid-East Arabs in refugee camps ever since 1948. Heaven forbid that UNWRA work to help them get out of the refugee camps. If the citizens of Gaza want to stop Israel from defending itself, let them throw out the animals that are the ones that are responsible for subjecting them to the return fire. Let the ‘peace-loving’ population of Gaza stop Hamas from setting up rocket launching sites next to their homes and from firing rockets from the fields adjacent to their mosques. The people of Gaza remind me of the child that murdered his parents and then asked for mercy because he was an orphan. Hamas or other terrorist organizations may launch the rockets, but all the people of Gaza are facilitators. They allow the terrorists to run (and ruin) their lives. They tolerate the misery inflicted on themselves and on the really innocent citizens of Israel. [emphasis mine] Until the people of Gaza rise up themselves to get rid of the madmen in their midst and stop the carnage, they do not deserve one single teardrop of sympathy!
     “The media coverage of the situation in Gaza is sickening. They are only too eager to show the collateral damage caused by Israeli air strikes that are targeted against rocket launching sites, weapons factories and storage sites, and the terrorist infrastructure. Where has the worldwide media been for the past few years while thousands of rockets were falling on purely civilian areas in Israel? It was interesting to note that while watching one of the tear-jerker interviews of Gaza residents by CNN yesterday (20 November 2012), one Palestinian who had just lost his apartment, told the interviewer that he and his family were not injured because they received a warning from the IDF (Israel Defense Force) that their building would be bombed in 15 minutes. They took the warning seriously and vacated their building. Fifteen minutes later the building was destroyed by the IDF. On the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border, in Sderot, residents, if they are lucky, may have 15 seconds warning of a rocket attack, and that warning comes from the Israeli authorities, not from the terrorists launching the rockets.
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     “Neville Chamberlain tried negotiating with Hitler and his Nazi cohorts. Ultimately, the civilized world recognized that there could be no negotiation with such creatures. The only solution was their total destruction. Ultimately the free world and even Germany benefitted from their elimination. The same is true of these Arab and Islamic extremists. The only solution is their total elimination from the face of the earth. The People of Gaza can save themselves continued misery by getting rid of these gangsters, or, they can continue to suffer under their tyrannical regime.
     “The rest of the world needs to stop paying lip service to the myth that these terrorists can be trusted to abide by any agreement that they make or that they will forgo their stated objective of destroying Israel (and ultimately the rest of the non-Muslim world in their quest for world-wide fundamentalist Islamic domination ). Better now rather than later that the Hamas regime in Gaza be eliminated. It would have been much better to have eliminated Hitler and the Nazis in 1933 than to have had to wait for the ultimate consequences of World War II and the murders and deaths of millions by 1945. Unfortunately, ‘History repeats itself because no one was listening the first time.’ – Anonymous; and ‘Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.’ - George Santayana. If the free world is truly interested in brokering a peace in the Mid-East, let them start by working for a regime change in Gaza, by whatever means. Also, let the free world remember who is at the core of much of the unrest in the Mid-East – Iran. Much of the weaponry and the funding reaching the terrorist groups surrounding Israel originate in Iran. It does little good to treat the symptoms of a disease – it’s the source of the disease that must be eliminated. Simply taking a pain killer will not get rid of a cancer. The malignant tumor must be exorcised from the body to achieve a final cure. If the people of Gaza and/or the rest of the world won’t help to eliminate the problem, then let Israel do what needs to be done. And please, No more crocodile tears for the poor innocent people in Gaza! They have brought this misery upon themselves and they can get rid of it, but only if they truly want to. Save you tears for the people of Israel, who want nothing but the opportunity to exist as a free nation in peace with their neighbors and with the rest of the world.” (Ref. 5)

     Once again, media and bleeding heart bias against Israel has surfaced. “Israeli war planes and naval vessels intensified attacks across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, targeting senior Hamas leaders and bombarding a coastal area, where four Palestinian boys were killed.

     Those useful idiots of the world, particularly too many of America’s supposedly unbiased media, have totally lost sight of the real issues in this most recent outbreak of the Israel – Arab terrorist struggle. First, they have lost sight of the basic fact that these Arab terrorists have one primary goal – the destruction of the State of Israel. Second, they have chosen to ignore the fact that Israel is fighting for its very existence and has the universally recognized right to bring all its might to bear to defend itself. This does not mean playing nice – it is all-out war. It is a matter of survival.

     “Over the last several days, NBC and MSNBC have repeatedly emphasized what broadcaster Brian Williams has called ‘a rather lopsided conflict’: Israeli citizens have bomb shelters, sirens and an Iron Dome to keep them safe from incoming rockets, Gaza civilians have none of these means of protection against Israeli airstrikes, the networks report. While this is all true, NBC and MSNBC ignore the true lopsidedness of the conflict: that Israel has invested heavily in both technology and construction to safeguard its citizens and to provide them with critical life-saving warnings as well as high-tech and low-tech protection, while the Hamas government of Gaza, which has not taken steps to safeguard its people, has actually gone {out} of its way to endanger them. [emphasis mine]
     “While Hamas has acquired advanced Iranian and Syrian rockets, it has not dedicated any of its technological abilities for defensive purposes, including warning systems. While it has developed a vast underground network of tunnels and bunkers to shield its weapons, Hamas has not used any of its coveted concrete to build shelters for its civilians. While the Israeli government provides its citizens with detailed guidelines about how to protect themselves and their families, the Hamas government encourages its citizens to literally stand in the line of fire as human shields. [emphasis mine]
     “For example, on July 8, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri addressed the incident last week involving the Kaware house, in which neighbors were urged to converge on the roof following notification from the Israeli military that the building, used as a Hamas command center, would be targeted. He praises those who agree to be used as human shields
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     “While Israel fortifies its schools against incoming rocket attacks, and also cancels classes and camps during periods of intensive rocket fire, Hamas launches rocket attacks from next to its schools, thereby twice endangering its youngsters. First, there is the risk of misfiring, or prematurely exploding rocketry, and secondly, there is the fact that Israel hits back at rocket launchers. [emphasis mine] A YouTube video uploaded by the Israeli army demonstrates the launching of a rocket next to a school in the Gaza Strip, followed by an Israeli hit on the launcher
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     “Thus, host Brian William introduces the Thursday, July 10 segment as follows:
     While what we are watching in the Middle East is not all-out war, at least not yet, it is, so far, a rather lopsided conflict. While hundreds of rockets fired by Hamas continue to rain down on Israel, causing a huge number of Israelis to take cover every single day, their air forces and defenses are far superior, from their warning sirens to their jets and bombs and helicopters and drones and the rocket shield they call Iron Dome paid for in part by close to one billion U.S. dollars. The Palestinians are more or less trapped in Gaza with no sirens to warn civilians of an incoming strike as the Israelis continue to hit back when struck. The Palestinian death toll in Gaza stands at ninety, mostly civilians.
     “While William correctly notes that in Gaza there ‘are no sirens to warn civilians of an incoming strike,’ he neglects to mention that in this round of conflict, like in the previous round, Israel goes to great lengths to warn the local population of an impending strike so as to keep them out of harm's way. As has been widely documented, Israel phones Gaza residents, drops leaflets . . . , and then targets the roof of a house used as a terror command center with a ‘knock on the roof,’ or a blank shell, before it bombs. [emphasis mine]” (Ref. 6)

     “The renewed violence came after Hamas formally rejected a cease-fire proposal that had been accepted by Israel [emphasis mine] to end the 9-day-old conflict that has left at least 213 Palestinians and one Israeli dead.” (Ref. 7)

     Note how the media frequently refers to Israel’s strikes against military targets in Gaza as “renewed violence” rather than what they really are – Israeli attempts to put an end to Palestinian attacks on Israel. Would this same media have called America’s bombing of German cities in World War II acts of violence instead of efforts to win the war against Nazi Germany?

     These supposed “acts of violence” were in response to Hamas firing dozens of rockets into Israel on Wednesday (16 July 2014) and vowing not to agree to a cease-fire until its demands were met.[7]

     “Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri said Wednesday in {a} press conference that Hamas feels ‘alone in the field’ with little support from the Arab world.” (Ref. 7) A more accurate statement would be that the Arab world doesn’t now give and never has given one damn about the Palestinian people. The Palestinians are nothing but pawns in the Arab world’s war against Israel, the one true democracy in the middle of the very undemocratic Arab world.

     Who and what are some of the targets of Israeli air strikes - Hamas terrorists or innocent civilians; civilian building or rocket launch sites, who cares about civilian casualties, Hamas or Israel?

     Gaza’s Interior Ministry “said Israel warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes Wednesday (16 July 2014), targeting 30 houses, including those of senior Hamas leaders Mahmoud Zahar, Jamila Shanti, Fathi Hamas and Ismail Ashkar.
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     “Zahar was a key figure in Hamas' violent takeover of Gaza in 2007, while the other three were members of the Palestinian parliament elected in 2006. Many Hamas leaders have gone into hiding since the beginning of the Israeli offensive.
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     “. . . Israel also told tens of thousands of residents of the northern town of Beit Lahiya and the Zeitoun and Shijaiyah neighborhoods of Gaza City, all near the border with Israel, to evacuate their homes by 8 a.m. Wednesday. The warnings were delivered in automated phone calls, text messages and leaflets dropped from planes.
     “The Israeli military said in its message that large numbers of rockets were launched from these areas and that Israel plans to bomb these locations.
     "’Whoever disregards these instructions and fails to evacuate immediately, endangers their own lives, as well as those of their families,’ the message said.
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     “The Wafa Rehabilitation Center in Shijaiyah, which cares for 15 disabled and elderly patients, received several calls demanding the patients evacuate, said its director, Basman Ashi.
     “He said an Israel shell hit near the building, causing damage to the second floor, but no injuries. Ashi said he won't evacuate because his elderly patients have nowhere to go.
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     “When asked about the situation at the rehabilitation center, the office of the Israeli military spokesman said its residents ‘have been asked repeatedly to leave.’
     "’There is a rocket launching site in the area,’ the military said, adding that Gaza militants use the center to hide ‘behind civilians.’” (Ref. 7)

     The Israeli military “said it has struck more than 1,100 targets, including Hamas rocket launchers, command centers and weapon manufacturing and storage facilities, in a bid to stop relentless rocket fire coming Gaza. . . .
     “The central Gaza mosque was being used to conceal rockets like those militants have fired nearly 700 times toward Israel over the past five days, the military said. . . .
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     “The Israeli military released an aerial photo of the mosque it hit, saying Hamas hid rockets in it right next to another religious site and civilian homes. It said Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other Gaza militant groups use religious sites to conceal weapons and establish underground tunnel networks, deliberately endangering civilians.” (Ref. 8)

     What is Hamas doing to protect the civilians in Gaza? “Over the last week and a half, Hamas and other terrorist groups have fired more than 1,400 rockets into Israel from schools, homes and mosques. In many cases, these groups are tragically using innocent Palestinians as human shields—forcing them to remain inside buildings where weapons are stored, and encouraging them to surround rocket launches at Israel. [emphasis mine]
     “These reckless actions overtly violate international law and put both innocent Israelis and Palestinians at risk. “ (Ref. 9)

     Instead of providing shelters to protect the civilians of Gaza in case of air raids, Hamas digs tunnels to attack Israel. “Eight Palestinian militants emerged from a tunnel some 300 yards inside Israel on Saturday morning {19 July 2014}, surprising an Israeli border patrol with a rocket-propelled grenade shot at their jeeps and starting a gun battle that left two Israeli soldiers and one militant dead before the Palestinians retreated underground . . .
     “Saturday afternoon, two more militants entered Israel, . . . either through a tunnel or breaching the border fence and carrying tranquilizers and handcuffs. Israeli soldiers fatally shot one; the other was wearing an explosive vest that detonated, killing him.
     “The infiltrations came as the Israeli military pressed deeper into Gaza in an intensifying ground war it says is meant to destroy the labyrinth of tunnels leading from Gaza into Israel before they can be used for launching attacks.
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     “The developments also came as Israeli officials revealed that the tunnel network was far more extensive than had been publically known, with 13 tunnels discovered and an estimated dozens more suspected.
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     “Tunnels under the border with Gaza have had a powerful hold on the Israeli Psyche since 2006, when Hamas . . . used one to capture an army lieutenant, Gilad Shalit, who was held for six years. . . .” (Ref. 10)

     Meanwhile, rockets fired into Israel from Gaza are unguided and have no militarily significant targets. Their objective is to terrorize the civilian population of Israel and kill indiscriminately. Urban centers in Israel are now under threat as are even predominantly Arab populated cities.

     Hamas does not care who it murders. They are simply war- criminals under all civilized concepts. Their unguided rockets have been fired against Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Christians and Moslems. One of their unguided missiles recently fell near the Palestinian city of Hebron.

     “Militant rockets have reached further into Israel than ever before, with air raid sirens sounding even in the northern city of Haifa, 100 miles away.
     “On Saturday {12 July 2014), air raid sirens went off in Jerusalem, about 45 miles from Gaza, for a third time. The rocket landed near the Palestinian city of Hebron in the West Bank, damaging a house but causing no injuries.” (Ref. 8)

     “A rocket fired from Gaza killed an Israeli {Arab}, Odeh Lafia al-Waj, 32, in a Bedouin village near Dimona, injuring four members of his family . . . {He was} killed by one of about 1,600 rockets fired by Hamas . . .” (Ref. 6)

Hamas Doesn't Care if the Citizens of Gaza Live, Die or Suffer

     Hamas is an internationally recognized terrorist organization that only cares about killing Jews and Israelis (and ultimately all "non-believers"). Hamas has no concern for the safety and welfare of the people of Gaza. For Hamas, the people of Gaza are merely cannon fodder and pawns in their campaign to destroy Israel and murder or enslave everyone who does not submit to them and their Islamic fanatic cohorts. Israel has done more to protect the lives of Gaza civilians than the Hamas rulers of Gaza. Maybe the world is finally beginning to admit the obvious - the people of Gaza need to do the same and face up to reality .

     "The Obama administration, including {U.S. Secretary of State} Kerry, is sharpening its criticism of Hamas for its rocket attacks on Israel and other provocative acts, like tunneling under the border. It is also toning down an earlier rebuke of Israel for attacks on the Gaza Strip that have killed civilians, including children.
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     "Both President Barack Obama and Kerry said Israel has a right to defend itself against frequent rocket attacks by Hamas from the Gaza Strip. Kerry accused Hamas of attempting to sedate and kidnap Israelis through a network of tunnels that militants have used to stage cross-border raids.
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     "U.S. officials said Hamas could bring relief to the Palestinian people if it agrees to a cease-fire proposed by Egypt - a view {Israeli Prime Minister} Netanyahu is pushing as well.
     "Netanyahu said in an ABC interview that Israel has tried to avoid killing Palestinian civilians by making phone calls, sending text messages and dropping leaflets on their communities. But Hamas doesn't 'give a whit about the Palestinians,' Netanyahu said. 'All they want is more and more civilian deaths.'
     "The prime minister said his top goal is to restore a sustainable peace, but he then will ask the international community to consider demilitarizing Gaza to rid Hamas of its rockets and shut down the tunnels leading into Israel.'" (Ref. 11 )

The Countries of the World Could Put an End to the Killing – But They Won’t

     The Islamic world can stop the death and misery in Gaza by sending in Moslem troops to destroy Hamas and eliminate the rocket attacks against Israel. The Islamic world can help their brethren in Gaza by providing financial and technological aid to help Gaza become an economically viable entity.

     The non-Islamic world can stop the death and misery in Gaza by sending an international military force into Gaza with explicit instructions to destroy Hamas and eliminate the rocket attacks against Israel. But, God forbid that any non-Moslem soldier die while ridding the world of the scourge of Islamic terrorism. Better to let Jews and Israelis die while doing the dirty work the rest of the non-Islamic world would rather not do. And, at the same time, better to scream and shed phony tears over the cruel Israelis killing the poor Arabs in Gaza.

     In truth the Moslem world cares little for its Islamic co-religionists in Gaza and the West Bank. The Moslem world is more than willing to let their brethren continue dying and suffering so long as the war against Israel, Jews and all non-Moslems continues. Radical Moslems want first to destroy Israel and then to force the rest of the world – Jews, Christians, Buddhists, etc. to become Moslems. To them all non-Moslems are infidels who must either convert to Islam, be killed, or be subservient to and become the slaves of true Moslems.

     The non-Islamic world sheds crocodile tears over the deaths in Gaza and excoriates Israel for defending itself by conducting strikes against the terrorists running Gaza. At the same time, the non-Islamic world ignores the thousands of indiscriminate rocket attacks against non-military targets in Israel.

     The non-Islamic world reproaches Israel for the deaths in Gaza. It ignores the fact that the dead in Gaza are either Hamas terrorists, or those killed while in the company of these terrorists. It ignores the fact that Israeli attacks on Gaza are conducted only against the terrorists, their infrastructure, their rocket launching sites, their rocket and weapons storage facilities, and other militarily significant sites. At the same time, the non-Islamic world ignores the fact that Hamas has launched thousands of unguided rockets into Israel without any target of military importance – a tactic obviously designed to solely kill and/or terrorize non-combatants.

     The fundamentalist Arabs and Moslems of the world have no desire to restrain the terrorists in Gaza and elsewhere unless they are directly threatened by these terrorists. They are rooting for them to kill more Israelis, Jews, Christians and all other non-believers.

     The non-Moslem countries of the world either are secretly (in some cases, not to secretly) rooting for the terrorists in their war against Israel or, in most cases, simply don’t have the intestinal fortitude to stand up and do what needs to be done – commit troops to defeat Islamic terrorism. As the President of the United States has said, “No boots on the ground!” Nearly 80 years after Munich, the free world once again refuses to face up to the terror being loosed on a small democracy, Israel, and, eventually against the entire non-Moslem world. The vain hope is that the Islamic fundamentalist will be satisfied with the elimination of Israel. The non-Islamic world refuses to admit that the Palestinian-Israeli impasse is merely an attempt – a so-far successful attempt – to divert attention away from their real ambition of bringing the entire world under the rule of a fundamental Islamic caliphate.

My Message to the Arabs Living in Gaza and the West Bank

     Stop being the victims!

     Stop blaming Israel for your suffering! Israel is not the source of your misery. Your Arab rulers, your Arab brethren and your so-called friends are the real cause of all your suffering and misery. Open your eyes and see the true facts.

     The blame for the current fighting rests squarely on the murdering terrorists that go under the names, Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Jihad and the religious fanatics in Iran. They are assisted and abetted by your so-called brothers who band together under organizations called the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Fatah, the Arab League, and others. The solution to ending the bloodshed is as follows: It is up to you, the innocent civilians living in Gaza and the West Bank who are ruled by Hamas and Fatah, to once and for all throw out the bums who have brought you nothing but poverty, death, and misery.

     Don’t blame Israel for the death and destruction now raining down on you. You and they are both victims of the criminals whose only goal is the destruction of the State of Israel and your continued subjugation under their anachronistic concept of Islam. These people whom you allow to rule over you care little about you. In fact, they glory in your death and suffering. They use your misery in attempt to gain sympathy from the useful idiots around the world who buy into their Joseph Goebbels (Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany) type of propaganda and those who are simply anti-Semites.

     You Arabs living in Gaza and the West Bank who only want an opportunity to live in peace need to stop being the patsies of the Islamic fundamentalists that are leading you around by the noses. You need to resist calls from Hamas and Hezbollah and other Islamic extremists to become suicide bombers. You need to refuse to be martyrs on behalf of your uncaring co-religionists. You need to stop teaching your children to be suicide bombers and offered up for death. “In Gaza’s Bourse refugee camp, Jamal al Dura showed off his newborn son, Mohammed, named after Dura’s 12-year-old boy who was killed on the second day of the Palestinian uprising {Intifada}. Dura said he felt blessed by his newborn son, but he would sacrifice more of his children to fight Israel.” Dura said. “We’re ready to give more of our children.” (Ref. 12) Even most animals do not kill their own young!

     Let me point out to all you Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank that the longer you wait to reach a meaningful agreement with Israel the more you will lose and the more you will continue to suffer. The longer you wait, the less you will ultimately receive in terms of territory. Israeli “settlements” will proliferate and become permanent instead of negotiable. Your only hope is to rise up and get rid of your terrorist masters and to then reach an accommodation with Israel which, aside from yourselves, is the one nation in the region that stands to benefit from your deliverance from under the yoke of fundamentalist Islamic tyranny. You and Israel both stand to gain much from peaceful cooperation. Under Hamas and Hezbollah, you both stand to lose – you much more than the Israelis, as is once again being shown to be the case. Do you have the intelligence to realize this and do you have the will to get rid of this obstacle to a brighter future for yourselves and your children? My message for those of you in Gaza and the West Bank who want to live in peace and tranquility is the following: Rise up and get rid of those who are really keeping you and your children from leading a peaceful and productive life. Make peace with Israel and obtain the benefits of being a trusted and friendly neighbor. End the bloodshed once and for all. Stop being victimized!


  1. Israel's prime minister defends attacks in Gaza Strip, citing threat of Hamas terrorists, New York Daily News, 13 July 2014.
  2. Video: This is what an Israeli ‘roof knock’ looks like, Adam Taylor, The Washington Post, 14 July 2014.
  3. Wiesel recalls hate propaganda in BU Talk, Mark I. Levenstein, The Jewish Advocate, Pages 3 and 4, November 2005.
  4. It’s Time to Stop Being Nice, David Burton,, 30 September 2010.
  5. Crocodile Tears, David Burton,, 20 November 2012.
  6. MSNBC, NBC Ignore Hamas' Human Shields, Tamar Sternthal, CAMERA, 13 July 2014.
  7. Israeli strike kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road, Ibrahim Barzak & Peter Enav,, 16 July 2014.
  8. Israel Strikes Gaza Mosque As Death Toll Tops 120, Najib Jobain and Aron Heller, The World Post, 12 July 2014.
  9. Senate Backs Israel’s Right to Self-Defense; IDF Ground Forces Enter Gaza, AIPAC, 17 July 2014.
  10. Militants slip into Israel using Tunnels, Anne Barnard and Jodi Rudoren (New York Times), Boston Sunday Globe, Page A3, 20 July 2014.
  11. Kerry returns to Mideast to push for cease-fire, Lara Jakes,, 21 July 2014.
  12. Article, Nicole Winfield, Boston Sunday Globe, 1 December 2002.


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