13 July 2014

Hamas to evacuees: come back, our rockets remain unprotected

This is the main meaning of this story:

Hamas called on Palestinian residents of the northern Gaza Strip to "immediately return" to their homes, after the IDF warned locals to evacuate the area at noon to avoid being harmed in any military operation.
The people, however, prefer not to heed their leaders' entreaties:
Some 5,000 Palestinians living in Beit Lahia and Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, and about 5,000 Palestinians living in the northern part of Gaza City arrived at UNRWA aid shelters in Gaza.
The kind of regime that wants its innocent citizens to die for its propaganda purposes and for protection of its weapons: what do you think should be done with it?

15 comments:

David All said...

Dick, Katie, I know the desire to go totally Curtis LeMay on Hamas and to firebomb Gaza like Tokyo was in 1945, but can you seriously imagine that if Israel were to do this the rest of the world including the United States would stand by and let them do it?

David All said...

I agree, Israel has followed the Laws of War as good and perhaps better than any other country.

David All said...

Well, with luck, perhaps there will not be a need for a land invasion or for one that goes far into Gaza.

Shoshana Youngsam said...

Here is a real consideration, if Hamas is left standing and in power in the Gaza Strip; what are the odds that Hamas will not make those people a terrible price for not being used as lambs to the slaughter?

David All said...

Dick, psychologically speaking the warnings are great. It gives Gazans a feeling of Israeli invincibility, that Israel can know who to telephone before they strike.

Dick Stanley said...

Ha, ha, Hamas didn't wait for Jerusalem to cut their power. They did it themselves:

http://tinyurl.com/l9wkx6z

Dick Stanley said...

I can't imagine Obama doing anything but standing by. That's all he does now. As for the rest of the world, what has Israel got to lose that they haven't already lost?

Dick Stanley said...

"If Hamas is left standing." Can you really doubt they will be? This is just the latest round in the rockets-and-retaliation game which, played the way it has been so far, promises to last for generations.

Pisa said...

Your colleague is relieved. She can go back now to her low-fat, low-sugar, no-taste diet, thank you so much. The Apocalypse will wait.

Pisa said...

Hey, it's Jeremy Bowen. He'll gladly take the beting to the death rather than saying something nice - even if true - about Israel.

Pisa said...

There are too many of them. How do you punish 10,000 people, who have already proved they're not ready to be lambs to the slaughter? Hamas can not afford itself to alienate all those people and their extended families with their tribal mentality. Unlike christians, muslims (and jews) don't have to turn the other cheek. Plus the rival islamist factions might grab the occasion to try and overthrow Hamas.

Dick Stanley said...

Tell that to the pilots who don't get the protection of surprise. I bet they resent being part of the propaganda game.

KatieNorcross said...

It is time to go Curtis LeMay on Hamas. Israel has tried the nice guy approached and it has gotten it no where. Now is the time time for death from above.

BHCh said...

Given that both Snoopy and myself come from the USSR, I am a little biased on this issue. Still, I consider your attempted sarcasm a little naive at best.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Given the state of Gazan air defense, this is largely theoretical.