Sunday, July 27, 2014
DAY 20-ISRAEL CREATE HAMONGOG IN THE JORDAN VALLEY FOR THE ARABS TO BE BURRIED-MAKE EZEKIEL 39 LITERALLY COME TO PASS
Palestinian victims describe being used as shields by Hamas
Members of a Gaza family whose farm was turned into a "fortress" by Hamas fighters have reported that they were helpless to stop Hamas from using them as human shields. They described how for years Hamas has used their property and homes as shields for military installations from which to launch rockets into Israel, dig tunnels and store arms. According to the victims, those who tried to object were shot in the legs by Hamas.
The following is the full text of the comments by Hamas representative Fathi Hammad months before the war, articulating the Hamas ideology to use civilians as human shields for Hamas fighters:"For the Palestinian people death has become an industry, at which women excel and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly [Palestinians] created a human shield of women, children, the elderly and the Jihad fighters against the Zionist bombing machine, as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: 'We desire death as you desire life.'"
IN DEPTH LOOK WERE RUSSIA-ARAB-MUSLIMS BURRIAL SPOT IN ISRAEL-JORDAN
2 PETER 3:8
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
EVEN CREATION IS ONE THOUSAND YEARS IN JESUS SITE IS ONE DAY.SO ONE DEAD ISRAELI TO ONE THOUSAND DEAD ENEMIES FITS RIGHT IN WITH CREATION.THE WORLD GOES ON FOR 6 THOUSAND YEARS-THEN THE 7 THOUSANDTH YEAR IS JESUS' RULE FROM JERUSALEM FOR ONE THOUSAND YEARS-THEN FOREVER.AND IN WAR IS THE SAME BY CREATION.FOR EVERY ONE DEAD ISRAELI-ONE THOUSAND DEAD ENEMIES WILL OCCUR.
17 A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill."
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.
8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA-ARAB-MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(THE ARAB-MUSLIM-RUSSIA BURRIAL SPOT WILL BE EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN THE JORDAN VALLEY)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.
13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search.
15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man’s bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamongog.
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.
17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.
18 Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19 And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20 Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21 And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH (BECAUSE OF SIN AND GODLESS PEOPLE)
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
IS THIS TIME FOR ISRAEL TO GET SOME OF ITS PROMISED LAND BY GOD BY DESTROYING THE ARAB NATIONS AROUND ISRAEL
3 They (ARABS,MUSLIMS) have taken crafty counsel against thy people,(ISRAEL) and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they (MUSLIMS) have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:(TREATIES)
6 The tabernacles of Edom,(JORDAN) and the Ishmaelites;(ARABS) of Moab, PALESTINIANS,JORDAN) and the Hagarenes;(EGYPT)
7 Gebal,(HEZZBALLOH,LEBANON) and Ammon,(JORDAN) and Amalek;(SYRIA,ARABS,SINAI) the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre;(LEBANON)
And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.(ALL MOSTLY PSALMS 83 ARABS)
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.
12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE
SECOND ANGEL TO DR DOCTORIAN
The angel showed me that the United Nations shall be broken in pieces because of the crisis in the Middle East. There shall be no more United Nations. The angel with the sickle shall reap the harvest.
UPDATE JULY 27,14-04:34PM
CNN IS BLAMING ISRAEL ONCE AGAIN FOR 16 DEAD AT THE USELESS U.N SCHOOL.ISRAEL SAID THEIR BOMB HIT AN OPEN SPACE IN THE SCHOOL AND NO ONE WAS IN THE AREA. ISRAEL SAID UNLESS THE SHRAPNALL HIT THE PEOPLE.A HAMAS ROCKET KILLED THE CIVILIANS NOT THE IDF.I AGREE-HAMAS NEW ISRAELS ROCKET HIT AN OPEN SITE IN THE SCHOOL THEN HAMAS SHOT A ROCKET IN THE U.N SCHOOL AND KILLED THE 16 AND BLAMED IT ON THE ISRAELIS SO THEY WOULD GET A WAR CRIME INVESTIGATION AGAINST ISRAEL. SEE HOW THESE ARAB-HAMAS MURDERERS WILL DO ANYTHING TO TRY TO GET ISRAEL IN TROUBLE.CNN AND THE ARABS-HAMAS PROBABLY SET THE WHOLE THING UP.ESPECIALLY IF WEDEMEN WAS INVOLVED.I CAUGHT HIM DOING SETUPS TO SHOW SYMPATHY FOR THE ARABS A FEW TIMES ALREADY IN THIS 20 DAY WAR.
AND MORE THE ARABS WERE GIVIN AT LEAST 31 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF CEMENT BOUGHT BY QATAR FOR HAMAS OF COURSE.THAT ISRAEL LET INTO GAZA TO HELP THE GAZANS FIX THEIR HOUSES AND INFRASTRUCTURE.BUT OH NO THE CEMENT WENT INTO THE HOMES ALRIGHT.THE CEMENT WENT INTO BUILDING UNDER GROUND TUNNELS IN THE ARABS-HAMAS HOUSES SO THEY CAN FUNNEL WEAPONS AND OTHER ILLEGAL ITEMS FROM IRAN-SYRIA-IRAQ-LEBANON AND EGYPT TO KILL JEWS IN ISRAEL.AND TO SELL THE BLACK MARKET STUFF THEY GOT FROM ARAB-MUSLIM COUNTRIES.IT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME IF THESE TUNNELS WERE DRUG AND GUN RUNNING TUNNELS-SELLING THE DRUGS AND GUNS TO MEXICO AND TERROR COUNTRIES AGAINST THE WEST TO GET BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CASH TO FUND THERE BOMBS AND MISSLES WHO THEY THEN BUY FROM IRAN AND RUSSIA AND OTHER ARAB-MUSLIM COUNTRIES.GAZA MIGHT JUST BE A MONEY LAUNDERING-DRUG-GUN SMUGGLING MAJOR RING IN THE WORLD.IT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME ONE BIT.WHAT A BETTER WAY TO GET BILLIONS IN CASH TO KILL EVERY JEW IN ISRAEL AND ON EARTH.AND IF ANYBODY WOULD COME TO CHECK THE ARABS HOUSES THEY COULD HID THE WEAPONS IN THE TUNNEL AND AFTER THE OFFICIALS LEAVE THEY CAN GET THE ROCKETS BACK OUT TO SHOOT INTO ISRAEL.
UPDATE JULY 27,14-01:25PM
ISRAEL IS BACK TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS GETTING RID OF HAMAS-ARAB TUNNELS AND TERRORISTS HOMES IN GAZA.THE MUSLIMS AND THEIR EID RAMADAN CULT WORSHIP CAN GO TAKE A HIKE IN GAZA I CAN TELL YA.ISRAEL IS BACK IN TOWN DECRIMINLIZING THE MURDERER ARAB-HAMAS-MUSLIMS. UNITED NATIONS USE CAN FOLD ANY TIME NOW. KERRY AND OBAMA CAN CELIBRATE EID AND RAMADAN WITH THEIR BROTHER MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN THE BASEMENT OF THE WHITEHOUSE DOIN WHATEVER MUSLIMS DO. DREAMING OF HONOR KILLING THEIR WOMEN AND USING THEIR KIDS AS HUMAN SHIELDS IN WARS AND DREAMING OF ISLAMIC SHARIA LAW WORLD DOMINATION.OH AND OF COURSE THE POPE IS WANTING ISRAEL TO STOP BOMBING THEM POOOR ARABS.AND THE ARABS CAN ONLY SHOOT A FEW ROCKETS AT ISRAEL SINCE I WHORE WITH ISLAM FROM THE VATICAN LIKE OBAMA AND KERRY.
UPDATE JULY 27,14-11:16AM
AT LEAST THE CEASE-FIRE OR BREAK IS OVER.HAMAS BROKE IT 3 TIMES ALREADY-SHOOTING ANOTHER 5 ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL.WHEN WILL ISRAEL LEARN-DON'T EVEN GO NEAR A CEASE-FIRE WITH HAMAS-ARAB MURDERERS. THEY BROKE ALL 5 ALREADY.SO NO MORE ISRAEL.RULA JEBREAL ARAB LOVER CLAIMES AMERICA PUTS MOSTLY ISRAELI LEADERS ON TV STATIONS.WHEN CNN PUTS 3 TIMES AS MANY ARAB-HAMAS-MUSLIM LEADERS ON TO SPEW APARTIED-HITLER ISRAEL HATE ON THEN ISRAELI LEADERS ON TO DEFEND THEIR RIGHT TO DEFEND THEIR CITIZENS THREW OPERATION ATOMIC DEFENCE OF ISRAELI CITIZENS.ITS ISRAELS LAND AND THE ARABS DO NOT LIKE IT THAT GOD WILL NEVER GIVE THE ARABS ALL ISRAEL.GOD WILL NEVER LET ISRAEL BE DESTROYED.BUT WILL DESTROY ISRAELS ENEMIES.THE ARABS JUST HATE THAT GOD WILL DESTROY THEM THREW ISRAELS ATOMIC BOMBS.I LOVE WHAT ONE CBC ANALYST SAID.HAMAS-ARABS DON'T EVEN HAVE A LEADER THATS ON TV ALL THE TIME THAT CAN SPEAK PROPER ENGLISH AND SHAVE.I THOUGHT THAT WAS AWESOME ON HIS PART.
UPDATE JULY 27,14-09:30AM
HAMAS-ARABS HAS JUST SHOT A ROCKET INTO ISRAEL AT 9AM.HAMAS NOW HAS JUST BROKE ITS OWN CEASE-FIRE FOR THE SECOND TIME SINCE 2PM ALREADY. SEE THESE ARAB-HAMAS HEAD GAME HYPOCRITS ARE OUT TO LUNCH LUNATICS.
EVEN JOAN RIVERS SAYS ISRAEL SHOULD USE AN ATOMIC BOMB ON GAZA TO GET RID OF HAMAS.SHE AGREES WITH ME AT LEAST.
UPDATE JULY 27,14-08:50AM
NOW WE FIND OUT WHILE THE SO CALLED CEASE-FIRE WAS ON YESTERDAY. HAMAS KILLED 25 GAZANS-ARABS FOR ACCUSING THEM OF COLLABERATING WITH ISRAEL.OH THATS LOVING IS IT NOT HAMAS.KILLING YOUR OWN GAZANS- THEN COMPLAIN WHEN ISRAEL KILLS GAZANS.A LOT OF GAZANS ARE WANTING HAMAS ALL KILLED ALSO FOR JUST BEING SELFISH AND JUST USING GAZANS AS HUMAN SHIELDS FOR HAMAS PROTECTION.SO HAMAS CAN TALK FROM BOTH SIDES OF THEIR MOUTHS LIKE JOHN KERRY.HAMAS CLAIMES A CEASE-FIRE-BUT THEN A FEW MINUTES LATER SHOOTS ROCKETS-MISSLES INTO ISRAEL.THESE HYPOCRITES JUST LIKE JOHN KERRY.
I HAVE A SUGGESTION FOR GAZANS THAT WANNA GET OUTTA GAZA SO ISRAEL CAN NUKE IT.IF I WERE EGYPT I WOULD LET THERE PALS QATAR BRING 20--30 PLANES TO EGYPT.SO THE ARABS THAT WANNA LEAVE GAZA COULD GO TO QATAR.EGYPT COULD FOR A COUPLE HOURS LOAD PLANES WITH THE GAZANS ON TO QATAR.THE 20-30 PLANES.THIS COULD GET 3,000 ARABS OTTA GAZA TO QATAR.SINCE QATAR FUNDS HAMAS THEY MIGHT AS WELL TAKE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF GAZANS TO IMMIGRATE TO QATAR SO ISRAEL CAN NUKE GAZA AND GET RID OF ALL HAMAS.AND ISRAEL HAS TO KILL ALL THE HAMAS-ARAB LEADERS THAT ARE ALWAYS ON CNN PROMOTING ISRAEL PROPAGANDA AND ISRAEL HATE AND ALWAYS DEMANDING THINGS FROM ISRAEL.WHILE THESE HYPOCRITE ARAB- HAMAS LEADERS ON CNN SIT IN OTHER COUNTRIES LEBANON-WEST BANK ETC BECAUSE THERE COWARDS AND WILL NOT EVEN COME TO GAZA.THESE COWARD LEADERS OF ISLAM KNOW ISRAEL WILL BOMB THESE HYPOCRIT LUNATICS OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.AND SEND THEM TO HELL WITH THEIR MOON GOD ALLAH-AK-BAR CROWD CURRENTLY BURNING IN TORMENTS IS.
UPDATE JULY 27,14-07:30AM
OK SO LAST NIGHT HAMAS SHOT ROCKETS AT ISRAEL AND NEVER AGREED TO THE 24 HOUR CEASE-FIRE WANTED.THEN ISRAEL STARTED BACK THE AIR- BOMBING.THEN SUDDENLY AT 6:30AM I HEAR THAT HAMAS SUDDENLY WANTS A 24 HOUR CEASE-FIRE NOW.AND THE CEASE-FIRE WAS TO START AT 7AM EST - 2PM ISRAEL TIME.THE ONLY REASON HAMAS-ARABS WANT A CEASE-FIRE AID 24 HOUR PAUSE IS SO THESE RETARDS ARAB-HANAS CAN END RAMADAN.THE STUPID U.N IDIOT THAT BROKERED THIS FALSE AID CEASE-FIRE AGAIN ADMITTED THATS WHY HE WANTS THE 24 HOUR PAUSE SO STUPID ARABS-HAMAS CAN HAVE RAMADAN IN GAZA IN PEACE WITHOUT ISRAEL BOMBING GAZA.WE SEEN THIS BULL HEAD GAME ALL DAY YESTERDAY BY HAMAS.JUST ANOTHER PLOY TO GET ISRAEL TO STOP BOMBING GAZA.BECAUSE ISRAEL WAS PUMMELING THE MURDERERS IN GAZA OVER NIGHT SINCE HAMAS WAS ALWAYS SHOOTING ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL. ISRAEL FINALLY GOT FED UP WITH THE HEAD GAMES AND PUMMELED GAZA AGAIN.ISRAEL ALL I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS A WAR NOT A PEACE KEEPING MISSION. PUMMEL GAZA WITH ALL USE GOT FOR 12 HOURS STRAIT.JUST DESTROY EVERYTHING IN SITE IN ALL OF GAZA.THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO SHUT THE U.N AND ARABS-HAMAS UP.JUST PUMMEL AND BOMB GAZA OUTTA COMMISION ISRAEL WHILE USE WORK ON THE TUNNELS.BOMB ALL OVER THE REST OF GAZA AND NO MORE CEASE-FIRES FROM THESE FRAUD ARABS-HAMAS STUPID UNITED NATIONS AND THE WORLD.
KNOWING YOUR ENEMY-WHAT IS HE ALL ABOUT
Article Eight: The Slogan of the Hamas
Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model, the Qur’an its Constitution, Jihad its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief.
Article Twelve: Hamas in Palestine, Its Views on Homeland and Nationalism
Hamas regards Nationalism (Wataniyya) as part and parcel of the religious faith. Nothing is loftier or deeper in Nationalism than waging Jihad against the enemy and confronting him when he sets foot on the land of the Muslims. And this becomes an individual duty binding on every Muslim man and woman; a woman must go out and fight the enemy even without her husband’s authorization, and a slave without his masters’ permission. This [principle] does not exist under any other regime, and it is a truth not to be questioned. While other nationalisms consist of material, human and territorial considerations, the nationality of Hamas also carries, in addition to all those, the all important divine factors which lend to it its spirit and life; so much so that it connects with the origin of the spirit and the source of life and raises in the skies of the Homeland the Banner of the Lord, thus inexorably connecting earth with Heaven. When Moses came and threw his baton, sorcery and sorcerers became futile.
The Hamas sets out from these general concepts which are consistent and in accordance with the rules of the universe, and gushes forth in the river of Fate in its confrontation and Jihad waging against the enemies, in defense of the Muslim human being, of Islamic Civilization and of the Islamic Holy Places, primarily the Blessed Aqsa Mosque. This, for the purpose of calling upon the Arab and Islamic peoples as well as their governments, popular and official associations, to fear Allah in their attitude towards and dealings with Hamas, and to be, in accordance with Allah’s will, its supporters and partisans who extend assistance to it and provide it with reinforcement after reinforcement, until the Decree of Allah is fulfilled, the ranks are over-swollen, Jihad fighters join other Jihad fighters, and all this accumulation sets out from everywhere in the Islamic world, obeying the call of duty, and intoning “Come on, join Jihad!” This call will tear apart the clouds in the skies and it will continue to ring until liberation is completed, the invaders are vanquished and Allah’s victory sets in. “Verily Allah helps one who helps Him. Lo! Allah is strong, Almighty.” Sura XXII (Pilgrimage), verse 40.
FULL HAMAS CHARTER
Urgent lessons Israel, US must learn to counter Hamas’s clever tactics, strategy-Other terror groups, with still greater capacity to do harm, will also emulate the Gaza Islamists’ use of rockets, tunnels, underground command centers, propaganda and martyrdom-By Alon Paz and Nadav Pollak July 25, 2014, 12:52 pm-THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
The current confrontation between Israel and Hamas could look at first glance like merely another military round between the two sides. However, a number of major differences, especially regarding Hamas’s regional isolation, its decade-long force buildup, and its development of military strategy and tactics, distinguish Israel’s Operation Protective Edge from past operations.Although it might be too early to derive strategic conclusions from the current operation, certain key points can already be noted as lessons for the future.Moreover, as other regional terror organizations seek to learn from this conflict, the task of analyzing Hamas’s actions from day one becomes even more crucial.
Before Protective Edge began, Hamas was in a dire situation politically, financially, and logistically. To begin with, more than 40,000 Gaza public workers had not received their salaries in months, and the reconciliation process with Fatah had failed to move forward on substantial issues. Moreover, since evacuating its offices in Damascus, the organization had been cut off from Iranian support. And Hamas’s most important ally in recent years, Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi-led government, had been replaced by the regime of Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, no friend of the Brotherhood. More specifically, Sisi’s anti-tunnels campaign had crippled Hamas’s ability to maintain the free flow of money, goods, and weapons into Gaza.Alongside these challenges, Hamas’s public support has declined significantly, as revealed in a recent Washington Institute survey. Correspondingly, the organization’s military leadership deemed the military option the only way to break the status quo and retain financial and political support, thereby implementing a “Blackmailing Strategy”.Hamas did not start firing rockets only to wrest concessions from Israel, but did so equally to pressure Egypt and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas indirectly through Israel. One of Hamas’s primary goals is to open the Rafah crossing, allowing money and commodities to flow into Gaza and thereby improving its political support. According to Hamas’s calculations, negotiation by arms was the group’s only option.
In the current round of fighting, Hamas has demonstrated improvements in three broad military dimensions.The first involves taking the initiative. This move has benefited Hamas immensely, by implicitly preventing Israel from launching an efficient surprise first strike. Indeed, the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) first-strike capability has proved a key characteristic of Israel’s recent operational successes. In Operation Cast Lead, in winter 2008-2009, Israel’s first strike, lasting 3:40 minutes, killed a third of all the militants killed during the entire operation. In Operation Pillar of Defense, in November 2012, Israel’s first strike eliminated most of Hamas’s long-range rockets. An early strike during Pillar of Defense also killed Hamas military commander Ahmed Jabari. This time, Hamas’s military wing seems to have been prepared for an Israeli counterstrike. The military leaders went underground, logistical units ensured that valuable assets were protected, and the organization dug in for a protracted fight.The second element displaying Hamas’s growth from past confrontations involves its “rocket economy.” Since the end of Pillar of Defense in late 2012, Hamas and other Gaza terror organizations have doubled their rocket arsenal, allowing some 120 rockets to be fired daily at various ranges. Indeed, Hamas has successfully surprised Israelis with its rockets’ range — namely, when its R-160 (a.k.a. the Syrian M-302 allegedly shipped by Iran) forced Israelis in the country’s central and northern sections to head for their shelters. Firing this many rockets at varied targets allows Hamas to pursue three key objectives: (1) to subject as much of the Israeli population as possible to constant rocket fire; (2) to try to exceed the saturation point of the Iron Dome air-defense system through heavy barrages; (3) and to prove that Hamas can stand on its own feet in the fighting, even as Israel operates in Gaza.Third, Israel’s ground operation has slowly revealed Hamas’s elaborate tunnel infrastructure. Thus far, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has discovered dozens of tunnels two to three kilometers in length, with multiple shafts. Offensively, this tunnel system allows Hamas terrorists to infiltrate into Israel and attempt mass killings at kibbutzim. A second offensive purpose of the tunnels is in allowing Hamas units to outflank Israeli forces in and around Gaza, and to attack them from the rear — a known military vulnerability. Defensively, the underground system within populated Gaza areas enables Hamas terrorists to move freely from post to post, evading IDF targeting. The tunnels thus make the organization more durable when fighting, while challenging the IDF’s Gaza position.Alongside its operational advances, Hamas has once again demonstrated the centrality of martyrdom to its military strategy and doctrine. Recently, a suicide bomber injured a number of IDF engineering soldiers when he blew himself up near an armored bulldozer. Furthermore, Hamas terrorist recruits sent across the Israeli border are well aware of their likely fate.On the psychological level, Hamas has invested in propaganda and information operations aimed at creating an image of victory and new accomplishment. In an asymmetric war such as this one, the weaker side must magnify its accomplishments in order to persuade its domestic audience and supporters abroad of its successes. Such a feat was attained by Hezbollah through creative propaganda during the 2006 Lebanon war, helping dramatically propel support for the group in Arab countries. Hamas is following this model by trying to create images of groundbreaking military operations. Alongside the rocket and underground campaigns, such advances include flying a drone in Israeli airspace and various primitive cyber operations. Finally, Hamas has demonstrated very effective command-and-control capabilities and resilience during this conflict. After over two weeks of fighting, Hamas still seems able to maintain communication lines between rocket units, ground units, and military leadership, as evidenced by each entity’s adherence to its operational plan — with each plan prepared and practiced over years. Furthermore, Hamas successfully launched combined operations involving artillery and infiltration of ground forces into Israel.
When the operation invariably ends, Hamas will try to claim clear victory by emphasizing three elements: the success of its military “surprises” (e.g., long-range rockets, tunnels, drones/ commando forces, cyber operations), its resilience during the operation, and its endurance against a more powerful and better-equipped enemy. In Hamas’s view, such emphases will help regain political support from various actors and enhanced near-term logistical and financial support from outside actors, mainly Iran.Nevertheless, to date, Hamas’s decision to initiate a confrontation with Israel seems to be incurring more political costs than benefits, as shown by Arab statements, especially from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, that Hamas should have agreed to the Egyptian ceasefire initiative.To prepare for future asymmetric conflicts, Israel and other countries will need to examine Hamas’s adaptation to Israel’s fighting doctrine. The necessity of such study extends well beyond Hamas. Indeed, other terror organizations across continents — from Hezbollah in Lebanon to Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria to ISIS in Iraq to Boko Haram in Nigeria — all learn quickly, absorbing successful strategies through loose operational networks. They will be eager to draw lessons from Hamas’s experience.Despite its clever tactics and well-planned military strategy, Hamas still has insufficient fighting capabilities to match Israeli intelligence, and defensive and offensive capabilities, on the battlefield. Other terror organizations, however, do have substantial capabilities, and they will likely employ enhanced Hamas tactics in the future.For Israel, the United States, and their partners, preparing for such eventualities is a critical and urgent task.Lt. Col. Alon Paz, Israel Defense Forces, is a Visiting Military Fellow at The Washington Institute. Nadav Pollak is a research assistant at the Institute.
Hamas' Tactic: Require Israel to Cause Civilian Casualties-by Alan M. Dershowitz-November 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Comment-As the rockets continue to fall in Israel and Gaza, it is important to understand Hamas's tactic and how the international community and the media are encouraging it. Hamas's tactic is as simple as it is criminal and brutal. Its leaders know that by repeatedly firing rockets at Israeli civilian areas, they will give Israel no choice but to respond. Israel's response will target the rockets and those sending them. In order to maximize their own civilian casualties, and thereby earn the sympathy of the international community and media, Hamas leaders deliberately fire their rockets from densely populated civilian areas. The Hamas fighters hide in underground bunkers but Hamas refuses to provide any shelter for its own civilians, whom they use as "human shields." This unlawful tactic puts Israel to a tragic choice: simply allow Hamas rockets to continue to target Israeli cities and towns; or respond to the rockets, with inevitable civilian casualties among the Palestinian "human shields."Every democracy would choose the latter option if presented with a similar choice. Although Israel goes to great efforts to reduce civilian casualties, the Hamas tactic is designed to maximize them. The international community and the media must understand this and begin to blame Hamas, rather than Israel, for the Palestinian civilians who are killed by Israeli rockets but whose deaths are clearly part of the Hamas tactic.Every reasonable commentator has agreed with President Obama that Hamas started this battle by firing thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians. Every reasonable commentator also agrees with President Obama that Israel has the right to defend its citizens. But many commentators fault Israel for causing Palestinian civilian casualties. But what is Israel's option, other than to simply allow rockets to be aimed at its own women and children. As President Obama observed when he went to Sderot as a candidate:The first job of any nation state is to protect its citizens. And so I can assure you that if… somebody was sending rockets into my house where my two daughters sleep at night, I'm going to do everything in my power to stop that. And I would expect Israelis to do the same thing.Israel should continue to make every effort to reduce civilian casualties, both because that is the humane thing to do and because it serves their interests. But so long as Hamas continues to fire rockets from densely populated civilian areas, rather than from the many open areas outside of Gaza City, this cynical tactic—which constitutes a double war crime—will guarantee that some Palestinian women and children will be killed. And the Hamas leadership prepares for this gruesome certainty by arranging for the dead babies to be paraded in front of the international media. In one such case, the Palestinian radicals posted a video of a dead baby who turned out to have been killed in Syria by the Assad government, and in another case, they displayed the body of a baby who had been killed by a Hamas rocket that misfired, falsely claiming that it had been the victim of an Israeli rocket.As Richard Kemp, the former commander of British forces in Afghanistan has said, the Israeli Army does "more to safeguard civilians than any Army in the history of warfare." This includes dropping leaflets, making phone calls and providing other warnings to civilian residents of Gaza City. But Hamas refuses to provide shelter for its civilians, deliberately exposing them to the risks associated with warfare, while it shelters its own fighters in underground bunkers.The Hamas tactic is also designed to prevent Israel from making peace with the Palestinian Authority. Even Israeli doves are concerned that if Israel ends its occupation of the West Bank, Hamas may take over that territory, as it took over Gaza shortly after Israel ended its occupation of that area. The West Bank is much closer to Israel's major population centers than Gaza. If Hamas were to fire rockets from the West Bank at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel would then have to respond militarily, as it has in Gaza. Once again, civilians would be killed, thus provoking international outcry against Israel.What we are seeing in Gaza today is a replay of what happened in 2008 and 2009, when Israel went into Gaza to stop the rocket fire. The result was the Goldstone report which put the blame squarely on Israel. This benighted report—condemned by most thoughtful people, and eventually even critiqued by Goldstone himself—has encouraged Hamas to go back to the tactic that resulted in international condemnation of Israel. This tactic will persist as long as the international community and the media persist in blaming Israel for civilian deaths caused by a deliberate Hamas tactic.