The Palestinians’ Genocide Rally

P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and translator living in Beersheva and author of the book Choosing Life in Israel. 


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The Palestinians have been in the news thanks to Newt Gingrich calling them an “invented” people seeking Israel’s destruction. A Palestinian event a couple of days later got much less coverage—even though it bore out at least the second part of that description.

Hamas, which rules Gaza and won the Palestinian parliamentary elections resoundingly in 2006, has celebrated the 24th anniversary of its founding with a gala gathering of 350,000 in Gaza City. At it Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh proclaimed:

Resistance is the way and it is the strategic choice to liberate Palestine from the (Jordan) river to the (Mediterranean) sea and to remove the invaders from the blessed land of Palestine…. Hamas, together with other stubborn resistance factions, will lead the people towards uprising after uprising until all of Palestine is liberated.

The crowd, for its part, responded with chants of “We will never recognize Israel.”

To honor the event Hamas’s military wing Izzadin al-Qassam released a statement saying it had killed 1,365 Israelis, perpetrated 1,117 attacks against Israel including 87 suicide bombings, and fired 11,093 rockets at Israeli targets. As Evelyn Gordon notes,

Hamas’ boasts are almost certainly exaggerated: It claims “credit” for more than 80 percent of all Israeli casualties since 1987, whereas Israeli data shows a much more equal distribution between Hamas and its rival, Fatah, aka Israel’s “peace partner.”…

In other words, Hamas’s bloodlust is so intense that it takes “credit” even beyond its actual record of slaughter of men, women, and children. That record includes, for instance (in collaboration with Palestinian Islamic Jihad), the bombing of the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem in 2001, which killed 18, including children aged ten, eight, four, and two.

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  • Brujo Blanco

    We need to stop financing our terrorist enemies now. We need to stop financing the murders of Jews.

    • ProudInfidel12

      You are correct, and it's not just the Jews who need protection from these vermin. ANY infidel is at risk of attack by muslims. In parts of Africa, black Christians have been slaughtered by black/arab muslims, for years. While I know the attack on Jews is very sensitive, given the history of persecution the Jews have endured, but Jews and Christians must form a union to combat the real enemy to them both, and the world, in general.

  • Nitzachon

    Underserving of sympathy, aid, peoplehood, statehood and much else besides.

    • ziontruth

      Richly deserving of being expelled en masse from the land they're stealing from the one and only true Palestinian nation, the Jewish nation.

  • StephenD

    “are the “Palestinian people” with their genocidal ethos a fitting destination for U.S. aid?”

    I thought it was ILLEGAL for anyone to provide aid in any way to Terrorist persons or organizations. Hamas is designated a Terrorist Organization. They have partnered with the “Fatah” regime. This partnership should make all aid to Fatah illegal. Giving to one is the same as giving to the other, The choice was made by the “Palestinians” and not America. They decided to partner with Hamas. They would rather have ties with Hamas instead of with us. I say, let them and good riddance.

    • Marjorie

      Wonderfully said, and totally true. God bless Israel!!!

  • Ken

    All U.S. foreign aid should be discontinued except to those countries that are clearly shown to be our allies, and then only if they really need it. America has been the world's welfare provider for years, much to the detriment of our own people. It has to stop!!

  • HertmitLion

    The Gazans have no real identity besides being murderers of Jews.

    Why is a culture that has nothing to boast about but the murder of others, a culture whose only achievement is a yearly body count, worthy of receiving American tax-payer's money?

  • stern

    Hands up anyone who believes that if (when?) Hamas is elected as the government of all Palestinians, the world will stop providing aid?

    In that immortal Bronx phrase, fuggedaboutit!

    No matter what the Palestinians do, no matter who they choose to govern them, no matter how many Jews they kill, no matter how barbaric their terrorism, no matter how many of their own civilians they put in harm's way, the West – and the US – will continue supporting them, providing them with more aid per capita than any other population in the world.

    All of which begs the question: Why?

    I think we all know the answer.

  • Marty

    Are these the people that Secretary of Defense panetta demanded the Israelis come to the table to discuss peace? What is there to be negotiated between Israel and hamas? Perhaps it is the schedule for genocide to be preceded, of course, by humiliations and rapes of Jews by courageous and peace-loving muslims. Is panetta suggesting that Israel simply dismantle its national defense and trust genocidal sociopaths to preserve human rights and democracy? I must be confused. Can someone provide a response? Many thanks.

  • LindaRivera

    PLO Leader: "THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE DOES NOT EXIST"

    March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper "Trouw" published an interview with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein:

    "The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct "Palestinian people" to oppose Zionism."

  • LindaRivera

    The peace process is a term coined to DECEIVE. The peace process has been and will always be the planned Islamic conquest of Israel and the planned Second Holocaust of Jews.

  • mrbean

    Muslims have chosen the rules of the game. Jews should let them know in no uncertain terms what "Never Again" means. As for the Palestinian Muslims, it is a matter of record that Palestinians strap munitions on their own women and children and send them out on homicide-suicide missions to murder other innocent Jewish women and children in markets, restuarants, on school buses, and in their homes. The Palestinians in their own words and by their actions are committed to the genocide of the Jewish people therefore, have foreited their rights to even exist at all let alone be given a UN and US sanctioned terrorist state.

    • Marjorie

      The death of the murdering so called palestinians will come in time. Just difficult getting there. God Bless Israel and your Prime Minister B. Natenyahu. I pray for the peace of Jeruselum. Amen.

  • Terry

    The Middle East inexorably lurches towards another racist war against the Jews. This time, the US might like to let Israel finish its enemies off for good. And afterwards, the pretend Palis will be jsut a figment of history, an illegitimate wannabe people invented to invite its own destruction.

    Am Yisroel Chai!!!