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“In the fog of war,” goes an old and time-tested saying, “the first casualty is truth.”
Few comments about the genocidal campaign launched against the Jews by Hamas exemplify this better than Fox News’ anchor Shannon Bream’s on-air statement that the majority of Palestinians do not support Hamas. Oh? Hamas is the elected government of Gaza, and has been so since the Israelis in 2005 voluntarily ended their occupation of what was even then a launching pad for unprovoked terrorist attacks on Jewish population centers –internationally recognized as war crimes.
There are two main parties of Palestinian Arabs, Hamas and Fatah. A September poll shows that in an election the head of Hamas would beat the Fatah leader 58% to 37%. More importantly both openly share the same goal: the destruction of the Jewish state and the elimination of Jews in the land “between the River and the Sea.”
Has there been a Palestinian leader or protest in Gaza or the West Bank, or abroad, that has denounced the Nazi atrocities perpetrated by Hamas against Jewish women, children, and entire defenseless families on October 7? Is there a Palestinian Party that recognizes Israel or even the right of Israel to exist?
From its inception in the 1920s, the Palestinian movement has drawn inspiration from rabid Jew haters in Europe, and Germany in particular. In the 1930’s the Muslim Brotherhood translated Mein Kampf into Arabic. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem – the George Washington of the Palestinian national movement – was an ardent admirer of Hitler. When World War II broke out, he moved to Berlin where he recruited an Arab legion for Hitler and laid plans to create an Auschwitz in the Middle East. When the state of Israel was created by the UN in 1948, it was attacked by five Arab dictatorships, whose rallying cry was “Push the Jews into the sea.” The sick left generates Jew hatred by calling them colonial settlers. Actually, Jews have inhabited the land of Israel for millennia.
The campaign to destroy the Jewish state and its Jews has always been a campaign to ethnically cleanse the Middle East the way the Nazis had attempted to cleanse Europe. It’s justifying rationale – “free Palestine from Israeli occupation” is an easily disproven lie. Israel was not created on Arab land. It was created the same way Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Syria were created: out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. The Turks are not Arabs let alone “Palestinians” – a national identity which did not exist at the time of Israel’s creation. The language, religion, culture of the Arabs around the Jordan River is identical to that of the other Arabs in the Middle East. The land on which Israel and nations like Jordan were created was controlled by the Turks for four hundred years before the creation of the Jewish state. There was no movement for a nation called Palestine in all that time.
Jordan has a population seventy percent of whom identify as “Palestinians.” They are ruled by a Hashemite minority. There is no Palestinian campaign to free Jordan from its occupation by Hashemites. Nor was there any ‘Palestinian’ campaign to free the West Bank when Jordan controlled it or Gaza when it was under Egyptian rule. The Palestinian movement is a Nazi campaign to destroy the Jewish state and eliminate its Jews. This is the mentality behind the beheading of Jewish babies and the brutal murders of entire defenseless Jewish families.
The actual invention of the Palestine identity for the campaign against the Jews did not take place until 1964 in the West Bank and 1967 in Gaza – 16 and 19 years after the creation of the Jewish state. The newly invented nationality was the brainchild of the KGB and the Egyptian dictator Nasser whose armies spear-headed the 1948 war to destroy Israel at its birth. The cynical calculation behind the invention of a Palestinian national identity was that the PLO call to “Push the Jews into the sea” was not likely to win allies Nasser and the KGB persuaded the PLO that the creation of a national identity called “Palestine” would allow them to portray their murderous plans to kill the Jews as a resistance to oppression and a fight for self-determination.
In other words, “Palestine” is an invented national identity created for the express purpose of making the land between the river and the sea what the Nazis themselves called Juden rein – Jew free. Unfortunately, the world is full of useful ignoramuses and anti-Semites who lap these lies up and support their Nazi agendas.
The roots of Islamic Jew hatred did not originate with the Nazis though the so-called Palestinians often refer to their goal as an attempt “to finish the job that Hitler started.” They actually go back more than a thousand years to the prophet Mohammed, who made this proclamation to his followers:
The Day of Judgment will not come until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say, ‘O Muslim, O servant of God, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.’
This proclamation is quoted in full in the 1988 Hamas Charter, otherwise known as the Covenant of the Islamic Resistance, and accurately expresses the religious inspiration of the Jew hatred that struck the innocent on October 7, 2023 and created the worst massacre of Jews for being Jews since the Holocaust.