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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Efraim Inbar: No Economic Aid to Hamas-Ruled Gaza

The following by Efraim Inbar is reposted here with permission of the Middle East Forum

No Economic Aid to Hamas-Ruled Gaza

by Efraim Inbar
BESA Center Perspectives
July 29, 2014
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The developing international consensus to offer Gaza economic aid in exchange for a ceasefire is a moral and strategic mistake. As long as Hamas rules Gaza, funds sent to Gaza are likely to be used for aggression against Israel and the personal use of Hamas leaders. The world should not be rewarding the most extreme Palestinians for violence and terror.

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With terror tunnels costing $3 million apiece and all the concrete it can put its hands on, Hamas has neglected providing for the needs of the people in Gaza.
The developing international consensus to offer Gaza an economic package in order to convince Hamas to agree to a ceasefire is immoral and a strategic folly. It is also unlikely to be effective.

One of the main reasons for Hamas harassing several million Israelis by launching thousands of rockets and sending terrorists into Israel by tunnels, apart from the desire to kill Jews, is to rock the boat in order to get out of its dire economic conditions. Getting paid for stopping to shoot at Israeli civilians looks like the "protection money" collected by the Mafia.

The morality of pouring money into Gaza so that their civilians can live better remains questionable for as long as Hamas does not stop its terrorism against Israel. Unfortunately, establishing a clear connection between economic aid and political compliance is not on the agenda of the "peacemakers".

Monday, July 28, 2014

Arlene Kushner on the Damage Obama and Kerry Are Doing To Israel

From Arlene Kushner:
July 28, 2014

How It Is

A true story told last week by Col. Richard Kemp: He was given the opportunity to meet with several of our soldiers, and in one special instance met with a pilot in our air force. This pilot had had 17 missions aborted because civilians were spotted.  “You must be very frustrated,” said Col. Kemp, “going out on missions and being called back so many times.”

“Oh, no, sir” replied the pilot.  “I was glad.  I wouldn’t want it on my conscience that I had killed innocent people.”

Col. Kemp calls our army the most moral in the world.

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It seems as if we stand alone among the nations of the world.  Yes! there are individual people – very good people - with us. Some of them write to me.  Yet we face situations that are not just severely unacceptable, but unbelievable.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Growing Call For Hamas To Be Disarmed

It is becoming increasingly clear that the kind of ceasefire agreements between Hamas and Israel that brought temporary quiet in the past just won't do anymore. Given the range of missiles that Hamas has launched against civilian targets in Israel there is an increasing insistence that this time Hamas must be disarmed: