Gazans are beginning to voice their displeasure at Hamas for not stopping the war against Israel earlier, thus causing needless destruction and death in Gaza, according to a Makor Rishon report. But they are doing it carefully, so that Hamas doesn’t execute them too, as it did others who complained.
Gazans are upset that Hamas placed and fired rockets near their homes, causing their homes to be destroyed by the IDF, while those same rockets did minimal to no damage to Israel in return.
Hamaas could have accepted the cease fire when there were only 200 Gazans dead, one Gazan complained, but instead chose to continue to attack Israel, raising the number of dead to almost 2000.
Gazan sources are saying that Egypt plans to allow 5000 PA security forces into Gaza as part of the rehabilitation of Gaza and to handle the border crossings as well.
But some Gazans believe those same PA security forces may also be meant to help Gaza’s citizens resist and ultimately collapse Hamas.
The last time there were PA forces in Gaza was in 2007, when Hamas slaughtered the rival Fatah members, threw their bodies off rooftops, and just generally dismembered them as part of Hamas’s takeover of the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Qatar wants to transfer millions of dollars directly to Hamas.
Israel for its part won’t allow Qatari money to be delivered directly to Hamas, but rather it will go through a third party, be it a different Arab state such as Jordan or Egypt, or an international body.
One thing to watch with interest, is the possibly upcoming Palestinian Authority elections sometime within a year.
That’s where we’ll really see if the Gazans are actually upset with Hamas, or if it’s all talk.
Within the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria, Hamas is rapidly growing in popularity.