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Children are Hamas' favorite PR tool.

Foreign media already are running over  each other with unconfirmed Hamas claims of dead children and instant analyses that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision to send ground troops into Gaza precludes bloodbath.

Israel has everything to lose and nothing to gain by standing pat and continuing to gamble that Hamas will not score a direct hit a crowded mall, school or factory while the terrorist regime’s policy of using human shields thwarts the Air Force’s ability to rid Gaza of terrorists and storerooms of thousands of rockets and missiles.

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Hamas has nothing to gain from a ceasefire, which would strengthen the hand of its rival Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

“Operation Death Wish” is how The Jewish Press described Hamas large-scale attacks on virtually all of Israel, and by all accounts, Hamas has lived up to the name.

If it was counting on Netanyahu to be too afraid to order ground troops into Gaza, it again was mistaken.

If it was counting on the international community to stop Israel, it again was mistaken.

Israel will not win many compliments from foreign media and from supposedly friendly countries, with the possible exception of Canada.

President Barack Obama has been more or less quiet since Israel launched the Protective Edge counter-terror campaign 10 days ago.  He has opposed a ground operation, but Israel no longer considers him as its de facto Secretary of Defense.

Hamas’ decision to bomb try to explode rockets in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and even Haifa finally got the message across to the Israeli government to stop playing footisie.

After a decade of sustaining approximately 15,000 mortar shells, rocket and missile attacks and  after retaliating only enough to draw a ceasefire until the next round of attacks, the government now is ready to admit it is “kill or be killed.”

Hamas’ best weapon right now is the international media. After Wednesday’s raid of a Gaza beach used by terrorists but also crowded with children, several of whom were killed in the bombing, Hamas is reporting that children have been killed left and right.

Foreign media lap up the reports without verifying the facts.

However, one offsetting factor was an official announcement by Egypt late Thursday night, “It is all Hamas’ fault” for not accepting a ceasefire. Hamas in effect gave Israel the green light to hit back at Hamas as hard as it can.

Israel’s decision hold up its head and enter Gaza, even if it means a long-term operation and turns Israel into an “occupier,” puts the international media in its place. It can report deaths of women and children, but it cannot disguise the well-documented fact that Hamas is guilty of war crimes by using innocent civilians as shields for terrorists.

The discovery by UNWRA of a Hamas stockpile of weapons in one of its schools Thursday is only the tip of the iceberg.

Hamas will have a harder time ever in trying to win the war for PR, but if that is the only war it can win, it will be left with nothing.

Sympathy from The New York Times, CNN and the U.S. State Dept. is not going to buy Gazans a sack of potatoes.

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180 COMMENTS

  1. Was always going to come with this. Two attempts to get a cease-fire/truce with Hamas failed and in light of the massive rocket attacks after the end of yesterday’s humanitarian cease-fire, euphemism for allowing time for Hamas to reorganise, it was always going to end up with a ground attack.

  2. I say take off the gloves and for every rocket fired by Hamas, Israel answers with 1,000. Unfortunately I think Israel will have to do what the US did with Japan (minus the A bomb). Israel simply needs to destroy everything and bring the society to its knees. In regards to any rebuilding, let the Arabs spend their oil money or better yet the Palestinians can all go to Egypt and Jordan since that’s what Palestinians are anyway.

  3. The whole civilised world watches with sympathy ISRAEL; The Lord knows HAMAS has made a death wish; there will be casualties; try your best IDF to minimise casualties on your side; HAMAS HAS DEFINITELY PUSHED YOU THIS FAR; its a dirty job but someone has to do it; SILENCE THEM AND DESTROY WHATEVER STOCKPILES OF WEAPONS THEY HAVE; blow them to the next world; hunt their leaders down wherever they are and rid the world of this CONTAGIOUS VIRUS;

    GOD SPEED IDF; the LORD GRANT YOU VICTORY AND SUCCES IN YOUR CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE; be prepared to draft a new constitution for GAZA under democracy and freedom of speech; TO HELL WITH HAMAS!!!!!!!!

  4. The whole civilised world watches with sympathy ISRAEL; The Lord knows HAMAS has made a death wish; there will be casualties; try your best IDF to minimise casualties on your side; HAMAS HAS DEFINITELY PUSHED YOU THIS FAR; its a dirty job but someone has to do it; SILENCE THEM AND DESTROY WHATEVER STOCKPILES OF WEAPONS THEY HAVE; blow them to the next world; hunt their leaders down wherever they are and rid the world of this CONTAGIOUS VIRUS;

    GOD SPEED IDF; the LORD GRANT YOU VICTORY AND SUCCES IN YOUR CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE; be prepared to draft a new constitution for GAZA under democracy and freedom of speech; TO HELL WITH HAMAS!!!!!!!!

  5. The whole civilised world watches with sympathy ISRAEL; The Lord knows HAMAS has made a death wish; there will be casualties; try your best IDF to minimise casualties on your side; HAMAS HAS DEFINITELY PUSHED YOU THIS FAR; its a dirty job but someone has to do it; SILENCE THEM AND DESTROY WHATEVER STOCKPILES OF WEAPONS THEY HAVE; blow them to the next world; hunt their leaders down wherever they are and rid the world of this CONTAGIOUS VIRUS;

    GOD SPEED IDF; the LORD GRANT YOU VICTORY AND SUCCES IN YOUR CAMPAIGN FOR PEACE; be prepared to draft a new constitution for GAZA under democracy and freedom of speech; TO HELL WITH HAMAS!!!!!!!!

  6. This is not Good to photograph our children like this is like imitating the photo’s of Muslim children holding weapons and being trained to Hate & Kill . Where we teach our children about all that is GOOD and not to Hate but to treat everyone the way you want to be treated! So please remove this Post & open a New Post similar to the One of a Jewish Child with his arm on his Muslim friends shoulder AMEN Shalom AVRAM

  7. This is not Good to photograph our children like this is like imitating the photo’s of Muslim children holding weapons and being trained to Hate & Kill . Where we teach our children about all that is GOOD and not to Hate but to treat everyone the way you want to be treated! So please remove this Post & open a New Post similar to the One of a Jewish Child with his arm on his Muslim friends shoulder AMEN Shalom AVRAM

  8. This is not Good to photograph our children like this is like imitating the photo’s of Muslim children holding weapons and being trained to Hate & Kill . Where we teach our children about all that is GOOD and not to Hate but to treat everyone the way you want to be treated! So please remove this Post & open a New Post similar to the One of a Jewish Child with his arm on his Muslim friends shoulder AMEN Shalom AVRAM

  9. Amen, amen, amen. He clearly knows he’s on his own and he’s doing what he was put in office to do: protect the people in Israel–who by the way includes 1000s of non-Israeli citizens, tourists from around the world, including American teens. This is about protecting the WORLD, about someone finally standing up to Hammas and terrorists.

  10. THE JEW’S ALONE
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/ronn-torossian/israel-in-1968-2014-the-jews-are-alone/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7692890219-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag&utm_term=0_57e32c1dad-7692890219-156637081

    A world that did not lift a finger when Hitler was wiping out six million Jewish men, women, and children is now saying that the Jewish state of Israel will not survive if it does not come to terms with the Arabs.

    No one in this universe has the right and the competence to tell Israel what it has to do in order to survive. On the contrary, it is Israel that can tell us what to do. It can tell us that we shall not survive if we do not cultivate and celebrate courage, if we coddle traitors and deserters, bargain with terrorists, court enemies, and scorn friends.

    President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry should heed these words – and stop kowtowing to terrorists.

    They’d also do well to leave Israel alone – Israel remains the only country in the world that suffers universal criticism and condemnation.

    There is a cry of outrage all over the world when people died in Vietnam or when two Blacks were executed in Rhodesia. But, when Hitler slaughtered Jews no one demonstrated against him. The Swedes, who were ready to break off diplomatic relations with America because of what we did in Vietnam, did not let out a peep when Hitler was slaughtering Jews. They sent Hitler choice iron ore, and ball bearings, and serviced his troops in Norway. The Jews are alone in the world.

    Indeed, in February 2014, in Central Africa, 800,000 Muslims have fled their homes, and an entire nation’s Muslims are endangered. It’s not news – yet every time the Jews lift a finger to protect themselves, the world goes nuts. As it was in 1968 when Hoffer wrote this article it is in the year 2014, when the world endlessly condemns and criticizes Israel – the Jews are alone in the world.

  11. THE JEW’S ALONE
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/ronn-torossian/israel-in-1968-2014-the-jews-are-alone/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7692890219-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag&utm_term=0_57e32c1dad-7692890219-156637081

    A world that did not lift a finger when Hitler was wiping out six million Jewish men, women, and children is now saying that the Jewish state of Israel will not survive if it does not come to terms with the Arabs.

    No one in this universe has the right and the competence to tell Israel what it has to do in order to survive. On the contrary, it is Israel that can tell us what to do. It can tell us that we shall not survive if we do not cultivate and celebrate courage, if we coddle traitors and deserters, bargain with terrorists, court enemies, and scorn friends.

    President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry should heed these words – and stop kowtowing to terrorists.

    They’d also do well to leave Israel alone – Israel remains the only country in the world that suffers universal criticism and condemnation.

    There is a cry of outrage all over the world when people died in Vietnam or when two Blacks were executed in Rhodesia. But, when Hitler slaughtered Jews no one demonstrated against him. The Swedes, who were ready to break off diplomatic relations with America because of what we did in Vietnam, did not let out a peep when Hitler was slaughtering Jews. They sent Hitler choice iron ore, and ball bearings, and serviced his troops in Norway. The Jews are alone in the world.

    Indeed, in February 2014, in Central Africa, 800,000 Muslims have fled their homes, and an entire nation’s Muslims are endangered. It’s not news – yet every time the Jews lift a finger to protect themselves, the world goes nuts. As it was in 1968 when Hoffer wrote this article it is in the year 2014, when the world endlessly condemns and criticizes Israel – the Jews are alone in the world.

  12. THE JEW’S ALONE
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/ronn-torossian/israel-in-1968-2014-the-jews-are-alone/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7692890219-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag&utm_term=0_57e32c1dad-7692890219-156637081

    A world that did not lift a finger when Hitler was wiping out six million Jewish men, women, and children is now saying that the Jewish state of Israel will not survive if it does not come to terms with the Arabs.

    No one in this universe has the right and the competence to tell Israel what it has to do in order to survive. On the contrary, it is Israel that can tell us what to do. It can tell us that we shall not survive if we do not cultivate and celebrate courage, if we coddle traitors and deserters, bargain with terrorists, court enemies, and scorn friends.

    President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry should heed these words – and stop kowtowing to terrorists.

    They’d also do well to leave Israel alone – Israel remains the only country in the world that suffers universal criticism and condemnation.

    There is a cry of outrage all over the world when people died in Vietnam or when two Blacks were executed in Rhodesia. But, when Hitler slaughtered Jews no one demonstrated against him. The Swedes, who were ready to break off diplomatic relations with America because of what we did in Vietnam, did not let out a peep when Hitler was slaughtering Jews. They sent Hitler choice iron ore, and ball bearings, and serviced his troops in Norway. The Jews are alone in the world.

    Indeed, in February 2014, in Central Africa, 800,000 Muslims have fled their homes, and an entire nation’s Muslims are endangered. It’s not news – yet every time the Jews lift a finger to protect themselves, the world goes nuts. As it was in 1968 when Hoffer wrote this article it is in the year 2014, when the world endlessly condemns and criticizes Israel – the Jews are alone in the world.

  13. Time to kick a– and take names !!!…..This is one American that’s had enough with the US Government poking it’s nose into the affairs of Israel. Anybody who can create an oasis out of wasteland in just 66 years. Doesn’t need any “input” from outsiders on how to run their nation.

  14. Still praying for your nation. I certainly am glad that they do not listen to Obama, as that would be a wrong move. The Republican religious right has always been the pro Israel side of US politics, as we see Israel, and the Jews, as our patriarchs so-to-speak. We are the ones that would try to put Israel first, where the Democrats are getting more- and more- and more- and more sympathetic to Islam. End Times Bible Prophecy Channel by Carrie Geren Scoggins …..End Times Prophecy News Update Carrie Geren Scoggins program and webcast webcast…. Carrie Geren Scoggins Political Newsletter Bible Prophecy Times Edition

  15. Great quote from the article, “President Barack Obama has been more or less quiet since Israel launched the Protective Edge counter-terror campaign 10 days ago. He has opposed a ground operation, but Israel no longer considers him as its de facto Secretary of Defense.”

  16. Ismail Deniz Israel isn’t struggling. They have made the land flourish since they returned and have amazing technological advancements even in the face of constant turmoil that they have done everything possible to avoid. They would be just fine if terrorists would stop attacking them.

  17. Ismail Deniz Israel isn’t struggling. They have made the land flourish since they returned and have amazing technological advancements even in the face of constant turmoil that they have done everything possible to avoid. They would be just fine if terrorists would stop attacking them.

  18. AT LAST THE POLITICALLY CORRECTNESS HAS STOPPED!!!! SAY IT AS IT IS……HAMAS IS TERROR!!!! AMERICA…..WAKE UP….SEPTEMBER 11 HAS OBVIOUSLY SLIPPED YOUR MIND!!! ISRAEL HAS TO DEAL WITH DAILY ATTACKS …….TIME TO GET THE BASTARDS!!! (excuse me but I am so angry!)

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