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originally posted by: PleiaDsClusterDck
And what does it tell you if the son of the founder of Hamas risked his life to escape Gaza, work with Israeli intelligence, and then defect to the USA?
That he's a biased source.
a reply to: Humanity4Ever
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: loam
I certainly didn't mean to imply that this is a small problem.
I didn't think that you did.
I just hear so often, from so many people that the extremists are a very small minority. People that say this need to pull their blinders off.
Heads on sticks: Sick ISIS video emerges showing 50 beheaded Syrian soldiers being impaled on poles and held aloft in Raqqa city
originally posted by: Mythos13
I did a search and did not find this anywhere, topic says it all.
“Hamas does not care about the lives of Palestinians, does not care about the lives of Israelis, or Americans; they don’t care about their own lives,” Yousef said. “They consider dying for sake of their ideology a way of worship.”
originally posted by: n00bUK
So basically HAMAS are just like Zionist Jews.
originally posted by: Fylgje
a reply to: Mythos13
I'm fairly certain that Hamas is controlled by Israel.
Hamas was founded by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, a Palestinian spiritual leader who became an activist in the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood after dedicating his early life to Islamic scholarship in Cairo. Beginning in the late 1960s, Yassin preached and performed charitable work in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, both of which were seized by Israeli forces following the 1967 Six-Day War. In 1973, he established al-Mujamma' al-Islami (the Islamic Center) to coordinate the Brotherhood's political activities in Gaza.
With its takeover of Gaza after the 1967 war with Egypt, Israel hunted down secular Palestinian Liberation Organization factions, but dropped the previous Egyptian rulers' harsh restrictions against Islamic activists. In fact, Israel for many years tolerated and at times encouraged Islamic activists and groups as a counterweight to the secular nationalists of the PLO and its dominant faction, Fatah en.wikipedia.org...
Thanks to the Mossad, Israel's "Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks", the Hamas was allowed to reinforce its presence in the occupied territories. Meanwhile, Arafat's Fatah Movement for National Liberation as well as the Palestinian Left were subjected to the most brutal form of repression and intimidation Let us not forget that it was Israel, which in fact created Hamas. According to Zeev Sternell, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Israel thought that it was a smart ploy to push the Islamists against the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO)". globalresearch.ca...
"Hamas, to my great regret, is Israel's creation," says Mr. Cohen, a Tunisian-born Jew who worked in Gaza for more than two decades. Responsible for religious affairs in the region until 1994, Mr. Cohen watched the Islamist movement take shape, muscle aside secular Palestinian rivals and then morph into what is today Hamas, a militant group that is sworn to Israel's destruction. Instead of trying to curb Gaza's Islamists from the outset, says Mr. Cohen, Israel for years tolerated and, in some cases, encouraged them as a counterweight to the secular nationalists of the Palestine Liberation Organization and its dominant faction, Yasser Arafat's Fatah. Israel cooperated with a crippled, half-blind cleric named Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, even as he was laying the foundations for what would become Hamas. Sheikh Yassin continues to inspire militants today; during the recent war in Gaza, Hamas fighters confronted Israeli troops with "Yassins," primitive rocket-propelled grenades named in honor of the cleric.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: TinfoilTP
Yes, Hamas needs to go. The Gazans support them so Hamas will stay. Israel is killing Hamas leaders, well Hamas anything, but they're just replaced with fresh blood. The Gazans consider themselves martyrs and with that mentality Hamas has no problems with the continuation of violence. They want Israel to kill innocent men, women, and children. They want Israel to destroy their homes and communities, displacing over a hundred thousand people.
Why do they want this? The only answer I can come up with is to simply make Israel look like vicious murders, like the vicious murders that Hamas is. Israel does a fine job being baited into such violence.