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Hamas

Military force is an option that our people resort to because nothing else works.
Hamas

A Brief History of Revolution

With every threat to me, I feel proud that I am a bone in the enemy’s throat. When the enemy chases me, threatens me and tries to assassinate me, it makes me feel that I am walking, thanks be to God, on the right path.

People who want the liberation of their land, self-determination, independence and freedom from occupation must be patient. They have no choice other than sacrifice and resistance. Our people are noble and have practiced this for dozens of years and will continue to do so.

Military force is an option that our people resort to because nothing else works. Israel’s conduct and the collusion of the international community, whether through silence or indifference or actual embroilment, vindicate armed resistance. We would love to see this conflict resolved peacefully. If occupation were to come to an end and our people enabled to exercise self-determination in their homeland, there would then be no need for any use of force.

Khaled Meshal, Damascus-based leader of Hamas


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Anonymous

Only in European or North American cirlces is it acceptable that Israel exist while Palestine does not. The truth is Israel should not have been created in 1948 out of Palestine but western guilt let it be. Any objective historian can tell you Palestine was not Britain's or the UN's to give to the zionists of Europe!

If Israel wants to continue to exist it must make ammends to the Palestinians and its neighbours instead of pretending its the victim here. If any of us talking here were Palestinians living under the Israeli jackboot, I don't believe for a second we would be criticizing Hamas for using violence against the Israelis. Its been 70 years and nothing has gotten better for the Palestinians; only worse!

We could stop the need for violence though! If Canada, USA and other western supporters of Israel placed a full arms, trade and cultural embargo on Israel until a just peace was reached you would see it happen, probably within one year! It worked for South Africa! But in the west we support the aggressor here, we keep the injustice going. And BTW, Israel is only a democracy if you're an Israeli not a Palestinian. Different laws, different rights!

Anonymous

Only in European or North American cirlces is it acceptable that Israel exist while Palestine does not. The truth is Israel should not have been created in 1948 out of Palestine but western guilt let it be. Any objective historian can tell you Palestine was not Britain's or the UN's to give to the zionists of Europe!

If Israel wants to continue to exist it must make ammends to the Palestinians and its neighbours instead of pretending its the victim here. If any of us talking here were Palestinians living under the Israeli jackboot, I don't believe for a second we would be criticizing Hamas for using violence against the Israelis. Its been 70 years and nothing has gotten better for the Palestinians; only worse!

We could stop the need for violence though! If Canada, USA and other western supporters of Israel placed a full arms, trade and cultural embargo on Israel until a just peace was reached you would see it happen, probably within one year! It worked for South Africa! But in the west we support the aggressor here, we keep the injustice going. And BTW, Israel is only a democracy if you're an Israeli not a Palestinian. Different laws, different rights!

David Weis

The only solution now is for one state shared by both Palestinians and Jewish European and Americans.
Though even this is a far cry from justice from the real issue which is the Euro-centric division of a non-European country to provide residence for Europeans.
WTF! Are you kidding me?
This is the fundamental flaw in ALL Zionist and pro-Israeli "logic". It presupposes a moral superiority such that a Western body of states or perhaps more accurately a body states CONTROLLED by Western ones is entitled to determine the destiny of a non-Western country, land or people. IE the "U.N" or League of Nations as it was called prior to 1945.
How can anyone take seriously a "mandate" by such a body calling for the division of a non-members homeland (Palestine) to assuage the guilt of a European war against a religious minority in EUROPE??
Preposterous!
If the world, as Zionist sympathizers, will tell us felt such sorrow for the Jews of Europe for their suffering at the hands of other Europeans GIVE THEM HALF OF SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRY!
What blatant racism to "give" European Jews half of Palestine. Nigga' please!
This is the starting point for understanding why "Israel" is doomed to a speedy demise and why now the only possible solution for peace is to give back what was stolen by the Zionist Death Squads and disband the racist machine just it was done in South Africa.
One state is coming.
Apartheid will end.
Those who support racist zionist dogma will be revealed as the frauds they are. Their entire lives flushed down the historical toilet of failed racist plots.
Get out now while you can still save your integrity.
Or be judged rightly by history as those who clung madly to a sinking ship of fools.

David Weis

The only solution now is for one state shared by both Palestinians and Jewish European and Americans.
Though even this is a far cry from justice from the real issue which is the Euro-centric division of a non-European country to provide residence for Europeans.
WTF! Are you kidding me?
This is the fundamental flaw in ALL Zionist and pro-Israeli "logic". It presupposes a moral superiority such that a Western body of states or perhaps more accurately a body states CONTROLLED by Western ones is entitled to determine the destiny of a non-Western country, land or people. IE the "U.N" or League of Nations as it was called prior to 1945.
How can anyone take seriously a "mandate" by such a body calling for the division of a non-members homeland (Palestine) to assuage the guilt of a European war against a religious minority in EUROPE??
Preposterous!
If the world, as Zionist sympathizers, will tell us felt such sorrow for the Jews of Europe for their suffering at the hands of other Europeans GIVE THEM HALF OF SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRY!
What blatant racism to "give" European Jews half of Palestine. Nigga' please!
This is the starting point for understanding why "Israel" is doomed to a speedy demise and why now the only possible solution for peace is to give back what was stolen by the Zionist Death Squads and disband the racist machine just it was done in South Africa.
One state is coming.
Apartheid will end.
Those who support racist zionist dogma will be revealed as the frauds they are. Their entire lives flushed down the historical toilet of failed racist plots.
Get out now while you can still save your integrity.
Or be judged rightly by history as those who clung madly to a sinking ship of fools.

Anonymous

Israel fought and died for that land. In 1948, when the entire force of nearby neighboring countries came to the Palestinian people's "aid", it was the Jews who had survived the most horrific genocide in recorded history who stood up and defended what they knew to be the only home they have left in the world.
This is how countries are made, my a mass of people coming into a seemingly ungoverned territory, cultivating the land, and dieing in order to protect it. Every other country in existence has done this to some degree, why not let Israel claim what is rightfully theirs?

The past is one thing, but the current state of affairs is something horribly different. The country is teetering on the fence on whether it will listen to the mostly reform majority and turn into a democratic state, or listen to the right wing fundamentalists and continue its spiral into the dark pages of history. It's my hope that peace does eventually come in a one or more likely two state solution, but Hamas is doing all it can to stop this from happening. They believe that Israel should not exist. Period. This is unrealistic and a complete power grab for those in power to gain control over the masses. How can peace prosper when one side doesn't even recognize the other's right to exist? It is insane. And Hamas is delusional for thinking that a history of civil war, bloodshed, terrorist actions, and proxy wars will bring about any lasting public security.

Anonymous

Israel fought and died for that land. In 1948, when the entire force of nearby neighboring countries came to the Palestinian people's "aid", it was the Jews who had survived the most horrific genocide in recorded history who stood up and defended what they knew to be the only home they have left in the world.
This is how countries are made, my a mass of people coming into a seemingly ungoverned territory, cultivating the land, and dieing in order to protect it. Every other country in existence has done this to some degree, why not let Israel claim what is rightfully theirs?

The past is one thing, but the current state of affairs is something horribly different. The country is teetering on the fence on whether it will listen to the mostly reform majority and turn into a democratic state, or listen to the right wing fundamentalists and continue its spiral into the dark pages of history. It's my hope that peace does eventually come in a one or more likely two state solution, but Hamas is doing all it can to stop this from happening. They believe that Israel should not exist. Period. This is unrealistic and a complete power grab for those in power to gain control over the masses. How can peace prosper when one side doesn't even recognize the other's right to exist? It is insane. And Hamas is delusional for thinking that a history of civil war, bloodshed, terrorist actions, and proxy wars will bring about any lasting public security.

Anonymous

What a load of bulls**t. Israel is the aggressor, and always has been. There is nothing noble, nor Jewish about Israel as it is now. They have consistently spit upon the Palestinian peoples, they have deprived them of life and liberty and here you are trying to paint Israel as the victim?

Jewish people of conscience do not support Israel.

"And Israel is delusional for thinking that a history of civil war, bloodshed, terrorist actions, and proxy wars will bring about any lasting public security".

Would you like a list of quotes from upstanding Zionists and their determination to wipe out all of the "dirty Arabs"? Because that can be done.

Anonymous

What a load of bulls**t. Israel is the aggressor, and always has been. There is nothing noble, nor Jewish about Israel as it is now. They have consistently spit upon the Palestinian peoples, they have deprived them of life and liberty and here you are trying to paint Israel as the victim?

Jewish people of conscience do not support Israel.

"And Israel is delusional for thinking that a history of civil war, bloodshed, terrorist actions, and proxy wars will bring about any lasting public security".

Would you like a list of quotes from upstanding Zionists and their determination to wipe out all of the "dirty Arabs"? Because that can be done.

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