Hamas driving Israelis out of areas near Gaza
Rocket attacks by Hamas against Israel are not only killing Israelis. Not only injuring Israelis. Not only killing livestock. Not only destroying homes and property. But they are driving people out of southern Israel. Abandoned towns along the border are a dream come true for Hamas.
It is estimated that 70% of families within a region in Israel called the “Gaza envelope” are relocating to communities away from the border. The Gaza envelope is a strip of land within two kilometers of the border. That puts residents within mortar range. The Iron Dome is ineffective against mortars. And there are no warning sirens, either.
What a way to live.
Per Israel Matzav:
But if Jewish communities are abandoned, Hamas will step into the vacuum, as they did when the Jewish communities of Gaza were expelled (the government doesn't like me using that word, but that's the reality) nine years ago.
There has been a lot of talk recently about Gaza developing into a 'war of attrition.' There was a war of attrition along Israel's border with Egypt 45 years ago. That war - which lasted from 1968-69 - saw hundreds of casualties. But it was conducted along the Suez Canal. There were few civilians involved.
Given this situation, I don't understand why we're even discussing a cease fire. Hamas must be destroyed.
The writer is correct. Hamas must be destroyed.
And every one of us can do our part toward that end. Please contact your elected officials and every single member of the House Appropriations committee to tell them to stop funding the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNWRA).
The PA and Hamas are inextricably linked. By funding the PA, we are funding Hamas. The United States funding of terror must end.
UNWRA serves as an arm of Hamas allowing Hamas to store missiles and munitions in UNWRA facilities, fire rockets from UNWRA facilities, and set up headquarters in the basement of an UNWRA hospital.
Caroline Glick writes:
…UNWRA is subservient to Hamas. All UNWRA installations and personnel are controlled by Hamas. As a result, UNWRA is a subsidiary – willing or unwilling – of Hamas and all funds to UNWRA must be suspended until Hamas is no longer in control of Gaza.
The United States is the largest donor to UNWRA. We have no business funding any organization that aids and abets terror. Funding for UNWRA must end and they must be investigated for their unholy alliance with Hamas.
Hamas must be defeated. Cutting off funds is one place to start. Each of us can help make that happen. You don’t need to be a solider with the IDF to fight this battle.
Israel’s battle is our battle. Her future is our future.
Please make your voice heard before it is too late.