Israeli Channel 10 has quoted Brig.-Gen. Miki Edelstien, head of Israel Occupation Force (IOF) ’Gaza Command’ saying that Hamas authorities are preventing all military activities against the Zionist entity and even controlling anti-Israel protests.
“Hamas leaders, both military and political, are doing everything to maintain restraint. One of their most important brigades is now acting as border police, with 800 combatants taking shifts and preventing all sort of tiny organization that want to fire rockets or place roadside bombs,” said Edelstein (Hebrew to English translation posted by the Jewish International Business Times, December 3, 2013).
“Today Hamas knows where we operate. We tell them in advance and Hamas place its own people on the other side to keep the peace. There is no guarantee the cooperation will last for long but for now it has brought about very restraint activities against Israel,” said Edelstein.
Now, see how the Zionist regime rewarded Gaza’s 1.8 million inhabitants for Hamas’ cooperation to save the Zionist entity from the “tiny resistance organizations”?
The Jew York Times reported on November 21, 2013 that 13 sewerage stations in the Gaza Strip have either overflowed or are close to overflowing, and 3.5 million cubic feet of raw sewage find their way to the Mediterranean Sea on a daily basis. The sanitation department may soon no longer be able to pump drinking water to Gaza homes. Read more here.
In case you didn’t know, in February 2013, Jewish Al-Monitor website had claimed that Hamas was thinking of recognizing Israel!
Hamas emerged as an alternative to the failure of secular PLO, which as result of Israeli invasion of Lebanon (1982) was forced to move to Tunisia – thus leaving Palestinians to protect themselves from the Zionazi military attacks. The 1987 popular uprising by the Native Muslims and Christians in Gazzah and West Bank (Intifada I) was the result of people’s shift of emphasis from the secular, leftist tone of PLO to an Islamic understanding of the situation, reflecting the instincts of Muslim Palestinian and the success of Islamic movement in Iran. Read more here.
Both Hamas and Islamic Jihad are Sunni Muslim resistance groups. The only Muslim government which support them is Shia Muslim Iran and Lebanese Shia resistance Hizbullah. All three have suffered immensely at the hands of Zionist-controlled Western world. On the occasion of 2013 International Al-Quds Day, both Iranian president Sheikh Hassan Rouhani and Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, pledged continued support for Hamas and Islamic Jihad even though they differ with Hamas policy toward president Bashar al-Assad.