Is Hamas a Genuine Representative of Palestinian Interests or an Enemy?
Israel – Gaza – Hamas situation explained in 6 questions
In order to answer this question first we need to understand a few things:
1. Who is Hamas and what are it's agenda?
Hamas is a Sunni Islamist political and military organization. It has been committed since its inception to the genocidal destruction of the Jewish people.
Moreover, it shares with al-Qaeda and ISIS the objective of global Muslim conquest and views all Western countries as Crusader enemies, with the United States at the forefront.
2. Since when Hamas dominates Gaza?
Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip after winning the 2006 elections over its rival political party, Fatah. Since then the militant group controls Gaza while maintaining its commitment to armed resistance against Israel.
Iran provides it with material and financial support, and Turkey reportedly harbors some of its top leaders. Ismail Haniyeh, who currently serves as the political chief of Hamas, has been operating from Doha, Qatar, since 2020.
3. Is Hamas a terror organization?
Dozens of countries have designated Hamas a terrorist organization.
In the possession of terrorists who participated in an attack on settlements in southern Israel were found exact instructions for preparing a device for dispersing cyanide gas.
"Cutting off the heads of babies, a manual for abducting captives and instructions for the use of chemical substances for mass murder, are murderous patterns of action that testify to the attempt of the terrorist organization Hamas to trace back to ISIS"
Said the President of Israel Haim Herzog in an interview with sky news on 22.10.23
The Hamas will try to kill any Israeli, will it be a Jew, Christian or Arab-Muslim:
– Fatima Talkat, an Arab woman, was shot and murdered in her car on 7.10.23 by Hamas terrorists, when she was on her way to work with her husband and their six-month-old baby son.
In an attempt to protect the child, the husband hid with him in the car, along with Fatima's body, for four hours. Afterward, he concealed himself with the baby for an additional four hours inside an electrical pillar until Israeli soldiers came and saved them.
Fatima left behind her husband, and nine children.
Until now there were 19 Israeli Arabs that were murdered by the Hamas in the attack on 7.10 and due to the missiles launched into Israel since then.
US President Joe Biden described them as terrorists:
"The brutality of Hamas — this bloodthirstiness, brings to mind the worst rampages of ISIS. This is terrorism."
4. Does Hamas represent the Palestinian movement?
The Islamic State of Hamas does not represent the Palestinian national movement but is in fact a fundamentalist terrorist organization and a branch of the ISIS organization in the Gaza Strip.
It fully embraces both their ideology and their grotesque methods of terrorism and mass destruction.
5. Does Hamas represent the population of Gaza?
Evidence show that not only the Hamas use the population of Gaza strip as their human shields, but they also take advantage of their losses for propaganda.
Since the 7.10 the Hamas actively hurt and killed Palestinian innocent people in purpose to accuse Israel.
Gaza is one of the most densely populated urban areas on the planet, so using schools, hospitals and so on is integrated into Hamas's strategy, as they recognize that Israel will make significant efforts to protect innocent civilians..
"many Palestinians do not support Hamas. They condemn the violence against civilians. They express concern about Hamas's growing popularity as it does not have a great deal of political legitimacy within the West Bank. Many Palestinians have expressed serious concerns about the ways in which Hamas operates. And yet, it has captured support by virtue of positioning itself in the vanguard of resistance.
– Simon Mabon, Professor of International Politics at Lancaster University, interview to NDTV Oct. 23
"Hamas does not stand for the Palestinian people’s right to dignity and self-determination. Its stated purpose is the annihilation of the State of Israel and the murder of Jewish people.
They use Palestinian civilians as human shields.
Hamas offers nothing but terror and bloodshed with no regard to who pays the price." (Joe Biden, US President 16.10.23)
6. What happens to those who don't follow the regime?
Those who do not comply with the regime face prosecution. Executions are carried out in Gaza for crimes against Islamic law, acts of opposition against the regime, and certain other offenses.
– Abduction, torture and summary killings of Palestinians by Hamas forces. This includes extrajudicial execution of at least 23 Palestinians and the arrest and torture of dozens of others, including members and supporters of Hamas’s political rivals, Fatah.
As reported by amnesty International, July-August 2014.
15.10.23 Hamas blocked the evacuation of civilians in the Gaza Strip ahead of the possible ground offensive by Israel after the Hamas deadly attacks on Israeli civilians. Israel encouraged them to leave North part of Gaza but the Hamas treated those who wanted to leave and blocked their passages. The left behind suffer from lack of water, food and medical supplies.
Further on, the Hamas had bombed the escaping civilian convoy from North of Gaza and killed 70 people.
17.10.23 During the deadly strike at Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City, over 470 civilians lost their lives, and hundreds were trapped under the rubble.
-Video evidence and statements from Israeli officials present compelling evidence that this incident was not the result of an Israeli attack
4.9.22 The Hamas administration executed five Palestinians, two of them for 'collaboration' with Israel.
– 6.12.12 Hamas executed three in Gaza
– and there is more …
US president Biden said as a respond to the attack on Israel on the 16.10.23:
"Hamas is a bunch of cowards. They’re hiding behind the civilians. They put their headquarters where civilians are and buildings and the like.”
He also said that he was convinced that “the Israelis are going to do everything in their power to avoid the killing of innocent civilians.”
Summary: The "hidden" agenda of the attack on Israel on 7.10.23
In the passing years, Israel has made significant progress in establishing peaceful relations with numerous Middle Eastern Arab countries, and several others were in the process of formalizing diplomatic ties with Israel as well.
This offense the Jihad and the Global Radical purpose of Muslim control over the world which Hamas is heading for. So the extreme conflict with Israel is intended to "unite" the Muslim countries and communities against Israel, USA and the western world in general.
As these evidence pile up, the world's horror from the Hamas way of action, that is overcoming these of ISIS or the Nazis should decline any negotiation or compromise.
Under these circumstances, the prospects for a peaceful resolution with the Palestinians will be delayed or pushed away. The continuation of terrorism against Israel and the use of the civilian population of Gaza as hostages would be the worst outcome for both Gaza and for Israel, but serves well the Hamas and Iran goals.
For example, US President Joe Biden has expressed his belief that the initial attack on Israel was partly linked to efforts to normalize relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
While the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is widely designated as a terrorist organization that should not exist and the world is disguised from their acts of extreme violence and terrorism, many still feel Hamas deserves some justification.
How that is even possible?