Peaceful Solutions Are In Contradiction To The Principles

Israel continues to carry out its tactical plans against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. These particular operations were occasioned by sustained rocket attacks, launched from Gaza, coincident with the end of a six month temporary cease fire, brokered by Egypt in June.



The total deaths in three days of bombings is approaching 300. The United States refuses to condemn the operations and Barack Obama has only slightly moderated his rather tough talk from earlier this year. The usual suspects have called for an immediate cessation of hostilities. And brave Hamas leaders who are living in luxury outside of Gaza have called for what amounts to the third intifada. If an intifada does materialize – and maybe even if it doesn’t – look for Israel to inflict significant punishment in the few weeks remaining prior to Obama’s inauguration. News stories suggest that Israel would not want to be engaged in hostile action at the time of the Inauguration, though this seems like small potatoes compared to the other challenges that Obama will face.

Hamas is an open book. Here is the Hamas Covenant of 1988. There are a total of 36 articles.

Here is Article 8 of the Covenant, also known as “The Slogan of the Hamas”

Allah is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution: Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.

Here is Article 13 of the Covenant

Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that. For the sake of hoisting the banner of Allah over their homeland they fight. “Allah will be prominent, but most people do not know.”

Now and then the call goes out for the convening of an international conference to look for ways of solving the (Palestinian) question. Some accept, others reject the idea, for this or other reason, with one stipulation or more for consent to convening the conference and participating in it. Knowing the parties constituting the conference, their past and present attitudes towards Moslem problems, the Islamic Resistance Movement does not consider these conferences capable of realising the demands, restoring the rights or doing justice to the oppressed. These conferences are only ways of setting the infidels in the land of the Moslems as arbitraters. When did the infidels do justice to the believers?

“But the Jews will not be pleased with thee, neither the Christians, until thou follow their religion; say, The direction of Allah is the true direction. And verily if thou follow their desires, after the knowledge which hath been given thee, thou shalt find no patron or protector against Allah.” (The Cow – verse 120).

There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate toyed with. As is said in the honourable Hadith:

“The people of Syria are Allah’s lash in His land. He wreaks His vengeance through them against whomsoever He wishes among His slaves It is unthinkable that those who are double-faced among them should prosper over the faithful. They will certainly die out of grief and desperation.”

I remember when Hamas was the surprise victor in the January 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections (winning 76 seats to Fatah’s 43). There were many that viewed the election as a major setback to the Bush administration’s push for democracy. Here is one example from the Council on Foreign Relations. I never saw it quite that way. I saw the convincing victory of Hamas as, foremost, the Palestinian electorate’s endorsement of terrorism. I actually thought this was a good thing, because we know where the electorate stood. The “cost” for terrorism shall be borne by the electorate in this case, as it should. There can be no pussy-footing or hand-wringing in these matters.

Undoubtedly, we will see reports of many “innocent” people among the victims of Israel’s actions. But when a government is chosen for a specific purpose such as jihad (see the Covenant…”Jihad” appears 11 times), and when a government is chosen to carry out terrorism, I have difficultly in applying the term “innocent”. Unfortunately, some victims are truly innocent – the children. Full blame for the death of innocent children rests squarely on Hamas and the Palestinian electorate.

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