‘Burn Israel’ seems to be the most acceptable solution according to the world media.
Let us take a step back.
How did this latest Israel-Palestine flare-up come about ?
Did Israel start the war ? Did they start the helicopter attack on Gaza?
Did Hamas not provoke the fight ? Did they not rain rockets on Tel Aviv? Are rockets fired to shower rose petals ? So, if they attack you , should you keep quiet and proclaim ‘Ahimsa paramo Dharmaha‘ Non-violence is the best virtue ?
Let us get our facts straight.
The obnoxious ISIS advances on Iraq, capturing its cities and destroying Shia mosques. There was no way of stopping them. With Saudi backing, they progressed. This is one part.
In Palestine, the Hamas government couldn’t even pay salaries to its 40,000 employees. Its influence started to wane when it entered into a compromise with Fatah, its own opposition group in Palestine. Its main sponsor Saudi Arabia was beginning to back ISIS to capture Iraq. If that happens then Hamas would become obsolete.
Syria’s President Bashar al-assad was the other main benefactor of Hamas. He fought with other Islamic rebels in his own country and that antagonized Hamas. So another funding source dried up.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood government supported Hamas. Now that Mohammad Morsi has been ousted, the military backed government of Egypt stopped support. Yet another funding source evaporated.
An unified Iraq and Syria under a caliphate would sound the death knell to all other sundry groups like Hamas and Hezhollah. Therefore, to remain relevant, Hamas has to act, a last desperate death defying action, and hence chose the common enemy-Israel. Hitting Israel would help galvanize the islamic world and at least help the temporary life sustaining fund from Saudi Arabia and other theocratic states.
Israel would anyways respond in a heavy manner and thus would help Hamas achieve its fund target. More so, the month is also auspicious. So Hamas capitalizes on the charity of the islamic nations. Donating to charity is ordained in the religion and Hamas stooped so low to take advantage of the noble gesture. It even spoiled twice,the truce brokered by Egypt. Need to achieve target funding you see.
Can’t depend on old ally Iran as well. Ahmadinejad has since retired and the new leader wants to be friends with the US and therefore wouldn’t want to get into the wrong side of Israel.
So, with Saudi, Syria and Egypt having been effectively antagonized, Iran having become impotent in so far as funding is concerned and Gaza’s borders with Egypt and Israel walled and no traffic of material and people possible, Hamas’s only way to relevance is to ‘fight’ Israel and thereby elicit concessions from the former countries.
Pretending not to know any of these, the too generalistic media proclaims otherwise.
Now, shall we burn Israel ?
9 thoughts on “Burn Israel, shall we ?”
It is because we are Jealous. we can only summon the High commisioner and give a strong warning.
Probably true Anand. Thanks for stopping by.
I am not that much aware of what was the background…But some one has started first and it has ended up in this situation…with civilians getting affected
Hamas started it as usual.
Hamas needs to survive. For that it would do anything including firing from civilian areas.
Hamas should be punished for sure for their provocation attitude. Gaza people also should come forward & protest against hamas. Common peoples will be suffered if they have soft corner for such terorist. Israel shows guts to punish provocation. Bravo Israel!
Well said Jadhav
It started thousands of years ago when related cultural groups significantly diverged as a consequence of religious beliefs. It has been layered over time by mutual social injustices that that themselves accelerated by various other cultural groups who were geographically, culturally and politically further divergent from the source area.
In an effort to contain the terrorism Israel and its supporters have created a crucible for terrorism. All their policies towards the further contain just breeds more inequality and in the present case severe injustice.
If they had applied the Ben Franklin Effect, assisting and helping the young Palestinians as much as possible over the years, they would have created grateful allies against the extremists.
In the end it is not how it starts, but find a means of ending it. We must keep the conversation between all the parties open or there will be continued social imbalance, no matter who holds the greater economic & political power.
Thanks for your consideration.
I re-blogged another post on this topic that may be of interest.
Everyone Has the Right (Gaza 2014) – http://impliedspaces.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/everyone-has-the-right-gaza-2014/