Why Did Hamas Attack Israel?

Again, rockets are flying into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Millions of people live in fear that rockets could hit their homes and kill their children. There are many opinions and accusations of guilt in the current war. Israel is often blamed for initiating hostilities. But is this based on facts?

In 2007, the Islamist terror militia Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in a violent coup against the Palestinian Authority, which had been granted jurisdiction over the area foloowing the Israeli withdrawl in 2005.In their Charter (1988) Hamas describes itself as “one of the links in the Chain of Jihad in the confrontation with the Zionist invasion.” In their war against Jews they rely on a saying of the Moslem prophet Mohammed who said: “The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!” The Hamas-terrorists see themselves as devout Muslims, when they fulfill the quoted prophesy and try to kill Jews by all means. Thereby “Jihad [is] its path and death for the case of Allah its most sublime belief”. This is the why Hamas is considered to be a terrorist organization by the US, EU, Germany and many other countries.

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014