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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Well written, except that the writer is a supporter of the bleeding heart Israeli habit of feeding, paying, helping, and caring for the enemy. Rabbis have repeatedly stressed that it is FORBIDDEN to help the enemy in time of war.

Thank you, Eviathar

The writer is a physicist, former president of the Weizmann Institute
in Rehovot

A View from the Target Zone

Haim Harari

January 2009

These words are written a short distance away from the most northern
hit, so far, of the Hamas missiles, which are methodically aimed only
at civilian population in Israel. You may refer to this message as "A
View from the Target Zone".

For eight years, approximately 5000 rockets have been sent
deliberately into Israeli population centers, by the Hamas terrorists.
The rockets are extremely inaccurate. The good news is that they often
hit an empty field. The bad news is that, when they do hit buildings
and people, they kill, maim and destroy. It is a very ugly game of
Iranian Roulette.

But the most significant fact is that the undisputed purpose of the
rockets is to kill civilians in a random manner. Since they miss
entire towns, they could not possibly be aimed at military or
strategic targets. No claim is made by the Hamas of anything other
than a deliberate attempt to kill civilians within Israel. The world
knows about the rockets but rarely mentions that they are aimed only at
the civilian population and at nothing else.

The Hamas consistently refers to Israel itself as "the occupied
territory". It refers to any town in Israel as an "illegal
settlement". Its declared aim is to destroy Israel. It has proudly
endorsed, initiated and sent numerous suicide murderers into Israeli
buses, supermarkets, shopping malls, weddings and other crowded
places. It explicitly states that it will continue to do so. Since
Israel succeeded in preventing the suicide murders by a combination of
the protective wall, other defensive measures and good intelligence
penetration, the missiles became the preferred way of killing Israeli

Hamas is declared to be a terrorist organization, not only by Israel,
not only by the US, but also by the European Union, who is not
suspected of being pro-Israeli. This is the same European Union that
refuses to label the Hizbullah as a terror organization, but
repeatedly and officially declares the Hamas as such. Hamas is fully
funded and largely controlled by Iran, a country openly and totally
committed to the destruction of Israel, while continuing to enjoy
trade with much of the western world.

The Hamas media, and especially its independent TV station, carry
daily children programs (including programs for kindergarten age)
depicting the Jews (and not only the Israelis) as pigs, dogs, scum of
the earth and creatures that must be killed. One of these program
features a rabbit which eats Jews. There is plenty of documentation of
these programs, including animations and programs with child
presenters. Major western news media never report on this phenomenon,
while some of them publish op-ed pieces by declared Hamas leaders.

The favorite hour of launching the daily Hamas rockets during the last
eight years was 7:45 in the morning, but only on weekdays. Why?
Because this is the time in which the streets are full of Israeli
children, on their way to school. No one wants to waste rockets when
no children are in the streets, during the weekend.

Eight year old children in the Israeli town of Sderot, a few miles
from the Gaza border, live, since they were born, with these rockets.
They know no other life. When the alarm sounds, they have exactly 15
seconds to reach an improvised cover. Eighth grade children, age 13,
have never gone to school, since kindergarten, without the real threat
of having a rocket hit them on the way. Their parents have never felt
safe about sending their child to school. It is very difficult for
anyone living in a normal safe place, to imagine what it means to send
your child to school, every single day, for eight years, with the fear
that he or she may never reach school because of a missile attack,
aimed at killing the children. The world seems to accept this.

Israel withdrew from the Gaza strip in 2005. Not one Israeli soldier
or civilian remained there. Everything was ready for the people of
Gaza to start a new life and economic development. There was no
blockade, border crossings were open. Instead came increased shooting
of rockets into Israel, a Hamas coup, throwing Fatah Palestinians from
roofs of buildings to their death and torturing their own people in
their prisons. It is regrettable that Israel did not react with full
force to the very first rockets after its withdrawal from Gaza, but
there was always the naïve illusion that perhaps talks, discussions,
verbal threats and temporary closings of the border crossings, might
do the job. What Israel did not take into account was that Iran,
directly or through Hizbullah, was paying the Hamas operatives, per
rocket launch.

Through the elaborate system of tunnels dug by the Hamas under the
Gaza-Egypt border, thousands of tons of explosives and larger and
better Iranian missiles have been continuously smuggled into Gaza. The
Israeli Government stupidly agreed in mid 2008, to a six-month cease
fire. During the "mock cease fire", many rockets were launched into
Israel by a variety of real and fictitious Palestinian organizations,
with a clear Hamas sub-license, pretending that the Hamas itself is
observing the cease fire.

In the meantime, the Hamas could successfully prepare for the next
round. It acquired Iranian rockets that were equally inaccurate, but
carried larger warheads, had a longer range and contained numerous
tiny still balls, in order to increase the civilian casualties over a
larger radius. Again, the inaccuracy of the rockets guaranteed that
they could only be sent into random civilian targets. But now the
rocket range covered a population of close to one million Israelis and
the damage is much more significant.

Larger and better rockets were now stored in mosques, schools,
hospitals and normal apartment buildings. Mortars were added to the
menu of shooting at Israeli civilians. Schools financed by the UN were
used in order to launch mortar shells and missiles. The greenhouses
left intact by the withdrawing Israelis were destroyed, their metal
parts were converted to primitive rockets and their locations became
favorite launching areas. Launching rockets at the Israeli population
brings a much better income than growing strawberries and flowers in

Whenever Israel opened the border crossings to supply Gaza with basic
food and fuel, the Hamas was attempting to blow up the crossing
points. Providing too much food and fuel would disturb the flourishing
black market totally controlled by the Hamas chiefs and their allies.
It would also spoil their propaganda machine. Most supplies were
transported through the tunnels fromEgypt, under Hamas auspices,
creating a lucrative business for the Hamas "families".

The absurd notion that Israel must supply fuel, electricity, food and
medication to an outlaw region controlled by a terror organization,
became a permanent mantra in the western media. Israel was supposed to
provide the Hamas with raw materials for the rockets launched at its
citizens, with electricity for the machinery used to produce these
rockets, with food for its designers and manufacturers, and with
building materials in order to construct safe bunkers for the Hamas
leadership under schools and hospitals. On one hand the Hamas was
claimed to have been the legitimate democratically elected government
of the majority of the population and on the other hand the
population, that allegedly elected these thugs, was declared innocent
and suffering. The inconsistency was never pointed out.

Once the border crossing was closed, as a result of the repeated Hamas
attacks, the international game of a "humanitarian crisis" was
successfully played, with full cooperation of the western media.
Famous incidents included photographs of poor Gaza residents with
candles and (allegedly) no electricity, staged behind black curtains
in full outside daylight (visible through cracks between the
curtains). Most western media happily used these fake pictures and,
when the lie was exposed, never mentioned it. Hamas leaders were never
lacking food, fuel, electricity, luxurious private vehicles and all
amenities of well to do black market profiteers.

Very few western journalists remained in Gaza, after several were
kidnapped by the Hamas. Almost all reports to western media come from
Palestinians, who are either sympathetic to Hamas, or afraid of it, or
openly active in its ranks, or all of the above. The reader of the New
York Times, or the viewer of a European TV network, never notices who
provides him or her with the news. All photographs, both stills and
videos, are provided by Palestinian operatives, who would stop at
nothing in order to support the propaganda machine. On western TV,
Hamas rockets are launched only from empty fields, never from a school
or a crowded neighborhood, as it is in real life.

United Nation sources in Gaza are often quoted, condemning Israel for
the "Humanitarian Crisis". But these sources are normally employees of
UNRWA, the UN agency that, since 1948, makes every effort to
perpetuate the "refugee" status of the great-grandchildren of the 1948
refugees. The grandparents of these "refugees" were displaced 60 years
ago by a distance of a 20 minute driveand were never resettled because
they were receiving free food from the UN. The UN objected vehemently
to any attempt at settling the refugees, their children and
grandchildren. The few real refugees, who remain alive today, and are
80 year old, were 18 year old when they were displaced. All the
terrorists are third or fourth generation "refugees" held as such,
courtesy of UNRWA.

These UN organizations employ, by their own admission, numerous active
Hamas members. When the latter make statements on behalf of "UN
sources in Gaza", the Palestinian journalists never mention to us who
these "UN sources" are. The public gets the impression that these are
truthful objective sources, while being fed with standard Hamas lies.
Western media never disclose to us that the jobs of these people
depend on perpetuating the misery of the so-called "refugees".

A Headmaster and science teacher of one of the UNRWA schools in Gaza
was a leader in the rocket industry of the Islamic Jihad, a satellite
terror organization in Gaza, collaborating with Hamas. The UN strongly
denied the Israeli accusations that they are employing such a person,
until the man was killed by Israel and was eulogized by his friends as
a leader of the Islamic Jihad and a designer of rockets.

When Israeli truck drivers were bringing the humanitarian supplies to
Gaza, during the period of Hamas rocket fire, they were frequently
attacked by Hamas. At least one Israeli truck driver, supplying the
Palestinians, was deliberately murdered. No protest was launched by
the UN. But, when during the current fighting, an Arab truck driver,
employed by the UN, was accidentally killed, the UN became indignant
and stopped all its "humanitarian" activity in protest, to the tune of
loud denunciations from all "UN sources".

The Israeli defense forces monitor every detail of this fantasyland by
using airborne drones and by a very successful intelligence
penetration of the Hamas ranks. They know which apartment building
serves as a missile storage place, the addresses and phone numbers of
Hamas leaders, which school serves as an ammunition depot, etc.

When the six-month "ceasefire" ended, in mid December, Hamas refused
to continue it, launching 90 rockets into Israeli towns and villages
in one day. In retrospect, this has prevented a much more dangerous
future situation. Had there been an additional "ceasefire", Hamas
would have acquired rockets covering all of Israel and possibly much
more accurate Iranian missiles. The Iranian supply line of explosives
and weapons, together with the flourishing business of smuggled goods,
went through the tunnels under the Gaza-Egypt border with efficiency
and regularity. Had such efficiency been attempted in improving the
lives of the Palestinians in Gaza, the entire Middle East would have
been an entirely different place. But, coupled with the weapon
smuggling, it was essential to create the charade of the "Humanitarian

During the current operation, when the Israeli Air Force wants to blow
up a house which serves as a missile storage, Israel phones every
family in the house and gives them 15 minutes to evacuate. The Hamas
is then sending the women and children to the roof of the building in
order to prevent the Israeli aircraft from making the kill. Israel has
now developed a tiny arrow-like missile which can be sent to the
corner of the roof, making a loud noise and harming no one, in order
to scare away the women and children on the roof, before the real bomb
destroys the missile collection or the explosive storage place. Often,
the women and children used by the Hamas as a human shield, escape and
the house is then blown up, with a spectacular secondary explosion of
the stored missiles or other war materials. On other occasions, a
Hamas person gets to the roof and prevents the women and children from
leaving. In those cases, the operation is not completed by the Israeli
Air Force, in order to spare civilian lives, at the risk of having the
rockets launched into Israel on the following day.

Never in history, has any country made such an enormous effort to
avoid civilian casualties, in fighting against murderers who target
only civilians and never anything else. No one in Kosovo,Serbia,
Georgia or Iraq, was offered such a courtesy by the bombing and
attacking powers. This fact is never mentioned by the western media.

Many of the heroic commanders of the Hamas are hiding in the central
hospital of Gaza, in an elaborate network of bunkers, trusting that
Israel will not attack the hospital. Hamas spokesmen issue
proclamations from the maternity ward of the same hospital, knowing
that Israel will not hit them there. Ironically, of all non-Israelis,
the Hamas leaders are the only ones who know for sure that Israel
never deliberately hurts civilians. They exploit this fact. The rest
of the world buys the Hamas lies and blames Israel for hurting

Repeated claims of "humanitarian crisis" are made from the same
hospital. The doctors in charge never tell us that the hiding leaders
of the Hamas are using them and the patients as human shields. Whether
the doctors are only scared or are deliberate accomplices, we do not
know. Probably some are active Hamas members and others are
justifiably scared to speak up. We never hear a word from the
International Red Cross regarding the use of the hospitals as the
headquarters of terror leaders.

One of the most horrible "impartial" testimonies on the humanitarian
situation, in the hospital, is delivered repeatedly to the western
media by a "Norwegian Doctor" serving there. The man is well known
from his 2001 interviews with Norwegian TV, in which he explicitly
supported and justified the 9/11 attacks. Needless to say, none of the
networks who bring us the righteous doctor, mention this. He is just
"A Norwegian Doctor" attending to the wounded.

Palestinian ambulances are routinely used to move terrorists around.
This has also been the Palestinian practice in the West Bank during
the terror wave in 2001-2002. An ambulance is an ideal method of
transporting a suicide murderer across check points. In the unlucky
case that the criminal is caught, there is at least a good press
photograph of the ugly Israelis attacking or stopping an ambulance. It
is a win-win situation. If an ambulance full of healthy Hamas
terrorists and explosives is hit from the air, the pictures are even
better for the western media and for Al Jazeera.

Several Hamas leaders are moving around Gaza surrounded by children,
and often holding a child on their arms. There are well documented
cases in which Hamas terrorists were pulling reluctant children by
their ears to accompany them when they move from one building to
another. None of this is mentioned by the western media.

Several Mosques, which were used as ammunition dumps, were destroyed
by Israel. In every one of these cases, the air photographs showed a
primary explosion, from the air missile or bomb, and a much bigger
secondary explosion, from the stored missiles or other explosives in
the mosque. The secondary explosion is an absolute clear proof of what
was hidden at the mosque. The normal beautiful carpets in a mosque
would not create a secondary explosion. Western media have these
videos, but rarely show them or mention their existence.

But the same western media repeatedly show the pictures of injured or
dead children, some of whom were indeed accidentally injured or killed
by the Israeli attacks on military and terror targets, and some are
obviously fake pictures with red paint smeared on children faces. At
least in one case, the same child, obviously painted and not injured,
has been paraded in front of various TV cameras by several different
men, each declared to be his father by a different network.

Children and innocent civilians are, indeed, killed and injured, in
spite of all the enormous precautions and efforts of the Israeli
forces. This is truly tragic. But the only alternative for Israel is
to sit still, absorb the thousands of missiles on its civilian
population and wait for bigger, deadlier and longer range missiles to
start destroying everything in Israel. Israel is offered a choice
between a complete national suicide, on one hand, and an attack on the
terrorists, with extraordinary measures to avoid civilian casualties,
but with the knowledge that such casualties must occur when the other
side is using children as human shields, storing explosives in
mosques, shooting mortars from schools and hiding the perpetrators in

Most Hamas terrorists hide in safe bunkers, leaving their families in
the war zone. They are happy to fight to the last Palestinian
civilian, not to the last Hamas terrorist. Women and children are
moving within the battlegrounds, with Hamas snipers shooting, using
them as cover. The women and children are not allowed into the limited
space of the Hamas bunkers. More than once, a woman is observed
carrying a suicide belt. Israeli soldiers, who are trying to help
these women to move safely away from the fighting area, are at a very
serious risk of a suicide murder.

When the Hamas terrorists are killed, they are counted by the "UN
Sources" as civilians. That is how the "UN sources" reach the huge
numbers of dead civilians they are reporting. Interestingly, Al
Jazeera almost never shows dead bodies of young males, and the western
media, being fed by Palestinian stringers, follow suit.

The Hamas TV ("Al Aksa TV") and Al Jazeera show, 24 hours a day,
repeated video clips with loud music, showing injured bloody children,
including some body parts. Some injuries are real, some are not, but
the videos are shown nonstop between every two news items. The news
items themselves are often lies, but that really does not matter. What
do matter are the video clips, edited like commercials, brainwashing a
worldwide audience and a new generation of future terror sympathizers.

A video taken several years ago in Gaza, surfaced. The video documents
an accidental explosion of a Hamas truck, carrying a large number of
missiles, among celebrating Palestinians somewhere inGaza. Many were
killed and injured in this accident, and the pictures were
devastating. There is no Israeli involvement whatsoever, and the event
happened a few years ago. European networks, including France 2, are
showing it now as evidence for the current "criminal" behavior of
Israel. The French channel apologized later, but the number of people
who heard the apology is significantly fewer than those who saw the
horrible pictures and believed the lies. In this case, at least, the
hoax was delivered by the Hamas and France 2 was apparently the
victim, not the perpetrator, as it definitely was in well known
previous cases.

Israel opens the border crossings daily, during the fighting, in order
to provide basic food ingredients and medication to the civilian
population. No one can remember such a gesture in any other war in
history, certainly not toward the side that attacks only civilians and
repeatedly announces that its only aim is to totally annihilate its
opponent. Most of the supplies are captured by the Hamas terrorists
and used for their own troops and their flourishing black market,
never providing them in an organized way to the population. "UN
sources" claim that not enough food is transmitted.

That the Hamas murderers use these tactics, lies and methods, is not
at all surprising. That the international community, with all its
investigative reporters, swallows these lies so eagerly, without
exposing them, is something which demands an explanation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let us pray for the safety of Palestinian civilians who held hostages by Hamas and the safety of Israeli soldiers. May this campaign end swiftly and may Hamas be annihilated. May moderate Muslims emerge victorious in the struggle for Gaza!