Hamas To Convert Synagogue to Weapons Museum
Incredibly vile behavior from the terrorist gang the world is trying desperately to promote to a “political entity:” Hamas To Convert Synagogue to Weapons Museum. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)Not much more I can add to that except to point out that the Gaza pullout has produced exactly the kind of response that appeasement always produces, but never intends.
WASHINGTON - Emboldened by Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza and part of the West Bank, Hamas yesterday announced its plan to turn a synagogue in Netzarim into a museum that would display weapons employed by the terrorist group’s members against Israeli civilians.
UPDATE at 9/22/05 6:54:08 pm:
I’m reading this again, and wondering where the hell is the world’s outrage about this? Newsweek prints a false rumor that a Koran was dunked in a toilet, and the entire planet goes nuts. Hamas announces that they’re going to turn a Jewish house of worship into a memorial to mass murder ... and the silence is absolutely deafening.
More "emboldened" behavior from Hamas via Newsday.com:
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel launched a "crushing" retaliation Saturday against Hamas in the Gaza Strip with deadly airstrikes and troops massed at the border, after militants fired 35 rockets at Israeli towns -- their first major attack since the Gaza pullout.Is anyone honestly surprised by this? Hamas immediately responded to the pullout by celebrating a "victory of the bomb," and promising to continue their bloody campaign until they have "reclaimed all the land of Palestine." The pullout has done nothing but affirm that terror works.
The escalation threatened to derail a shaky seven-month-old truce and squashed hopes that Israel's ceding the coastal strip to the Palestinians would invigorate peacemaking.