Bill Clinton: Hamas’ “Crass Strategy” is to Kill Palestinians

by TheTower.org Staff 07.17.14 10:13 am

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton laid the blame for Palestinian civilian casualties squarely on the heads of Hamas leaders, saying their policy was designed to kill Palestinians. Interviewed on India’s NDTV, Clinton was blunt in his assessment:

Hamas was perfectly well aware of what would happen if they started raining rockets into Israel. They fired one thousand and they have a strategy designed to force Israel to kill their own civilians so that the rest of the world will condemn them.

They (Israel) know when Hamas attacks them that Hamas has set up a situation which politically it can’t lose, because they (Israelis) can say ‘well if I attack them back they always hide behind civilians and I’ll kill civilians, and if I don’t we’ll look like fools letting somebody shoot a thousand  rockets at us and not responding.’

In the short and medium term Hamas can inflict terrible public relations damage by forcing (Israel) to kill Palestinian civilians to counter Hamas. But it’s a crass strategy that takes all of our eyes off the real objective which is a peace that gets Israel security and recognition and a peace that gets the Palestinians their state.

Clinton is just the latest world leader to publicly support Israel and condemn Hamas, following statements by U.S. President Barack Obama, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Subscribe to Israpundit Daily Digest

Leave a Reply

1 Comment / 1 Comment

  1. Clinton condemns Hamas because it gets in his way. He wishes more than anything else to force Israel to retreat. Frankly, he does not care how far Israel has to retreat as long as the Palestinian Arabs will accept it as sufficient to sign a piece of paper. What will happen the day after the implementation of the piece of paper does not concern him. Israel needs to be made smaller. The future risk to its existence is not important.

    Such thinking does not take account of the Samson Option. The risk to the world of making Israel defenseless places hundreds of millions of people at risk. It is a game of chicken that bets Israel will not use its nuclear armament even if it is going under. It is an extremely poor bet unless the world leaders care as little about their own people as Hamas cares about those they rule. Those people in power who view the world as overpopulated would dance in the streets and give out candy if in the course of being annihilated, Israel would take the excess world population with them. It’s a win-win for the smug sadists who support world government: no Jews and fewer people to rule.