How Diplomats, Reporters and Human Rights Activists Saved Hamas

By Daniel Greenfield

hamas1As Israeli airstrikes hit Hamas targets and Hamas rockets fall on Israeli towns, some wonder how did Gaza come to run by Hamas terrorists. The answer is that the world forced Israel to let them in.
In the early 90s, Nissim Toledano, a border police sergeant, was kidnapped by terrorists on the way to work. After an extended search, he was found dead in a roadside ditch.

In response to that attack and numerous other atrocities committed by Hamas, including a planned massive car bombing, Israel made the decision to deport 400 Hamas terrorists. Among them were the past and present day leaders of Hamas.

You might assume that the story ends there. And you would be wrong.

The United Nations issued a unanimous resolution condemning Israel’s deportation of “civilians” and demanding that Israel immediately bring them back, or face sanctions. The United States voted for that resolution, along with three others condemning Israel. Thomas R. Pickering, the American delegate warned that the deportations of Hamas terrorists “do not contribute to current efforts for peace.”

Lebanon refused to officially accept the terrorists. The Red Cross brought them tents and blankets and the media swarmed to take photos of them “shivering from the cold” while drinking coffee outside their tents. Newsweek accused Israel of “Deporting the Hope for Peace”. The LA Times ran a tearful interview with the wife of Mohammed Taamari, a future member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, who was terribly lonely without her husband. Much as after the flotilla raid, the Israeli media condemned the clumsy mishandling of the deportations.

Finally after enough browbeating by James Baker and Warren Christopher, Rabin agreed to take the Hamas terrorists back. In a bizarre charade that would serve as a tragic foretelling of events to come, Rabin agreed to return 100 terrorists immediately, and to take the remainder back in a year.. Now the Hamas terrorists that Rabin took back control all of Gaza, and have been responsible for an untold number of murders.

The terrorists that Israel was forced to accept included current Hamas leader Ismael Haniyeh and Hamas’ religious figurehead, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin.

They included Mahmoud al-Zahar, a co-founder of Hamas, who last year proclaimed; “They have legitimised the killing of their people all over the world by killing our people”. They included Mohammed Taha, another co-founder of Hamas. They also included Abdel-Aziz Rantisi, another Hamas co-founder, who was responsible for numerous murders of Israelis, who would proclaim, “By Allah, we will not leave one Jew in Palestine”.

They included his son Ayman Taha, who commanded the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, which carried out numerous attacks on Israel, including the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit.

And that is how a failure to drive out those responsible for the kidnapping and murder of one Israeli sergeant led to the capture of an Israeli corporal in 2006. It is also the story of why Gaza was turned over to Hamas in the name of “peace.” It is the story of how the United Nations, the UK and two US administrations pressured Israel into accepting the leaders of Hamas in the name of peace.

It is also the story of how the media conducted a propaganda war on behalf of an Islamist terrorist organization, not just today when it publishes false stories about starvation in Gaza, but when the only people supposedly starving were adult male Hamas terrorists.

The world insisted that Israel take back the Hamas leadership, and Israel did. The world insisted that Israel had no business being in Gaza, and Israel withdrew from there, which allowed the very same Hamas terrorists that the world insisted Israel take back, take over. Now the world is insisting that Israel has no right to blockade those same Hamas terrorists in Gaza. People who are shocked by this development shouldn’t be since Israel wasn’t even allowed to throw the same terrorists out of the country.

One of the more cynical left wing talking points is that Israel was responsible for Hamas. Looking back to when the current Hamas leadership were sitting outside their Red Cross tents in Lebanon and the left was pounding on Israel’s door, demanding that they be let back in– it is all too clear who was and is responsible for Hamas.

The people who saved Hamas then are responsible for it today. The media and the diplomats who  were claiming that deporting Hamas would somehow “radicalize” the Palestinian Arabs ensured that the Hamas leaders would return to radicalize all of Gaza and the West Bank.

After the deportation of the Hamas terrorists, Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin delivered a speech in the Knesset in which he said;

“I have no pity in my heart, nor do I shed tears (for the Hamas terrorists). I see the media whining their hypocritical speeches – and I think instead of Nissim Toledano’s orphaned children, the widow of Shmuel Biran, and the bereaved parents of Shmuel Geresh.”

Rabbi Shmuel Biran was a schoolteacher in Kfar Darom, an Israeli village in Gaza. He was murdered by Hamas terrorists while crossing a two lane highway. The UN did not condemn the murder of Rabbi Biran. Newsweek did not write any piteous pieces about how much his widow missed him. Instead they called Kfar Darom a settlement, even though it was part of a history going back over 2000 years, and the land it was on had been bought and paid for, fair and square.

The same diplomats and reporters who wailed for the lonely Hamas terrorists in Lebanon, did not pity the family of Rabbi Biran. Instead they demanded his family and all the Jews of Kfar Darom be expelled from their homes.

Kfar Darom being burned by its new occupants

Eventually they got their wish. The families of Kfar Darom were dragged out of their homes. Today Kfar Darom is used by Hamas terrorists to launch rockets deeper into Israel, at other towns and villages. The murderers have inherited the land of their victims. And yet there is no peace. Never any peace.

Now the vultures keep on circling. Once they said there would be peace if only Israel let the Hamas terrorists back in. Then they said, there would be peace if only Israel ethnically cleansed Jewish communities in land claimed by the terrorists. Now if only Israel will lift the blockade and give Hamas access to unlimited weapons– perhaps then there will be peace.

After his death, it has become fashionable to selectively quote some of Rabin’s speeches. But this speech is rarely quoted. And you don’t have to work too hard to understand why.

Our struggle against murderous Islamic terror is also meant to awaken the world which is lying in slumber. We call on all nations and all people to devote their attention to the great danger inherent in Islamic fundamentalism. That is the real and serious danger which threatens the peace of the world in the forthcoming years.

Two weeks after Rabin agreed to take back the Hamas terrorists– the World Trade Center was bombed by a group led by the nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, under Omar Abdel Rahman, the “Blind Sheikh” who led al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, which like both Al Queda and Hamas, emerged out of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Rahman’s message to Muslims was very simple; “Cut the transportation of their countries, tear it apart, destroy their economy, burn their companies, eliminate their interests, sink their ships, shoot down their planes, kill them on the sea, air, or land.”

And that was exactly what they went on to do.

The World Trade Center bombing in 1993, set the stage for the more successful attacks of 2001. Just as the Hamas atrocities of  the nineties set the stage for the bigger and more horrifying attacks to come.

Meanwhile in Afghanistan UN aid convoys were being ambushed and massacred. Tourists were being murdered in Egypt. Hamas killed two traffic cops in Tel Aviv. But no one worried. Peace just was just on the horizon. And so Israel was forced to submit to Islamic terrorism.

Hamas’ path to victory was paved by two US administrations and a press corp always eager to turn terrorists into victims, but never interested in hearing from the victims of the terrorists.

Islamic terrorism had won not on its own terms, but with the unified support of the United Nations standing behind it.

That is how Islamic terrorism always wins. That is the template behind its victory. And Rabin’s speech which warned the West of what was to come, was ignored. Today Rabin is remembered as the man who compromised with terrorism. It is the only thing he is remembered for .But compromising with terrorism did not bring peace. Not in Somalia, where US troops were brutally murdered next year. Not in Afghanistan, where the Taliban slaughtered aid convoys. Not in Indonesia or New York or Paris or Egypt. And certainly not in Gaza.

Muslim terrorists had won a battle with the backing of the US and the UN. They have won many more since then. Now they are trying to win the war.

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  1. @ honeybee:

    “In response to that attack and numerous other atrocities committed by Hamas, including a planned massive car bombing, Israel made the decision to deport 400 Hamas terrorists. Among them were the past and present day leaders of Hamas. You might assume that the story ends there.”

    “The story WOULD’ve ended there if instead of deporting them, Israel had delivered each scumbag a hollowpoint to the forehead at point-blank range. No fuss, no muss; fait accompli.”

    “Let [him] cast the first stone or bullet!!”

    Am I hearing a left-handed invite to the party?

    — or just one more lame & hokey attempt to divert attention from what I said?”

    “The only thing dweller shoots off is his mouth, Darlin !”

    “Unlike some, I shoot only when I choose.

    That’s why I never shoot wild.”

    “Which is why you’re hiding in a library ? Yamit82 is on the front lines, defending the Jewish people, Sweetie.”

    Not in a library today — but I am where I am because that’s where a functioning computer is accessible. There’s NO ‘hiding’ here.

    As for the “front lines,” I made the offer (and not for the first time).

    — Did you?

  2. @ honeybee:

    “Latin maxims may have their place, as seasoning — as the salt-&-pepper of a meal.

    But when somebody makes them, instead, the meat-&-potatoes of the repast, one gets the idea that the essence of the message amounts to sheer pedantic tripe.”

    “You don’t understand a word of Latin, do you!?”

    No more understanding than two years’ worth of study could provide.

    Why do you ask?

  3. @ honeybee:

    “But didn’t they know that most pizza joints deliver???”

    “Is that suppose to be a joke ???”

    “You mean a joke on the order of “didn’t know the Almighty was lost”?

    No. Nothing so grandiose.”

    “Sweetie, that wasn’t a joke. it was an honest inquiry.”

    And I gave you an honest reply.

  4. dweller Said:

    But when somebody makes them, instead, the meat-&-potatoes of the repast, one gets the idea that the essence of the message amounts to sheer pedantic tripe.</blockqu You don't understand a word of Latin, do you!????????????

  5. dweller Said:

    Unlike some, I shoot only when I choose.
    That’s why I never shoot wild.

    Which is why you’re hiding in a library ? Yamit82 is on the front lines, defending the Jewish people, Sweetie.

  6. dweller Said:

    You mean a joke on the order of “didn’t know the Almighty was lost”?
    No. Nothing so grandiose

    Sweetie, that wasn’t a joke. it was an honest inquiry.

  7. @ yamit82:

    “Let [him] cast the first stone or bullet!!

    “The only thing dweller shoots off is his mouth, Darlin !”

    “Unlike some, I shoot only when I choose. That’s why I never shoot wild.

    PresentCompany could benefit from similar policy.”

    “acerbus et ingens dweller; credo quia absurdum est; parva leves capiunt animas”

    Latin maxims may have their place, as seasoning

    — as the salt-&-pepper of a meal.

    But when somebody makes them, instead, the meat-&-potatoes of the repast, one gets the idea that the essence of the message amounts to sheer pedantic tripe.

  8. dweller Said:

    Unlike some, I shoot only when I choose.

    That’s why I never shoot wild.

    acerbus et ingens dweller

    credo quia absurdum est 😛


    parva leves capiunt animas

  9. @ honeybee:

    “Let he cast the first stone or bullet!!

    “The only thing dweller shoots off is his mouth, Darlin !”

    Unlike some, I shoot only when I choose.

    That’s why I never shoot wild.

    PresentCompany could benefit from similar policy.

  10. @ yamit82:

    “In response to that attack and numerous other atrocities committed by Hamas, including a planned massive car bombing, Israel made the decision to deport 400 Hamas terrorists. Among them were the past and present day leaders of Hamas. You might assume that the story ends there.”

    “The story WOULD’ve ended there if instead of deporting them, Israel had delivered each scumbag a hollowpoint to the forehead at point-blank range. No fuss, no muss;
    fait accompli.”

    “Who said that, (RAMBO), Barbie???”

    YoursTruly said it. And I stand by it foursquare.

    “Advice from a coward….”

    Snotty condemnation from a TRUE coward.

    “Let [him] cast the first stone or bullet!!”

    Am I hearing a left-handed invite to the party?

    — or just one more lame & hokey attempt to divert attention from what I said?

  11. @ honeybee:

    “But didn’t they know that most pizza joints deliver???”

    “Is that suppose to be a joke ???”

    You mean a joke on the order of “didn’t know the Almighty was lost”?

    No. Nothing so grandiose.

  12. NormanF Said:

    How many times must Jews inflict tragedy upon themselves? With G-d’s help, it lies within their power to avert it.

    Wrong!!! “…the nations which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the nations shall know that I am the L-rd, saith the L-rd, G-d, WHEN I SHALL BE SANCTIFIED THROUGH YOU BEFORE THEIR EYES.“(Ezekiel 36)

    “A land which the L-rd thy G-d cares for; the eyes of the L-rd are upon it, from the beginning of the year unto the end of the year.”
    Dvarim (Deuteronomy) 11:12

    “Jews who dwell outside the Land of Israel are idol worshipers in purity.” Talmud, Avoda Zara 8

    When “all the nations of the world gather against Jerusalem”; when we watch them “consume Jacob, and devour his pleasant habitation” piece by piece like sharks, like predatory beasts. Year by year for decades we watch the noose pulled tighter by the powers. Still, “behold! They may indeed gather together but it is without My consent. Whoever will gather against you will fall because of you” says the Eternal One, will fall as the Nefillim (“fallen ones”), Anakim (“giants” or “enormities”), and the Rephaim (“shades”) fell, those who brutally attacked and those who should have helped but did not (Isaiah 54:15, Zohar 25a & b)

    .

  13. yamit82 Said:

    Advice from a coward….!!!!!!! Let he cast the first stone or bullet!!

    The only thing dweller shoots off is his mouth, Darlin !!!!!!!!!!

  14. dweller Said:

    The story WOULD’ve ended there if instead of deporting them, Israel had delivered each scumbag a hollowpoint to the forehead at point-blank range.

    — No fuss, no muss; fait accompli.

    Who said that, (RAMBO), Barbie???

    Advice from a coward….!!!!!!! Let he cast the first stone or bullet!! 😛

  15. dweller Said:

    But didn’t they know that most pizza joints deliver???

    Is that suppose to be a joke ??? Don’t give up your “day job” Sweetie. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. “In response to that attack and numerous other atrocities committed by Hamas, including a planned massive car bombing, Israel made the decision to deport 400 Hamas terrorists. Among them were the past and present day leaders of Hamas.

    You might assume that the story ends there.”

    The story WOULD’ve ended there if instead of deporting them, Israel had delivered each scumbag a hollowpoint to the forehead at point-blank range.

    — No fuss, no muss; fait accompli.

    @ honeybee:

    “Until Jews find G-d…”

    “I didn’t know THE ALMIGHTY was lost ?”

    They sent Him out for an X-L pizza & a six-pack, but they gave Him dumphuque directions; so He got lost. (Hey; it happens.)

    But didn’t they know that most pizza joints deliver???

  17. @ yamit82:

    Thank you so much and may THE ALMIGHTY BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND KEEP YOU ALL. At night I awake often and listen to my radio for news hoping all is OK.

  18. Jew-hatred is nothing new.

    Until Jews find G-d, they will run from their enemies, they will know no rest in their own beds and they will not be able vanquish those who seek to destroy them.

    How many times must Jews inflict tragedy upon themselves? With G-d’s help, it lies within their power to avert it.

  19. It is the story of how the United Nations, the UK and two US administrations pressured Israel into accepting the leaders of Hamas in the name of peace.

    It is also the story of how the media conducted a propaganda war on behalf of an Islamist terrorist organization, not just today when it publishes false stories about starvation in Gaza, but when the only people supposedly starving were adult male Hamas terrorists.

    save, Hashem, for the devout one is no more, for truthful men have vanished from mankind.”

    Psalms Chapter 14

    1 For the Leader. [A Psalm] of David.
    The fool hath said in his heart: ‘There is no God’;
    they have dealt corruptly, they have done abominably; there is none that doeth good.
    2 The LORD looked forth from heaven upon the children of men,
    to see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God.
    3 They are all corrupt, they are together become impure; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
    4 ‘Shall not all the workers of iniquity know it, who eat up My people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD?’
    5 There are they in great fear; for God is with the righteous generation.
    6 Ye would put to shame the counsel of the poor, but the LORD is his refuge.
    7 Oh that the salvation of Israel
    were come out of Zion! When the LORD turneth the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

    Pollard had stumbled on the main fact of modern geopolitics: Israel is meant to be sacrificed; it is not meant to survive, both jihadists and those at the highest levels of the western powers who exploit their genocidal and imperial ambitions are united in the wish to erase Israel. By discovering the cover-up and sharing the info that could save Israel Pollard had thwarted this great and evil design and the powers proceeded to do to him what they are by planned stages doing to Israel.

    Even as America is vitiated by a dishonest “war on terror” and a so-called “Homeland Security” whose main targets are, 1) the American people and, 2) the Jews of Israel so is Israel dismembered by the security wall and creation of a jihadist state within it as State Department dictates are executed by its clients in the Knesset and Israeli Foreign Ministry.

    When “all the nations of the world gather against Jerusalem”; when we watch them “consume Jacob, and devour his pleasant habitation” piece by piece like sharks, like predatory beasts. Year by year for decades we watch the noose pulled tighter by the powers. Still, “behold! They may indeed gather together but it is without My consent. Whoever will gather against you will fall because of you” says the Eternal One, will fall as the Nefillim (“fallen ones”), Anakim (“giants” or “enormities”), and the Rephaim (“shades”) fell, those who brutally attacked and those who should have helped but did not (Isaiah 54:15, Zohar 25a & b).

    “the British formed the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1920s in Egypt under Hasan al Bana and later a Saudi branch. Initially these tool was to be used against the Jews and for stirring the regional pot generally. Now the MB is within the highest echelons of the American government and is the agent for the ‘Arab Spring’ the Anglo-American dominated media tout as a spontaneous result of the ‘rise of social media,’ the so-called ‘twitter revolution.’ But see the Economist, July 10-17, 2010 for a preview of this ‘spontaneous’ uprising. It’s in the cover story targeting Mubarak, “Thank you & Goodbye” and praising the ‘brothers’ as peaceful democratic group of parliamentarians that abide by ‘the rule of law.’ In the postmodern era of lawless law, whenever one hears such phrases it is a sign that massive injustice is being done.

    Since the British promoted and supported Arab riots (pogroms) in March 1920 against the Jews in Israel, the British and, beginning in WW II with its locus in the Department of State, America and Russia have used Islamic regimes (all of them, except Persia-Iran) artificial states to keep tensions enflamed in the region. During the Nazi era, Germany too used the Arabs as an instrument against the Jews (and British). In these efforts, the perennial client regime in Israel, dating to the yishuv establishment of the late 1920s is an instrument to manage, suppress and degrade the Jews of Israel on behalf of the Western powers. The means are Western diplomatic and economic pressure and blackmail, including military (most blatantly during the 1973 and 1982 wars, the rockets of 1991 and summer 2006; the expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif) that show the true source of Islamic hostility. The UN, a creature of the Western powers facilitates world government and management of generic human inventory in the name of peace. The ‘Peace Process’ is an extension of “Trusteeship,” the “Morrison Plan” and other British-initiated world plans to manage the Jews and preempt the reemergence of their heritage and powerful tradition. This is necessary because the mania of the West, of “Esau, he is Edom” (Genesis 36) is CONTROL. He is the master of GAMES (“game was — and is — in his mouth”) and the West’s genius is the elaboration of games and fictions to secure control. His ultimate game, and the FICTION that formed Western Civilization is his obsession to appropriate the identity, prestige and place of his brother. Thus, the Church, all the churches from the beginning have laid claim to be the new and ‘real’ (virtual) Israel, to seize, under ‘color of law,’ its history, prestige, scriptures, teaching and law. The beginning of the Post Modern project, the primal DECONSTRUCTION was Rome’s laying waste to Israel and then, as Greco-Roman culture totally collapsed, to appropriate and re-shape its derekh to suit its ideological imperialism under the name “Palestina” a Latinized corruption of the ancient Hebrew word pilishtim meaning “trespasser” or “invader.” This remains the obsession of the West and the reason it is disintegrating: the West is a long-running identity conflict, a foot of iron and clay (see Daniel), an unstable mixture that maintains hegemony by its games and fictions. In the postmodern era this is handled by the media that sells the lie and reaches the pinnacle of ephemera and unreality. Thus, uncomfortable with itself and haunted by guilt at its fictions that history steadily is unraveling, the West is essentially a culture of TERROR. The horror story and the apocalyptic books and films of our era testify to its strain and impending collapse when “the lie that [became] truth” is exposed as a lie.”