by Ezri Tubi
Nothing in this hypocritical world is a surprise, but the insistence that one leaving Gazans in tents instead of helping them emigrate is a shock to the most cynical among us.
Millions of refugees from countries like Iraq, Syria, and Yemen fled wars in their homelands in the past few decades and sought refuge in other countries.
So why, suddenly, when it comes to the voluntary migration of the Gazans, and polls show that they wanted to migrate even before the war to escape the clutches of Hamas, does the matter become so controversial?"
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says UNRWA staff involved in the October 7th massacre will be held accountable but asks nations not to suspend funding. Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Eradan responded: "The UN Secretary-General proves again that the lives and security of the citizens of Israel are not really important to him. After years of ignoring evidence that was presented to him personally of UNRWA's support and involvement in incitement and terror, and before he holds a comprehensive investigation to find the Hamas terrorists and murderers in UNRWA, he concentrates on raising donations for the murder and terror organization." (The answer is – Global international Anti-Semitism!)
Germany, Netherlands, and Scotland pause funding to UNRWA following evidence that UNRWA employees took part in October 7 massacre. The three European countries join a growing list. The first such country was Switzerland, which last month voted to suspend funding to the UN organization. On Friday, the US voted to pause funding, and it was followed closely by Canada, Australia, the UK, and Finland.
Food for Thought. by Steven Shamrak
No country goes to the extent that Israel does to prevent civilian deaths during a war. At least, the ‘Ugly Nazi’ court recognised the right of Israel for self-defence.
The IDF bulldozed 1,100 buildings to produce a 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) buffer on Gaza’s side of the border, ignoring US warnings against reducing Gaza’s territory to just such ends.
European MPs call for EU to oppose removal of Hadash MK Ofer Cassif, supports for South Africa's ICJ case against Israel. A group of 17 MEPs have petitioned for the EU to oppose Hadash MK Ofer Cassif's expulsion from the Knesset.
Arabs across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) overwhelmingly view Hamas’s the Oct. 7 massacre, which left over 1,200 people dead in Israel and saw 240 others kidnapped to Gaza, as “legitimate resistance,” according to a new survey of 16 nations. Only 5% of Arabs in Middle East oppose the Oct. 7 massacre of Jews, and others. The massacre received the highest support in Libya, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco and among Palestinian Authority Arabs, with a staggering 0% of Judea and Samaria Arab residents agreeing that approving of the atrocities of Oct. 7.
Egypt is enraged by Israel’s decision to retake Philadelphi Corridor. Israel accused Egypt of allowing Hamas to smuggle weapons through the Gaza border. The Philadelphi Corridor is the Israeli code name for a narrow strip of land, 8.699 miles long, located
The United Nations' top court, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to do all it can to prevent death, destruction and any acts of genocide in Gaza, but the panel stopped short of ordering Jerusalem to end the military offensive that has laid waste to the Palestinian enclave. Following a ruling of the ICJ, Prime Minister Netanyahu stated in response to the ruling: "Israel's commitment to international law is unwavering. Equally unwavering is our sacred commitment to continue to defend our country and defend our people. Like every country, Israel has an inherent right to defend itself."
Protesters blocked aid reaching Gaza from Israel. Protesters, including relatives of hostages held in the Gaza Strip, demonstrated at the Kerem Shalom border crossing to picket humanitarian trucks going into Gaza, demanding that aid be cut off until the captives held by terrorists in the territory are freed. (Residents of Gaza are enemies of Israel. They all support terrorist thugs of Hamas. Time to remove them from the Jewish land is now!)
Egypt warned Israel that any attempt to re institute security control of the strip of land that separates the Gaza Strip and Egypt will result in a “serious threat” to relations between the neighboring countries. The so-called Philadelphi Route is a 14 kilometer (nine-mile) long slice of land on Egypt-Gaza border. Israeli leaders have recently talked about retaking control of the corridor to prevent arms from being smuggled to Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza. (The relationship with Egypt has never been good.)
The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said that it had sacked “several” employees accused by Israel of involvement in Hamas’s unprecedented October 7 attack on southern communities. The accusation also prompted the United States to suspend critical funding to the organization. (It is well known secret. Many other ‘humanitarian’ organizations do the same.)
Israel’s Security Cabinet approved a decision to freeze funds from reaching the PA. Israel’s channelling of will channel the money to a third party, Norway, theoretically prevents Gaza-earmarked funds from reaching the P.A. “under any circumstances”. (First of all, unpaid bills must be paid to Israel, and compensation to all Israeli victims of enemy’s terror, as well as the cost of war on terror.)
Hamas’s military wing issued a document to ‘clarify’ the Oct. 7 massacres. The terror group alleges it only targeted soldiers, civilian deaths were unintentional or by the IDF. The purpose of the newly published report, Hamas’s Al-Qassam Brigades claimed, was to “clarify to the free peoples of the world the reality of what happened on October 7, and the motives behind it. (All the facts presented by Hamas’ own terrorists do not matter for the Jew-hating readers of this document.)
Quote of the Week:
"Contrary to what they say, the war continues on all fronts, and the war will continue on all fronts until we reach all of our goals - we will destroy the evil of Hamas. Total victory requires the elimination of Hamas's leaders, the annihilation of Hamas, the return of the hostages, the disarming of Gaza, and Israeli control over everything that enters the Gaza Strip - those are our basic conditions for the day after." - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
by Bassam Tawil
After the January 2 assassination in Beirut, Lebanon, of Saleh al-Arouri, deputy head of the Hamas “political bureau,” who was behind countless terror attacks against Israelis over the past decade, PA leaders were quick to praise him as a “martyr” and a “hero” and condemn Israel for allegedly killing the top Hamas terrorist.
Shortly after the killing of al-Arouri, Fatah Central Committee Secretary-General Jibril Rajoub, who is closely associated with Abbas, called Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh to offer his condolences over the “martyrdom” of al-Arouri, saying: “With the martyrdom of Saleh al-Arouri, Palestine lost one of its faithful sons and fighters who devoted his life to serving the Palestinian cause.”
In the Samaria city of Jenin, Jamal Hawil, a senior Fatah official, led a demonstration to denounce the killing of al-Arouri, whom he labelled as a “martyr.”
It should come as no surprise that Abbas and other PA leaders have long been glorifying terrorists by calling them “martyrs” and “heroes.” Since the brutal Hamas massacres of Israelis on October 7, the atrocities have been celebrated by at least 11 Palestinian schools, including eight runs by the PA.
If the Palestinian Authority were to be allowed to return to the Gaza Strip, as the Biden administration wants, it would continue its decades-long path of education for terror. Abbas and his PA leadership would do exactly what Hamas has been doing in the Gaza Strip for the past two decades: raise yet another generation of Palestinians on Jew-hating messages and the glorification of terrorists.