The war between Israel and Hamas is not over. It cannot be over. Hamas is sworn to destroy Israel.
Caroline Glick, senior contributing editor at the Jerusalem Post, says: "Hamas exists to
obliterate Israel. The goal of each round of fighting is to soften
Israel up for the next round. Hamas will only stop fighting when it is defeated. And Israel did not defeat Hamas."
She says that according to Amos Harel, Ha'aretz' defence analyst, senior Israeli military commanders want Israel to bow to
Hamas’s demands for open borders with Israel and for the steady transfer
of funds to Hamas’s treasury. If Israel doesn’t give in
to Hamas’s demands for open borders, Hamas will renew its attacks at
the end of September.
"Hamas went to war with Israel because its back was up against the
wall. Due to Egypt’s decision a year ago to seal its borders with Gaza,
Hamas lost the ability to expand its arsenal, fuel Gaza’s
smuggling-based economy and pay its terrorists their salaries.
"US President Barack Obama adopted Hamas’s demand for open borders as
the official position of the US government almost at the outset of the
conflict. . . Under Obama the Federal Aviation Administration instituted a
discriminatory and unwarranted flight ban on Israel. The repercussions
of that move continue to harm Israel’s economy. . .
"Today, the US and the EU are working together at the UN Security
Council to draft a resolution that would see the deployment of
international military forces to Gaza. The defined role of the force
would be to oversee Gaza’s demilitarization, seemingly in line with
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s demand.
"But the notion that UN forces would take any steps to disarm Hamas is
absurd. The minute such forces arrive in Gaza they will become human
shields preventing Israel from defending itself against Hamas
aggression. If they are deployed to Gaza, then in the next round of
Hamas’s war against the Jews, IDF troops will have to constrain their
offensive operations still further to avoid killing Western forces.
"In other words, the deployment of such a force in Gaza will make it all but impossible for Israel to fight Hamas in the future. . . Hamas now knows that
all they have to do to survive, thrive and expand their war on Israel,
is shake the tree. Something will fall out that will reward their
"If they pay any price at all, it will involve nothing more than the
death of the civilians of Gaza. And Hamas leaders couldn’t care less.
For them, the death of civilians is yet another means of attacking
Israel. . .
"Residents of the south are livid at the government for opting for a
ceasefire rather than mounting a full invasion of Gaza and dismantling
Hamas piece by piece, terrorist by terrorist. As they see it, Operation
Protective Edge failed to bring them the security they deserve and
require to lead normal lives."
A man living in Israel writes in a letter: "This is a spiritual war. This is a real battle of right versus wrong; light versus darkness; truth versus lies; life versus death; the truth of the Bible versus the lies of the Koran."
Western television media have not filmed Hamas rockets falling on Israel, but they have filmed Israel air strikes on Gaza. There is no doubt that people have been influenced by the unbalanced propaganda war. In the interests of balance, they should watch this video here.