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Israeli-Palestinian conflict - Gaza - Gaza wars

  Gaza war, 2008-09

Gaza war, 2012

Gaza war, 2014

Gazans cannot speak

Gaza border riots, 2018-19

Gaza war, 2021

The Hamas way of war

Hamas massacre of Israelis, 2023

The final war against Hamas

The Islamist way of war

Gazans should abandon the struggle
(Sunday Times article, 2018)

Gaza wars, 2005 to 2021

Israel left Gaza in 2005. All 9,000 Jews were forcibly ethnically cleansed in the name of "peace". Many were born there. Others lived there for decades. All expelled. Every settlement was destroyed.

If the Gazans wanted peace, prosperity and freedom, it was there for the taking after 2005. All they had to do was build a state, and leave Israel alone. There would be no blockade, no wall, no checkpoints, no airstrikes. Gazans would now be rich and free. They could have a booming tourist industry on the Mediterranean.

But Gazans don't want to be rich and free. They want other things. They want land, honour, blood and vengeance. These things will not make them happy, but that is what they want and what they pursue.

And so they kept attacking Israel, even though Israel was gone. And so they fired thousands of rockets at Israel. And so Israel had to keep coming back to bomb the aggressors. And the western left, like the morons they are, encouraged all this.

All of this is over now, after the Hamas massacre of Israelis in Oct 2023. The window for Gazans is gone. Everything they could have had is gone now.

Over 3,300 rockets fired from Gaza in just one month (8 July to 7 Aug 2014).
Why? Why don't Gazans leave Israel alone?
From IDF.
See also 54 rockets fired from one school.

IDF media during the wars

During the various wars and clashes, you can directly read IDF and Israeli government media, videos and posts. You do not have to rely on the second-hand distortions of your local media.


Gaza war, 2008-09

Claims of Israeli crimes


Yearly breakdown of all projectile fire towards Israeli territory, 2002 to 2009.
Israel leaves Gaza: 2005. Jews cleansed from Gaza. Rocket fire does not stop.
Gaza war: Dec 2008 to Jan 2009.
See full size. From IDF.

Gaza war, 2012

The 2008-09 war calmed things down for a while. But it didn't last.

Hamas rocket fire in 2012 provoked Israel to respond again.

Hamas have no meaning to their existence other than killing Jews. They cannot, will not, ever build a decent state in Gaza. They are not interested in ever doing that. Not until the last Jew on earth is dead. (And not even then.)

Ahmed Jabari with his victim Gilad Shalit in Oct 2011.
Shalit was held hostage in Gaza for 5 years, from June 2006 to Oct 2011.
Israel killed Jabari in a targeted airstrike on 14 Nov 2012.
Photo by Reuters. From here.

Why western leftists find this kind of society attractive is beyond me.
Hamas portrays the kind of society Islamism builds by carrying out summary execution without trial of "spies" and dragging their bodies in the street, during the Gaza war, Nov 2012.
(Inevitably, stories emerge that they were not "spies" but rather rival Islamists.)

The depravity of the western left:
The Guardian, the most pro-jihad newspaper in the English-speaking world, publishes Hamas yet again, 18 Nov 2012.
They have published Hamas many times before.

Infographic compares military hardware in Gaza and Israel.
See full size. From here.
This never asks the obvious question.
Which is: If Hamas had these weapons, would one Jew be left alive?

Jihad Misharawi

The tragic death of the child of BBC stringer Jihad Misharawi in Gaza in the Nov 2012 conflict received global publicity. Israel was universally blamed for killing the child of a BBC journalist.

However, it later emerged that the child was in the company of his uncle, a Hamas terrorist. And the UN says the child was killed by Hamas rocket fire.

But few will hear this, compared to the millions who saw the original report. Yet again we see the bias of the western media in covering the conflict. Western journalists are sceptics about the claims of their own democratic governments - but credulous fools when it comes to the claims of third world thugs like Hamas.

Max Fisher in the Washington Post, 15 Nov 2012, entirely fails to get the story behind the photo.
This was a front page photo for the Washington Post.
Fisher reported at length on the death of the child. He included pictures of Misharawi's burnt home, and the death was blamed on Israel.
Jihad Misharawi's brother Ahmed Misharawi was also killed.

However, it later emerged that Ahmed Misharawi was a Hamas terrorist.
Above he is wrapped in the Hamas flag at his funeral.
His brother Jihad Misharawi, who, remember, was employed by the BBC in Gaza, said at his funeral: "Thanks to Allah, the Lord of the Universe, who chose him [Ahmed] to be a martyr, from all the people. What was done by the Jews is a shame for the entire Umma [Islamic nation], a shame for the West, a shame for the Arabs, who are silent."

Gaza war, 2014

Since Hamas is still in power, the 2012 war solved nothing, and Hamas attacked Israel again in 2014.

Yet again, Israel tries to take out rocket teams. Hamas tries desperately to get its own civilians killed. Leftists run defence for Hamas. The media is full of drivel. (See The 20 Oddest Things People Actually Claim to Believe about the Hamas/Israel Conflict.)

Yet again, the war stops with Hamas still in power. Hamas will receive billions in aid for "reconstruction" (i.e. re-arming). There will be another war.

Hamas government site orders its people not to listen to Israeli warnings, July 2014.
Hamas wants its people dead.

The IDF tries not to kill civilians.
Hamas and Gazans know this. This is why they behave like this!

Breakdown of Gaza deaths strongly indicates that Israel is trying hard to target Hamas fighters.
Otherwise, why so many men? Why so many young men?
As John Connolly says: "Basically, if Israel was largely killing civilians in Gaza through indiscriminate bombing, one would expect the casualties to be a fair reflection of the Gazan population. Around 50% would be male, and 50% female. Around 40% would have to be under the age of 14. But this is not the case, in the current war or the last."

Elder of Ziyon compares Gaza casualties and demographics.
Incredibly, they do not match.
Can any anti-Israel person explain why they do not match?

Gazans cannot speak

Just as in the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc before 1989, Gazans cannot tell Westerners what they really think about Hamas and its endless wars - or they will be shot. Only Gazans who agree with Hamas will appear on western TV screens.

What happens if you hold a demo against Hamas in Gaza:
Hamas executes 20 Palestinian anti-war protesters, report, 29 July 2014. And here and here.
Graphic from StandWithUs.

Real life in Gaza: Quotes from Gazans Speak Out: Hamas War Crimes, Mudar Zahran, September 19, 2014.
This is what many Gazans think - but cannot say or they will be shot by Hamas.


Gaza border riots, 2018 on

Here we go again. Instead of building a state, Hamas does this.

Hamas-organised jihadi mobs storm the border fence, trying to break it down so they can kill Jewish families in their homes beyond the fence. The IDF protects innocent life and uses deadly force to stop the jihadi mobs. Over 100 jihadi rioters are killed trying to storm Israel.


MEMRI compilation: Gaza "Return March" Clips - Calls For Jihad & Martyrdom, Chants Of Anti-Semitic Slogans And Incitement.
See Vimeo.

Hamas leader on the border protests: "We will tear out their hearts from their bodies!"

The armed jihadi "protesters" break through the fence, and are excited to be on their way to kill local Jewish families.
Apparently what is being shouted is: "Khaybar, Khaybar! Oh Jews, the army of Muhammad is returning." Rather than: "Remember Khaybar! Oh Jews, we're coming to slaughter you!" But the meaning is the same.
The Battle of Khaybar is about the defeat and slaughter of the Jews, and the rape of their women.

Blood-crazed mob attacking the Gaza fence, Jan 2019.
This mob is probably one mile away from Jewish families.

"The Terror of Return".
2018 video about UNRWA and terror indoctrination, by The Center for Near East Policy Research (banned from YouTube).
0:52 sums up the aim of the Gaza border riots: "to frighten the Jews so that they will run away. To kill Jews."

Jan 2019 update: "At least 80 percent of Palestinian fatalities in Gaza "Return Marches" are terrorists".

Hamas leader Fathi Hammad, 12 July 2019, says Hamas has built a new factory for suicide vests for Palestinians to storm the Gaza-Israel border and blow up Israeli families.
It is certainly baffling why Israel protects its border!


Unpublished letter


Gaza war, 2021


Senior Hamas official Fathi Hammad in an address on 7 May 2021, when these clashes began: "People of Jerusalem, we want you to cut off the heads of the Jews with knives. ... Buy a knife, sharpen it .. and just cut off [their heads]. ... 'You shall find the strongest in enmity towards the believers to be the Jews and the polytheists.' The Jews have spread corruption .. and their moment of reckoning has come."

This from Elder of Ziyon in May 2021, just after the Hamas rocket fire started, sums up the mystery of people's interest in the Palestinians.
They got angry about rent demands. Then silent about rocket attacks.
Could anything better show what is wrong with Westerners' brains when they attack Israel?
When Israel carried out airstrikes against rocket positions, then Westerners got interested again.

It is amazing how almost every Western "pacifist" throws their values in the bin as soon as Palestinians start violence.
They come up with some tortured chain of cause and effect from "grievance" to war in order to defend or excuse some completely unnecessary war. Their "pacifism" and "peace" symbols mean nothing.
Look at the above. The icing on the cake is the "peace" symbol in the apologetics for a completely unnecessary and insanely violent war.
From "Mattie Lisbon" in May 2021. "Mattie Lisbon" of course blocked me.

The amazing, life-saving Iron Dome in action in May 2021.


Analysis of deaths in 2021 war


The New York Times did an emotional front page in May 2021 with photos of the children alleged to be killed by Israel.
See wider image.


The Hamas way of war

The Hamas way of war.
From Israel's Foreign Affairs Ministry, Jan 2009.

Palestinians fire at Israel from UNRWA primary school in Gaza.
Video from Oct 2007.

Hamas admits using human shields, Feb 2008. "the Palestinian people has developed its [methods] of death and death-seeking. For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel, and so do all the people living on this land. The elderly excel at this, and so do the mujahideen and the children. This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahideen, in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine."

Hamas fire at Israel from a school during the Jan 2009 conflict.

Hamas uses children as human shields, Jan 2009.
And more.

Hamas jihadi in the Jan 2009 conflict calls for local children to come and help him escape from a building without being fired on from the air. He leaves using the children as human shields.
Again, Hamas themselves know how decent the Israelis are. Hamas know the Israelis are morally superior to Hamas themselves.
And again, the children's parents don't give a toss about their safety, but allow them wander round a war zone helping jihadis.

Hamas fighters jump in an ambulance to escape, probably aided by Gaza medical staff. July 2014.
See also Hamas using an ambulance in Gaza in 2004. Copy here.

"Hamas Terrorist Tactics in the Gaza Strip".
The IDF explains how Hamas fights.
Posted Nov 2012.

The Hamas way of war.
Found here.

"I don't want you to get hurt, we are in wartime. Stay home."
A #Gaza farmer, who stumbled on a no-go area near the border fence, is called on the phone and warned, to prevent him being mistaken for a #HamasTerrorist by IDF forces. #Gaza
C/o @amirbohbot

— Imshin (@imshin) May 23, 2021

"More Palestinians die than Israelis!"
Sure. According to leftist logic, then, Germany must be the good guys.
These are total of all deaths.

Every Gaza war since 2005.

Another version.
This was Gaza 2005 to 2023.
All of this is over now, after the Hamas massacre of Israelis in 2023. This guy will now no longer exist.

"Hamas! Hamas! Jews to the gas!"
- Popular chant in pro-Hamas demos. See many examples.

"Palestinians must resort to resistance no matter how costly it is, until Palestine is free and Israel is destroyed."
- Hamas leader Khaled Meshal explains the plan, 1 Oct 2011.

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