Interesting reading from an Indian journalist JAGDISH N SINGH:
Crocodile tears over Gaza violence
08/18/2014 15:54 By JAGDISH N SINGH
Israel has been left with no option but to retaliate after Hamas made it amply clear by its behavior that it had no genuine intention of returning to the cease-fire of 2012.
Ordinary mortals like me must have been deeply disturbed at the loss of innocent lives in the Gaza Strip and Israel in the temporarily halted Israeli strike on terrorist Hamas infrastructure. I, however, wonder if those who matter in world politics today have ever cared at all. Contemporary history shows they are just shedding crocodile tears over the reports of recent deaths and destruction in the region. They have, as a matter of fact, conveniently ignored what Hamas, the root cause of the present conflict, has been preaching and practicing around ever since it came to control the Gaza Strip in 2007.
Hamas remains ever committed to its charter to destroy the entire Jewish state. Its doctrine of the muqawama (“resistance”) – fighting together with other Islamist politico-military outfits to destroy Israel—is intact. Deriving its sustenance from this fanatic ideology, Hamas has been firing rockets on the civilian population, Jewish and Muslim and others alike, in Israel. Middle East expert Eado Hecht finds that since 2007 Hamas has built a maze of underground concrete bunkers and tunnels underneath the residential areas of Gaza to be used to help transport Hamas members into Israel to murder who murder Jews and random!
Are we sure all those pictures we see of death in Gaza are real. Have a look at this video, watch carefully the shrouded corpses until you see them move. We fall all to easy for Hamas's propaganda.
Is this really the world you want to live in? You innocently show your support for the people of Gaza and I understand that, but what your really doing is feeding the cancer known as Hamas. You saw yesterday, again for the third time, Hamas broke the ceasefire, what does this really mean? They know Israel have to respond, they know that they can once again parade dead bodies of children in front of the world media, they know that the world will react with sympathy. Since being dropped by the Muslim Brotherhood and every other Arab state except Iran and Qatar. Hamas need your support. Please stop now.
This is what the Palestinian leaders are saying:
Finally did you know that 30%of all Hamas rockets misfire and land in Gaza!!! Think about it: 'Who's killing who?'