(Tel Aviv, Israel) – As Israel endures Day 12 of Operation Protective Edge, its soldiers find themselves on the ground in the Gaza Strip. Rocket fire from Gaza’s Islamic Fundamentalist Hamas rulers continues unabated. And the Hamas propaganda machine is in full-swing, meaning the truth is the primary casualty of this latest conflict.
Just a typical day in the Middle East.
Israel’s stated goal of its ground operation in Gaza is to find and destroy rockets, rocket launchers, and tunnels dug between Gaza and Israeli territory.
Hamas’ stated goal of its existence is the destruction of Israel and the annihilation of the Jews. In fact, most forget that a state of war has existed between Israel and most of its Arab neighbors since 1948.
While the world turns a blind eye as Palestinian children are taught it’s OK – and their duty – to kill Jews, it’s somehow not OK for Israel to attack those who attack them and try to annihilate them on a daily basis.
Most also forget that the Palestinians celebrate every missile strike and killed Jew by handing out candy – an extension of their reaction on September 11, 2001, when they cheered and passed around candy while the Twin Towers burned and collapsed.
Just a typical day in the Middle East.
While Israel has reported limited success with destroying Gaza’s tunnel network, they haven’t found them all. This was evident on Saturday when Hamas militants entered Israel, wearing Israeli military uniforms, killing two Israeli soldiers before scurrying back into their tunnel and the relative safety of Gaza.
Keeping true to its propaganda machine, Hamas touted the attack as a great victory against the “Zionist Entity” occupying Gaza.
“This is just the latest victory over the Zionists,” said a Hamas spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We have killed hundreds of them, military murders and legitimate civilian targets, which is the duty of every Palestinian. With God’s help, we will soon have total victory over the occupiers!”
In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Hamas militants did use a tunnel and Israeli uniforms to kill two Israeli soldiers. One militant was killed in Israel before the rest returned to their tunnel and Gaza. Once on the other side, they were all killed by an Israeli helicopter gunship.
And Hamas is still bragging about its alleged part in shooting down Malaysian Airlines MH17 on Thursday – a fact that is literally impossible. But it’s just another propagandist claim by the terror organization.
In the past 12 days, three Israeli soldiers and two civilians have been killed. Compare that number to over 370 Palestinians – the majority of them civilians – dead in Gaza.
In the past 24 hours, Israeli officials have become concerned about possible new weaponry and tactics employed by their enemy. Rumors abound that a new kind of Palestinian tunnel – a Time Tunnel – is under construction somewhere in Gaza.
“We have reason to believe that Hamas has gotten their hands on the DVD of Irwin Allen’s The Time Tunnel,” said an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity. “And now they’re trying to build one for themselves.”
The Time Tunnel is a science fiction show, developed by Allen, which ran in the mid-1960s. Building a time tunnel would give Hamas a tactical edge, and to that end, the Associated Press (AP) reported last night that several members of Allen’s family have been kidnapped and are being forced to work on the new weapon.
“We strongly deplore, in the most stern and absolute terms, the kidnapping of these innocent Americans,” said a State Department spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity. “Secretary [of State John] Kerry has been in touch with Israeli officials about mounting a rescue mission.
“Plus, this shows just how insane these Hamas folks are. I mean, there is no such thing as a time tunnel.”
But Hamas is reportedly carrying on with its time tunnel research. “If we can build this device successfully, we can go back in time and change past egregious events,” said a Hamas spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity. “We can make the Zionists pay by stopping their assault on the dignity of the Palestinian people.”
When asked if the Palestinians would go back in time to 1947 and accept the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine – which would have partitioned Israel and Palestine but which Arab states rejected, instead declaring war on Israel and unsuccessfully trying to wipe it out – the Hamas spokesman provided a terse answer.
“No,” said the Hamas spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity. “That’s just crazy talk.”
Another new weapon in Hamas’ arsenal: the Donkey of Terror. A new branch of Hamas militants – the Exploding Donkey Martyrs’ Brigades – strapped explosives to an unwilling mule on Saturday and sent it towards Israeli forces. The Israelis were able to detonate the animal’s explosives without causing harm to any Israeli or Palestinian.
The donkey was not so fortunate, and now animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has gotten involved in the conflict.
“The whole situation is unfortunate and cruel,” said a PETA spokesman, speaking on condition of anonymity. “It’s bad enough to kill innocent men, women, and children. But animals? What kind of people would do such a thing? I mean, I could totally see Michael Vick doing this, but we don’t believe he’s in Gaza at the moment.
“With this new terror weapon, Hamas is making an ass out of itself.”