BY VICTOR SHARPE, RENEW AMERICA—
The increasing number of missiles deliberately fired from Gaza at southern Israel’s farms, villages and towns is a clear indictment of the Hamas terror machine that rules and occupies the Gaza Strip. It represents a catalog of Arab and Muslim war crimes.
There has been a 30% increase from the same period last year in the number of lethal rockets slamming into Israeli civilian homes with all the horror and misery that is inflicted upon the civilian population, particularly upon the little children who live in constant fear of when the next rocket will strike – usually with a mere 15 seconds warning.
In one day alone – June 21, 2012 – thirty one Hamas and Islamic Jihad missiles fell on Israel causing damage and trauma. But you probably read not a word about it in your local daily newspaper or saw or heard nothing mentioned on the TV.
Since Israel unilaterally left Gaza, as an unheard of peace gesture in 2005, her hope that the Arabs in Gaza would create a society based upon rational considerations, such as building hospitals, schools, or creating the infrastructure for a normal society at peace with its neighbor, has been shattered.
It was a pipe dream from the start and since 2005, when Israel’s then Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, ordered what became known as the “Disengagement,” – a euphemism for wrecking the lives of so many of his own people – over 12,000 deadly Arab missiles have slammed into southern Israel’s civilian areas.
Ten thousand Israeli men, women and children were forcibly evicted by Israeli police under the so-called disengagement from their Gaza Strip farms and villages in order to prove Israel’s peaceful intentions (many policewomen were visibly moved to tears at what was expected of them). Those Jewish civilians are mostly now still living as refugees within the Jewish state.
This is an indictment of the idiotic belief that still afflicts too many Israeli leaders, mostly those on the Left, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, that the Arab and Muslim world will accept a non-Muslim state in land once conquered by Muslims in the name of Allah. Even though Jewish patrimony in its ancestral and biblical homeland predates Islam by millennia, nevertheless it means nothing to the Muslim faithful.
What still evades the minds of too many Israeli and world leaders is the reality that in Islamic belief, wherever the Muslim foot has trod triumphal, that land forever is part of the Dar al-Islam (the House of Islam) and should it be lost, it then becomes the Dar al-Harb (the House of War) and it is a religious injunction upon all Muslims to wage ceaseless war until it is recovered.
Like the pernicious intrusion into Europe and Great Britain of Islamic Sharia law, the 21st century West is asleep and seemingly incapable of understanding that a 7th century religious war is upon it – and winning.
Meanwhile, with Egypt lurching ever more into the clutches of the Muslim Brotherhood – thanks in large part to the foreign policies of President Obama – and the 40 or so year old peace treaty between Egypt and Israel practically torn to shreds by Egyptians, the Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel is aflame with increasing anti-Israel terror attacks occurring along the entire length of the Israel-Egyptian border.
Remember, Israel gave away every last centimeter of the Sinai – a wonderful buffer zone between Egypt and the Jewish state. This territory consisted of 97% of the so-called “occupied territory” Israel gave away in return for a peace treaty written on a piece of paper. Now Israel’s eastern neighbor, Jordan, is also in grave danger of succumbing to fanatical Islamist and jihadist control.
According to Khaled Abu Toameh, writing in the Jerusalem Post, “Jordanian government officials say there are growing signs that the kingdom’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood organization has plans to overthrow the regime.
“Today, most of the anti-regime demonstrations throughout the kingdom are being initiated and led by Muslim Brotherhood supporters whose goal is to turn Jordan into an Islamic republic.
“Many Arabs feel that President Barack Obama’s endorsement of the Muslim Brotherhood has emboldened the Islamists and increased their appetite to drive moderate and secular rulers out of the Arab world.”
Incidentally, a complaint to the BBC about why the media giant – which exists through British taxpayer money – always displays a permanent bias against Israel and never reports on Arab aggression against it, elicited the outrageous response from a BBC spokesperson, as follows:
“… It is the policy of the BBC only to report on Palestinian attacks against Israel when Israel retaliates.”
Meanwhile Israeli aircraft hitting the Hamas and Islamic Jihad missile gangs, but only after they have either fired their missiles or it appears that they are on the verge of launching a lethal rocket attack, does nothing for the one million hapless residents of southern Israel whose lives are made permanently miserable by the evil almost daily launched against them from the Gaza Strip.
We are witnessing Arab and Muslim war crimes on a never ending spiral of horror inflicted upon Israel’s civilian population – and the world yawns.
Only when the Jewish state is provoked beyond endurance and – as all nations have a right to do – defends itself and resists Palestinian barbarism, aggression and cold blooded terror – does the world awake.
Predictably the 57 Arab and Muslim states then rush to the terminally corrupt United Nations, which gleefully condemns not the Arab perpetrators and victimizers, but Israel, the perennial victim.
Such a sick world should hearken to the biblical injunction in Genesis 12:3. It ignores it at its peril.
Victor Sharpe is a prolific freelance writer and author of several books including the highly acclaimed trilogy, Politicide: The attempted murder of the Jewish state.