by Suzanne Olden, Clash Daily

If you listen to any mainstream news media at all, Israel is evil incarnate, the aggressor and trying to commit genocide against the poor, poor, poor citizens of Gaza. The truth is something completely different. Israel has been under almost constant attack since it was founded in 1948, and especially since Hamas, a terrorist organization, has taken over governance of Gaza. Hamas’ only purpose for existence is the obliteration of the State of Israel and every Jew on the planet. Then their focus will shift to every other non-Muslim in the world.

If you don’t believe me, believe Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef. Mosab left his family and Hamas, was an agent for Shin Bet and now lives in the US. He was, from a young age, groomed to take over his father’s position in Hamas, but instead he chose to use his knowledge and position to try and defeat them. In March of 2010 he published his autobiography, Son of Hamas. Here are some quotes from a recent video interview with him (below).

“Hamas does not care about the lives of Palestinians, does not care about the lives of Israelis or Americans. They don’t care about their own lives. They consider dying for the sake of their ideology a way of worship…”

When asked if you can coexist with someone whose mission is your destruction, Mosab had this to say: “Hamas is not seeking coexistence or compromise. Hamas is seeking conquest and taking over.”

Then he said that the destruction of Israel isn’t their “final destination” and that Hamas’ “final destination” is building an Islamic caliphate “which means an Islamic state on the rubble of every other civilization. These are the ultimate goals of Hamas”

Can we just pause a moment and let that last one sink in? An Islamic state on the rubble of all other civilizations. No one is safe.

Hamas teaches in the mosques that innocents must die for the sake of ideology of the caliphate, “…without the shedding of innocent blood for the sake of the ideology, you will not be able to build an Islamic state” and their mosques teach this to children as young as five. Think about your kindergartner being taught there is no value to life beyond killing your ideological “enemies.”

Need a few more truths about Hamas? Try these on for size. Their manual explicitly states,

The soldiers and commanders [of the IDF] must limit their use of weapons and tactics that lead of the harm and unnecessary loss of people and [destruction of] civilian facilities. It is difficult for them to get the most use out of their firearms, especially of supporting fire [e.g. artillery].
In other words, their playbook calls for the use of women and children as human shields in order to make Israel look bad. If you hadn’t noticed, it’s working like gangbusters.

Hamas threatens the media and severely restricts their access. According to the Times of Israel, Hamas has “questioned and threatened” journalists, including times when photographers had taken pictures of Hamas gunmen shooting rockets from civilian structures or in plain clothes, were bullied by Hamas and had their equipment taken.

Their Military Headquarters are located under a hospital and they regularly use schools and civilian residences to fire artillery and rockets. Their military headquarters are located beneath al-Shifa Hospital. If either fact is reported at all, it is buried. The press is given the following restrictions when in the hospital: No pictures of members of Hamas with their weapons inside the hospital, and don’t go anywhere near the bunkers, or the operating rooms where members of Hamas are treated. Reporters can meet with members of Hamas inside the hospital but they are not allowed to take pictures. Rules are also written down in case anyone forgets.

Hamas murders peace protestors, according to the Jerusalem Post. Hamas has used terrorists disguised as civilians to investigate then kill Palestinians in the Gaza strip who stand against Hamas’ violence. In the last week, Hamas has executed more than 30 civilians from various parts of the Gaza Strip which it suspected of collaborating with Israel, per unidentified Palestinian security sources reporting to the Palestine Press News Agency. The Associated Press, did report a specific example of the murder of six, but then justified the killings by blaming Israel for recruiting them.

Hamas constantly lies about casualty numbers, which the media buys lock, stock and barrel. Palestinian governmental sources routinely falsify such numbers, and don’t make any distinction between terrorists casualties and civilian casualties. Tricky, since most of the time the terrorists are dressed as civilians to further their terror activities. They even issued instructions to all people within Gaza to use social media to misreport casualty numbers. The instructions state: “Anyone killed or martyred is to be called a civilian from Gaza or Palestine, before we talk about his status in jihad or his military rank. Don’t forget to always add ‘innocent civilian’ or ‘innocent citizen’ in your description of those killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza.”

About those terror tunnels, they were built with aid money. One of Hamas’ main points of contention has been that Israel’s embargo is the rationale for Hamas’ terrorism. Questionable at best, since Egypt hasn’t been attacked. Egypt destroyed hundreds of terror tunnels and placed an embargo on Gaza. Hamas got the materials for its terror tunnels because the supposed Israeli embargo was not strong enough.

Hillary Clinton got in the middle of it and talked Israel into easing its blockade of building materials and other dual-use goods bound for Gaza. They didn’t use it to build homes or buildings, they used it to build the terror tunnels so they could build an underground network of weapons depots, bunkers and rocket-launching pads to attack Israel. Let’s not forget that Hamas also used then killed children in the building of the tunnels, according to a 2012 paper in the Journal of Palestine Studies.

Remember the directive to use human shields? Well it also means they routinely use UN Facilities and Red Crescent Ambulances to hide and transport terrorists and their weapons. The UN is complicit. In one case they found rockets in one of their facilities and gave them back to Hamas.

And you honestly think anyone can negotiate with these lying, sneaky, murdering terrorists?