American people are easily confused by reports they see from the media on Israel and Gaza. The media is reporting different versions of truth. Americans who say they love Israel are vague on the history and hesitate to take action. As a result we are losing the propaganda war against Israel. We must understand the truth on the ground and take action.
Congress knows the truth and is taking action against the terrorists in Gaza that use citizens as human shields.
The simple action of filling out a form or making a phone call to our Representatives makes the difference. When it comes to our support for Israel and winning this war against fake news we must understand truth and take action.
Below I will give you the background and truth. Here you can take action with a simple form that will go to your Senators.
Israel suffered years of terrorism with over 80 car bombs and bus bombs from Gaza. The terrorism was supposed to be stopped in 2005, in a “Land for Peace” deal made by then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Israel GAVE the Palestinians 100% control of the Gaza strip, a small strip of land on the east coast of Israel. Israel forcibly made every Jewish family leave their homes in Gaza, literally pulling them out of their generational homes against their will.
8,500 Jewish residents were forced from their homes in the 2005 “Israel disengagement from Gaza,” as Israel fully withdrew from the Gaza strip.
Israel left an infrastructure of buildings and greenhouses in Gaza to give the Palestinian people a start at building a viable food source, and workable environment for their community. Gaza could have been, should have, been developed into a thriving resort by the sea. Instead, the Palestinians of Gaza tore down the greenhouses and destroyed anything “left by the Jews.”
Reuters gave a synopsis of the result on the 10 year anniversary, in 2015 they recapped;
Four months after the pullout, the Islamist group Hamas won legislative elections in the Palestinian territories. A few months later, an Israeli soldier stationed on the Gaza border was kidnapped by Hamas militants, leading to an Israeli military assault. From Gaza, militants fired hundreds of rockets into Israel.
By the summer of 2007, Hamas seized full control of Gaza. Rocket and mortar fire into Israel continued through 2008, leading to another war in December and January 2009 that killed around 1,200 Palestinians and 13 Israelis, the worst fighting in the area since 1967.
Another war followed in 2012 and another last year — the deadliest of all, with an estimated 2,200 Palestinians and 73 Israelis killed.
Hundreds of rockets have been shot at Israeli towns from Gaza. The millions of dollars sent in for humanitarian aid for the rebuilding and for citizens are instead used to build ‘terror tunnels’ under the border and to buy arms.
Terrorists hide the rocket launchers in hospitals, schools and apartment buildings then fire into Israel. Hamas is famous for using their citizens as “Human Shields” when Israel is forced to retaliate.
When Israel is forced to destroy the rocket launchers and defend herself against terrorism, innocents have gotten harmed because Hamas hides these rocket launchers in schools and hospitals. Hamas, assisted by liberal media, screams on the world stage “wicked Israel is killing Palestinian children.” It is the strategy of the political war on Israel.
The rockets attacks on Israel in 2016 that resulted in 2 Palestinian children being killed was an example of the use of children as Human Shields, detailed in a previous Church4Israel article “Hamas Fires Rockets from Gaza, Israel Retaliates, Hamas Gets Their Wish.” The horrific use of Palestinian women and children as Human Shields has worsened as Hamas has been able to win the sympathy of the media and use the United Nations to condemn Israel on the world stage.
This was the case again on March 30th, 2018. Hamas gathered 30,000 citizens including women and children for a “March” at the security border of Gaza and Israel. While the women and children gathered, the men, many known terrorists, shot AR-15’s, threw burning tires, Molotov Cocktails and rocks at the IDF and tried to break through the security fence.
In “Geraldo Rivera’s Anti-Israel Lies,” I gave a brief synopsis of the real truth of Gaza after Geraldo called Gaza “the world’s largest concentration camp.”
The media of course reported “Israel fires on Palestinian protesters and 16 are killed!” The media did not say the truth that 10 of the 16 were known terrorists. The media did not report that this was a Hamas attempt to breach the security fence and infiltrate Israel.
According to a memo issued by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, “These demonstrations reportedly cost Hamas more than $15 million, including payments to Gaza citizens to attend. Instead of meeting the basic needs of its citizens, Hamas has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on terrorism, rockets and attack tunnels.”
The burning of tires is a new tactic. Thousands of tires have been lit ablaze by the security fence. The thick black smoke makes a literal screen for the terrorists to hide behind as they throw rocks, small bombs and try to break through the barrier. As Israel fires in defense, it puts women and children in danger.
Congress Knows the Truth, and is Taking Action. (Your Voice is Needed!)
On February 14th 2018, The U.S. House of Representatives passed unanimously 415-0 a bipartisan bill condemning Hamas’ continued use of its citizens as Human Shields. The bill “Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act” (HR 3542) condemns the use of human shields by Hamas and mandates sanctions against those members of the terrorist group that engage in the practice.
Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) who introduced the bill in the House, urged the Senate to take action.
“This weekend, Hamas purposefully used a civilian protest to stir up violence and put innocent lives at risk. I urge the Senate to pass the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act, which condemns these actions and encourages the United Nations Security Council to impose multilateral sanctions against Hamas. We cannot allow this terrorist organization to continue to use innocent lives as shields to protect their terrorist plots.”
We need the U.S. Senate to act now and pass this important bill. The Hamas Human Shield Prevention Act is currently in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. If enough voices will rise up and be heard, if enough calls and letters are made to Senators, we can get this bill out of the Committee and to a vote for passage.
Let’s make it easy! If you will GO TO THIS LINK, put in your address, a pre-written letter will go to your Senator.
Let the Senators know you are informed and you are standing with Israel. Ask them to help move the bill to a vote.