Hamas blowhard, Sami Abu-Zuhri, claims that it is Hamas that has the power in the truce talks, not Netanyahu; calls for full lifting of blockade. (Don’t dream, terror boy)
INN Even as Israel eased the ban on Gaza fishermen Sunday in a “goodwill”gesture during the Cairo truce talks, Hamas declared that only it will decide “when Israelis return to their homes” in the rocket-beleaguered south.
Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu-Zuhri said “the Israelis won’t be secureuntil our people are secure, until they remove the blockade from us completely.” Ironically given his “concern” for Gaza residents’ security, Abu-Zuhri early in the operation exhorted Gazans to serve as human shields in a TV interview.
Abu-Zuhri spoke on Sunday while at a Hamas support rally in Rafah, according to the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency. “The Israelis won’t return to their homes until Hamas lets them, and not (Prime Minister Binyamin) Netanyahu,” threatened Abu-Zuhri. “The preference is to reach an agreement, but the occupier needs to stop delaying; we are looking for an agreement not from weakness but rather from a position of power.”
The threat comes as many residents of the south near Gaza have been displaced from their homes for over a month, under the ongoing barrage of rocket and terror tunnel attacks that are on a temporary pause during the ceasefire set to end Monday night.
Above cartoon courtesy of Legal Insurrection
Ten thousand people joined residents of the Gaza Belt area protesting in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square last Thursday, where they called on Israel to finish the job in Gaza, ending the threat through decisive action.
However, as noted above Israel on Sunday made one-sided concessions before any agreement was reached. Abu-Zuhri’s threats come after Hamas said it is conducting talks with Israel “at gunpoint.“
Abu-Zuhri’s comment about not looking for an agreement out of a position of weakness may come in response to Netanyahu’s remarks Sunday, in which he said “if Hamas thinks it will make up for its military losses with a political achievement, it is wrong.”
In an interview with Mayadeen TV, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Isra Al-Mudallal, head of foreign relations in the Hamas Information Ministry, confirms that Hamas security personnel would confront journalists suspected of filming its terrorist operations.
IPT Throughout the latest conflict, Hamas has threatened and interrogated Western journalists, preventing them from covering the terrorist organization’s use of human shields. Recently, a Spanish journalist confirmed that Hamas launched rockets from the press hotel in Gaza, according to the Algemeiner website. Fernando Gutierrez, writing for Metilla Hoy, tweeted in Spanish: “On Saturday, 9th of August, Hamas launched a batter of rockets from press hotel. What was their intent? To provoke Israel to kill us? #SaveGazaFromHamas.
The Israeli government opened its doors to treat her son (free of charge, no doubt) with a heart condition. Instead of being eternally grateful, she advocates for her son to become a jihadist or suicide bomber against Israel when he gets out of the hospital.
Despicable? Yes. Predictable? Also YES.
Gateway Pundit (h/t Mike G)