by Harvey Oberfeld

Keeping it Real…

May 27, 2024

The shower of rockets fired by Hamas from Rafah in Gaza Sunday morning was deliberately aimed at Israel’s second largest city, Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv, on the Mediterranean coast, is ” the economic and technological center of the country”, according to Wikipedia. It also has a huge educational/university presence, a major beach-front tourism infrastructure and is the tiny country’s intellectual center of arts and culture.

Tel Aviv has no special military significance, no strategic armed forces presence and no critical Israeli governmental infrastructure.

Yet, with its CIVILIAN population of 475,000, it was Tel Aviv that was deliberately targeted by Hamas … clearly with GENOCIDAL intent!

Unlike the Israel Defence Forces, the terrorists of Hamas did not announce days in advance which areas of Tel Aviv they would be attacking, giving civilians a chance to move away.

Unlike the IDF, Hamas did not drop leaflets pointing out areas the population should evacuate to for safety.

Unlike the IDF, Hamas did not telephone civilian residents of Tel Aviv giving them time to get out/away before their rockets were fired.

No. In firing what Hamas itself called a “big” volley of rockets, Hamas wanted to and tried to kill and injure as many Jewish civilians as they could.

Just as they did on Oct 7 … when they murdered 1,200 Israeli civilians attending a music festival or in their homes nearby, slaughtering babies, raping women, burning whole families alive and taking 250 hostages.

The world has reacted with great empathy to the terrible impact the Israel-Hamas war has had on Gaza’s civilian population.

War IS horrible (ask the 30,000 dead and injured totally innocent Ukrainian victims of Russia’s aggression.)

But we must not forget the Hamas terrorists had an estimated 40,000 fighters … hiding among and in 500 km (300 miles!) of steel and concrete reinforced tunnels purposely built right under Gaza’s civilian infrastructure, including homes, schools, hospitals even mosques … loaded with thousands of rockets.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Al Aqsa Brigade and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine have been firing deadly rockets into Israel for years … specifically directed at Israeli civilians, and have organized and carried out armed terror attacks on Israeli civilians at bus stops, gas stations, markets and anywhere else they can … trying to kill as many Jews as they can.

THAT is genocide!

What would ANY country do faced with such sustained violence and murderous attacks directed at its towns, cities, civilian population?

The disgraced and disgraceful United Nations and its various corrupted agencies/organizations … now pretty well controlled and dominated by a bloc of 56 UN member Islamic states … most of them dictatorships … and their equally disreputable corrupted allies in Russia, Iran, Asia, Africa, Cuba and parts of South America (NONE of which are democratic countries, or ever dare to hold free, open elections) repeatedly and consistently blame Israel for trying to eliminate the threat to their people.

Notice how little action they have taken against Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups that have fired their rockets or carried out attacks on Israeli civilians! In fact, some UN agencies/officials have been exposed for supporting and assisting Hamas’ Gaza terror-based rule and actions.

And turn on any “mainstream” newscast these days and you will see a plethora of one-sided, biased “stooges” from the UN, its agencies/organizations or so-called “human rights” or university “experts” (people we’ve often never heard of before), invited on air to denounce Israel … their sometimes outrageous statements/lies/claims never challenged … all designed to malign Israel and pressure it to stop going after the terrorists.

Watch closely and you’ll notice they universally call for: Israel to stop its fight against the terrorists; Israel to withdraw from Gaza; and, Israel to be sanctioned, divested from, isolated.

But they NEVER call on Hamas to: stop firing rockets; stop hiding/fighting from in and among Gazan civilians; or, their terrorist fighters to surrender, if not to Israel, to neighbouring Egypt or withdraw its forces to its Islamic allies in other Arab countries or its friends in Iran, Russia, North Korea, South Africa.

Why? Because their ultimate goal is NOT to save Palestinians, but to save Hamas, so it can keep attacking Israel and deliberately go after its civilians, killing Jews in the hope of eliminating the Israeli state and establish a Palestinian state “from the river to the sea”.

That is the REAL genocide!

As Hamas proved Sunday by deliberately firing rockets … not aimed at Israeli military installations … but at Tel Aviv and its 475,000 civilian population.

To ensure its own survival, Israel MUST keep up its offensive in Gaza and get rid of Hamas and other terrorist groups’ military threat … even if the anti-Israel media and politicians pandering for Muslim votes don’t like it.

Harv Oberfeld