Hamas Has Stolen $500 Million From Gaza Aid Since October 7

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Hamas has been stealing for its own members at least half of the aid sent to Gaza since October 7. This is not surprising. Hamas has been stealing aid money meant for the people of Gaza ever since it took control of the Strip in 2007. Just three Hamas leaders, Khaled Meshaal, Mousa Abu Marzouk, and Ismail Haniyeh, have among themselves managed to steal the colossal sum of $11 billion in aid. And while Hamas has been complaining about Israel preventing aid from reaching the Strip, it is Hamas that has been harming Gazans, by diverting half of the billion dollars sent by donors to Gaza since October 7. More on this can be found here: “Hamas reaped hundreds of millions off Gaza aid since Oct. 7,” JNS, May 20, 2024:

The Hamas terrorist organization has profited by at least $500 million of the humanitarian aid coming into the Gaza Strip since the start of the war on Oct. 7, according to a report that aired on Israel’s Channel 12 last week.

Veteran analyst Ehud Yaari, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, told the broadcaster on Thursday that, according to a calculation he made with “a friend—I don’t know if I’m allowed to mention his name,” Hamas earned “no less” than half a billion dollars" from the aid….

The Tzav 9 (“Order 9”) movement, which has led protests against Jerusalem’s decision to allow humanitarian aid to enter the Strip freely, said that while “the hostages are groaning in captivity, IDF soldiers are risking their lives and the children of the [Gaza] Envelope [Israelis living near the border with Gaza] do not sleep at night,” the terror group “continues to exist and enjoy financial prosperity.”…

The volume of aid provided to the hostile territory has more than doubled since the start of the war, according to data provided by the government to Israel’s Supreme Court in response to a petition by left-wing groups.

According to the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), Hamas terrorists divert at least 60% of the goods entering Gaza for their own purposes….

The Israelis keep explaining to the world that there is no famine in Gaza in this sense: enough food aid is getting through to the Strip to supply the needs of all of its inhabitants, if it is distributed fairly. But it is not. There is a maldistribution of the aid that enters, where Hamas operatives immediately seize about 60% of the humanitarian aid — food, medicines, and personal hygiene items — for themselves, their extended families, and their clans. What they do not use they sell, at inflated prices, to the Gazans. Now the Israelis have calculated the enormous size of that diversion of aid to Hamas — at least $500 million worth of aid. But no one protests, no one cares that Hamas does this to the people of Gaza. There is no way to blame the Jews for this grand theft, so it is of no interest.

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Oct. 7: Hamas ‘cut off organs and took them to Gaza in order to trade with them in future hostage negotiations’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/04/oct-7-hamas-cut-off-organs-and-took-them-to-gaza-in-order-to-trade-with-them-in-future-hostage-negotiations; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

These are the people to whom the U.S. and U.K. are pressuring Israel to surrender.

“‘They cut off organs’: Interrogator reveals Hamas terrorists’ Oct. 7 atrocities,” by Shlomi Heller, Jerusalem Post, April 4, 2024:

“We interrogated hate-filled terrorists who were trading body parts of those murdered on October 7. They took a knife and murdered everyone in their wake. "They cut off organs and took them to Gaza in order to trade with them in future hostage negotiations,” said “R,” a company commander in the Lahav 433 Unit and Superintendent Yaron Binyamin, in a conversation with Israeli Police spokesperson, Commander Eli Levy.

In a special interview for the “Police News” program, Superintendent Binyamin spoke about the investigations of Nukhba terrorists who committed brutal crimes on October 7, which included murder, massacre, rape, abuse of corpses, and the kidnapping of soldiers and civilians while setting fire to occupants’ houses.

“I say to those who deny the crimes committed by Nukhba terrorists that at the end of six months of investigation, there is no doubt at all about the number of horrible crimes they committed on October 7. Today, we understand this through the testimony of the terrorists who themselves carried out the terrible massacre,” said Binyamin….

Biden’s Gaza Pier is More Than a Disappointed Bridge

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Joe Biden thinks the solution to the hunger problem in Gaza is for the U.S. to build a floating pier on the coast of the Strip, and to deliver food aid to Gaza by ship. Vessels laden with food would first be examined by the IDF at a port in Cyprus, then set sail for this pier on the Gazan coast, where food would be loaded onto waiting trucks that would then take their cargo to distribution points throughout Gaza. Biden apparently does not realize that the problem with food in Gaza is not that there is not enough of it, but that Hamas steals so much of it for its own members and their families: it is a problem not of quantity, but of improper distribution. Right now, 150 trucks, each one carrying 12,000 kilograms of food (aside from medicine), enter Gaza each day. That is a total of 1,800,000 kilograms of food per day, or 0.78 kilograms of food for each of the 2,300,000 residents of Gaza, most of whom are children. 0.78 kilograms is 1.72 pounds of food for each inhabitant. That would be enough food if it were evenly distributed, but it isn’t.

Much of that food aid is immediately seized — hijacked — by Hamas, which keeps a good deal of it for its own fighters and their extended families, and sells some of what remains at wildly inflated prices to civilians who scrape together what they can to buy this food stolen by the terror group. More on this fatally flawed plan, which Biden unveiled so proudly in his State of the Union speech, can be found here: “The floating pier plan will fail." Here’s why.” Elder of Ziyon, March 8, 2024:

During the State of the Union address, President Biden stated:

Tonight, I’m directing the U.S. military to lead an emergency mission to establish a temporary pier in the Mediterranean on the coast of Gaza that can receive large shipments carrying food, water, medicine and temporary shelters.

No U.S. boots will be on the ground. A temporary pier will enable a massive increase in the amount of humanitarian assistance getting into Gaza every day.

And Israel must do its part. Israel must allow more aid into Gaza to ensure humanitarian workers aren’t caught in the crossfire. They’re announcing they’re going to have a crossing to northern Gaza.

Elder of Ziyon comments:

The Gaza pier plan will not work.

The problem with aid distribution is that Hamas keeps trying to disrupt it, so Israel would be blamed for the resultant suffering. They are hijacking aid, shooting into crowds, instigating riots and in general trying to make it look like Israel cannot keep the peace the way Hamas could.

Hamas is not interested in alleviating the suffering of people in Gaza. Its entire history testifies to that supreme indifference. Three Hamas leaders — Khaled Meshaal, Mousa bin Marzouk, and Ismail Haniyeh — have stolen a total of $11 billion that was meant to be shared by the people of Gaza. And now Hamas, instead of distributing in an orderly fashion the food that remains once Hamas has taken its share, creates pandemonium around the trucks of food aid. Hamas operatives fired into the air, creating panic, encouraging rioters to assault the trucks and their drivers, in attempts to seize as much food as they could for themselves and their families. Violence and hysteria have frightened some truck drivers into attempting to step on the gas; an Egyptian truck driver was beaten to death by a Palestinian mob when he did so. In this mess, rioting Gazans not only stampede one another to death, but some have fallen under the wheels of slowly moving trucks. Hamas uses such heart-rending scenes to accuse the IDF of having created these food riots, when the IDF has done nothing more than watch and try, from a distance, to keep the rioters’ murderous impulses in check by firing warning shots into the air.

Bringing aid into Gaza has not been the primary problem; getting it to the people safely has been. It is a lot easier to disrupt delivery than to do the logistics of distribution.

The IDF is good at logistics but this is an entirely different problem. Hamas is even turning food distribution into a military action where civilians must be protected from their own purported people who can pop up from tunnels and shoot at them to start the next stampede easier than they can shoot the IDF.

The more stampedes there are around the food aid trucks, and the subsequent deaths of Gazans, the more the IDF — rather than Hamas — is blamed for this breakdown in order. Just as Hamas wants.

Biden Will Send 1,000 Troops to Bring Aid to Gazans, 0 to Retrieve Hostages

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/03/biden-will-send-1000-troops-to-bring-aid-to-gazans-0-to-retrieve-hostages; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

There are people on social media who spend their time claiming that American soldiers will fight and die for Israel.

Anyone who knows anything about the Biden administration also recognizes that for the joke that it is.

There are 6 Americans still held hostage in Gaza. After the Oct 7 attack, the administration was asked if it would send in a rescue force to get any of the Americans who were held hostage out then. The answer was no.

But Biden is finally sending in the troops. Not to save the hostages from Hamas, but to build a nice pier to supply aid to Hamas supporters in Gaza.

floating pier and causeway that will be used to deliver critical humanitarian aid by sea to Gaza is expected to take at least a month or possibly as long as two for the US military to build and become fully operational, Pentagon press secretary Maj. Patrick Ryder said on Friday.

Ryder also said construction of the pier and causeway will likely require as many as 1,000 US military personnel to be completed.

Are any of those personnel going to be in danger?

The official word from the administration is that there will be no ‘boots on the ground’, just in the water. That’s borderline meaningless. And it’s not just Hamas there. The Houthis and Hezbollah have taken to lobbying rockets around, and the presence of a sizable contingent of vulnerable U.S. personnel will draw them like flies.

Two months is a whole lot of time in which to plan and execute an attack.

Biden has sent 0 troops to rescue the hostages from Hamas, but he’s sending 1,000 into a war zone to provide aid to Hamas supporters.

He’s also refused to use the military to secure our border by ending the flow of migrant invaders across it.

But once again, Biden has found a way to use the military to aid our enemies. He won’t use the military to protect America, but he’ll use it to send aid to Hamas.

While Gazans Throw US Aid in Trash, Biden Builds Pier to Bring Them More

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/03/while-gazans-throw-us-aid-in-trash-biden-builds-pier-to-bring-them-more; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

If only Biden had spent as much time helping the people of East Palestine as he did helping the “Palestinians.”

The media is saturated with Hamas propaganda falsely claiming that Gazans are “starving to death”.

The reality is that there’s food as can be seen in social media videos Gazans post. Prices are higher, but no one is starving to death.

There’s so much food that they’re throwing away the airdropped food we and others send to them.

But Biden will use the State of the Union address to announce that the U.S. will launch an “emergency mission” to build a pier that will be used to deliver aid by water.

It will take “a number of weeks” to get the temporary pier built and running, one of the officials briefing reporters said, adding that the US hopes that the port will turn into “a commercially operated facility over time.”

The officials clarified that the project will not require US boots on the ground in Gaza. Instead, US military personnel will be present on vessels offshore while the pier is being built.

“We’re not waiting on the Israelis. This is a moment for American leadership, and we are building a coalition of countries to address this urgent need,” one of the senior officials says.

The Biden admin knows that US military personnel will not be safe in Gaza, but millions of dollars will be spent to build a pier to send aid that the Gazans don’t even want and that someone in the admin hopes will become a “commercial facility.”

That’s what they think “American leadership” looks like.

Apart from wasting taxpayer money, this is building infrastructure that, unless Israel finishes off Hamas, will fall into the hands of terrorists.

If only Biden had spent as much time helping the people of East Palestine as he did helping the ‘Palestinians’.

U.S. vetoes UN resolution put forth by Arab states demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/us-vetoes-un-resolution-put-forth-by-arab-states-demanding-an-immediate-ceasefire-in-gaza; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

The UN Security Council needs to immediately evacuate Palestinian civilians from Rafah, given its stated concerns about a humanitarian emergency. Instead, the UN has intentionally blocked civilian evacuations, and continues to choose instead to keep the global spotlight on Israel, not on Hamas and its use of human shields. While Israel has shown repeated concern for civilians and attempted to “do all it could” to evacuate Gazans in Rafah, it has emerged that the UN refused to allow it. The UN does not consider Hamas to be a terrorist group, according to UN Relief Chief Martin Griffiths, and so the UN stands with Hamas, including in its use of human shields. Anti-Semitic and anti-Israel media also aids and abets Hamas in its goal of obliterating the Jewish state by serving as its propaganda mouthpieces.

Hamas Political Bureau member and former Interior Minister Fathi Hammad took the gloves off in December and declared that the Palestinians are aspiring to establish a global Islamic caliphate with Jerusalem as its capital. The UN is controlled by Islamic State and in 2018 adopted a statementdemanding respect for Islam.”

The UN resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire was put forth by Algeria “on behalf of Arab States.” In Algeria, where Islam is the state religion, some people still hold black slaves and torture them, but the Algerian government pretends to care about human rights. The country also engages in “mass death sentences marred by unfair trials, torture claims,” but this gets ignored, as do human rights abuses in other Islamic states — notably the Islamic Republic of Iran, a chief funder of the jihadist effort to obliterate Israel, which was appointed to chair the 2023 UN Human Rights Council Social Forum.

Although the US vetoed the immediate ceasefire resolution, it also supports a temporary ceasefire, which will do damage to Israel’s war on Hamas, allow Hamas to regroup and place Israel in a severely vulnerable position.

“US vetoes Algerian resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza,” United Nations, February 20, 2024:

The UN Security Council met again in an emergency session in New York on Gaza Tuesday, where the United States vetoed a resolution put forward on behalf of Arab States by Algeria demanding “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire that must be respected by all parties”.

The latest council meeting on the Middle East crisis spiralling outwards from the war in Gaza has ended, with another US veto and an abstention on the part of the UK, while Algeria’s resolution gained support from 13 out of the 15 members around the iconic horseshoe table.

Here are the key points:


The US uses veto power to quash Algeria’s draft resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and presents rival text that would condemn Hamas but also support a temporary ceasefire.

The US is expected to circulate its own draft later on Tuesday, but news reports suggest negotiations will be far from easy, with both Russia and China voicing strong opposition to the third use of a veto by the US on ceasefire resolutions.

Council members lament continued suffering in Gaza and lambast possible Israeli military operation into Rafah….

Hamas Data Center Found Directly Under UNRWA’s Gaza Headquarters

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The IDF has just uncovered a massive Hamas data center, located directly underneath UNRWA’s Gaza headquarters. This news comes soon after the revelation that at least 12 UNRWA staff members took part in the Hamas atrocities on October 7, that 3,000 UNRWA teachers sharing a Telegram channel exulted in the October 7 attack, and 12,000 members of UNRWA were found to have links to terrorist groups. UNRWA has decided to use Lie Direct, denying any knowledge of that vast Hamas data center underneath UNRWA’s headquarters. More on this latest blow to UNRWA’s reputation can be found here: “Directly beneath UNRWA’s Gaza headquarters, IDF uncovers top secret Hamas data center,” by Emanuel Fabian, Times of IsraelFebruary 10, 2024:

Beneath the Gaza Strip headquarters of the controversial United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, known commonly as UNRWA, the Hamas terror group hid one of its most significant assets, the Israeli military has revealed.

The subterranean data center — complete with an electrical room, industrial battery power banks and living quarters for Hamas terrorists operating the computer servers — was built precisely under the location where Israel would not consider looking initially, let alone target in an airstrike.

The Israelis knew before October 7 that Hamas had built tunnels under Gaza, but had no idea of their enormous size, depth, and extent. The IDF has now discovered that there are between 350 and 450 miles of tunnels under Gaza, a far more extensive network than had previously been believed. Israelis have also located at least 5,700 separate shafts leading to Hamas’s underground network, with more being unearthed by the IDF every day. The tunnels are far bigger than what Israel had believed: the IDF has been posting pictures of these mammoth tunnels, many of which are sufficiently wide to accommodate small trucks. The tunnels are built much deeper than the Israelis had assumed, to an average depth of 50 meters. At that depth they can withstand airstrikes, and have to be destroyed from within, which requires the IDF soldiers to go into the tunnels, filled with boobytraps and explosives left by Hamas, and sometimes with Hamas operatives lying in wait for them —  a hellish undertaking, but not an impossible one. The IDF now estimates it has destroyed, or rendered inactive, between 20 and 40 percent of all Hamas tunnels, mostly in the northern Gaza Strip. 

The revelation of the server farm comes amid other accusations of UNRWA collusion with the Gaza-ruling terror group and the entanglement of the UN body that provided welfare and humanitarian services for Palestinian refugees from the 1948 and 1967 wars and their descendants.

Israel last month accused 12 staff with the UN Palestinian refugee agency of taking part in the October 7 massacre by Hamas-led terrorists, who killed 1,200 people and took 253 hostages in the murderous rampage.

Since the allegations became public late last month, UNRWA has seen many of its top donor countries announce funding freezes, leading to concerns that the agency could stop operating in Gaza and elsewhere in the Middle East within weeks.

Israel’s first revelations about the 12 UNRWA staff members who took part in the atrocities were enough for sixteen countries to suspend their aid to UNRWA, which will not be renewed until UNRWA completes an investigation of itself, to determine how many of its staff are implicated in terrorism, whether by taking part in terror attacks, or praising and encouraging them, or knowingly allowing Hamas to use UNRWA schools, hospitals, and other facilities to hide weapons and combatants. If the investigation by UNRWA turns out to be insufficient, or even a whitewash, those countries will not resume that aid that UNRWA insists is “critical” for the people of Gaza.

But the IDF’s recent discovery of the Hamas data center while UNRWA is under increased scrutiny appears to be merely a coincidence….

UNRWA’s Gaza headquarters is located in Gaza City’s upscale Rimal neighborhood, an area that the IDF had previously operated in, dismantling the local Hamas battalion, and from which it had withdrawn its troops.

Acting on ISA intelligence, the forces discovered a tunnel shaft near a UNRWA school, leading to an underground terrorist tunnel beneath UNRWA’s main headquarters. The forces found electrical infrastructure inside the tunnel connected to UNRWA’s main HQ, suggesting it was supplying the tunnel with electricity—generated by the fuel provided through humanitarian aid….

UNRWA says it had “no idea” that a huge Hamas data center was located right underneath UNRWA’s headquarters in Gaza. How likely is that? Didn’t anyone from UNRWA notice the unusually large amount of electricity that was supposedly being used by its headquarters, but which was also being used to fuel operations at the gigantic data center underneath? Surely this would have put UNRWA on notice that there was something going on below its Gaza City headquarters.

And what about the amount of water that Hamas’ data center used — water that came from the same pipes that supplied UNRWA’s headquarters? Either the electricity, or the water usage, or both, would have alerted UNRWA that there was a Hamas center underneath. Besides, UNRWA knew for years about the vast network Hamas’ tunnels. It knew about the nearly 6,000 entrances to those tunnels. It must have seen the heavy machinery being used to build those tunnels, the massive bulldozers, the trucks bearing away the mountains of earth that were being excavated. There is no way that Hamas could have hidden its gigantic Big Dig, carried out over many years and in every part of the Strip, from UNRWA. And surely the very best place for Hamas to place its data center, so critical to its war efforts, would be directly underneath UNRWA’s headquarters in Gaza, always full of civilians whose presence would, Hamas assumed, have prevented Israeli airstrikes.

This vast area was not only the data center for Hamas, but also contained a treasure of information about the tunnel network, including their exact location, size, depth, and the placement of possible boobytraps and explosives. The IDF has been analyzing all this information, which should help it to uncover still more tunnels and entrances to them (5,700 of these have already been found by the IDF). Furthermore, it was also used as a weapons storehouse; with weapons hidden in the data center’s offices, all of which have now been removed by the IDF. Should we also ask UNRWA how it was that headquarters staff never noticed anyone entering or exiting the entrances to the underground data center? Or did those staff members notice, but were instructed never to discuss what they saw?

The discovery by the IDF of the Hamas data server facility directly underneath UNRWA’s Gaza headquarters is conclusive evidence that UNRWA was knowingly helping Hamas hide its men, weapons, command centers and data services. It will be fascinating to see how UNRWA attempts to convince its ever more doubtful donors that it simply had no idea that Hamas had these tunnels underground, and was shocked — shocked! —  as much as anyone to discover that Hamas had built such a facility right under the innocent, unsuspecting noses of UNRWA’s staff.

Israeli forces find explosives hidden inside UNRWA bags during raid of Gaza schools

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/israeli-forces-find-explosives-hidden-inside-unrwa-bags-during-raid-of-gaza-schools#; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

The IDF discovery of explosives hidden inside UNRWA bags during raids of northern Gaza schools is nothing new. Hamas’ use of hospitals and schools to launch military operations is part of the Palestinian terrorist strategy of exploiting human shields.

The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence established the limitless extent to which Hamas’ uses human shields — including artillery fire from heavily populated areas, schools, hospitals and mosques. They also hide jihad operatives in these areas.

Most of the world ignores these atrocities while the UN continues to aid and abet Hamas and Palestinian propaganda by continuously diverting attention away Hamas’ routine practice of using human shields. The tally of dead civilians in Gaza is caused intentionally by Hamas and blamed on Israel.

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center also conducted research on Hamas’ abuse of the civilian population as human shields and its use of Gaza’s civilian facilities for terrorism. See HERE.

Hamas even encourages Gazan kids to pose beside its weapons and rocket launchers “for souvenir photos,” while teaching them to be “proud of the resistance.”

Many of the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza who “were located hiding inside the Gaza schools…took part in the October 7 massacre” of Israeli citizens.

The vital necessity of Israel’s war in Gaza becomes ever more apparent.

“IDF finds explosives in UNRWA bags, clashes with Hamas in Gaza schools,” Jerusalem Post, December 25, 2023:

Israeli forces found dozens of explosive devices hidden inside UNRWA bags during a raid of northern Gaza schools where the IDF received intelligence of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorists hiding, the Israeli military said Monday.

Forces from the IDF’s Nahal Brigade raided al-Rafaa and Zavaha schools in the areas of Daraj and Tuffah, where they also found a host of Kalashnikov rifles and 15 explosive belts ready for use.

IDF: Terrorist killed after shooting anti-tank missile at forces

During an exchange of fire with terrorists, a cell fired an anti-tank missile at Israeli forces, the IDF said, before being gunned down by a precision strike missile….

Lincoln Memorial Stairsteps Vandalized With Graffiti That Reads ‘Free Gaza’

OAN’s Brooke Mallory
4:14 PM – Wednesday, December 20, 2023

REPUBLISHED, SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/lincoln-memorial-stairsteps-vandalized-with-graffiti-that-reads-free-gaza/

Following vandals’ Wednesday morning splattering of red paint on the ground and a scribbled message that read “Free Gaza,” the National Park Service is now in the process of cleaning the Lincoln Memorial’s stairs.

The paint and graffiti were found by U.S. Park Police at the Lincoln Memorial Circle as well as the Reflecting Pool.

Almost immediately after it was found, conservators from the National Park Service started to remove the paint. According to officials, it could require numerous treatments spread over a few days to completely eliminate it.

Many nearby onlookers who spoke to reporters asserted that the person or group who did this was not only wasting their time and energy, but that they also had no regard for the historical landmark nearby.

Social media users also chimed in on the matter.

“Do people think they’re making a difference by vandalizing steps with a message that every sheep trend-follower on Twitter is barking out? Ya’ll don’t care about Jews,” said one user on X (Twitter).

Visitors are now no longer allowed to access the steps on the west side of the Reflecting Pool while the cleanup is being done.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact the United States Park Police tip line at 202-379-4877 or to email USPP_tipline@nps.gov.

The Washington Monument was similarly defaced with tasteless messages and paint back in September 2022. 

Additionally, in another incident, National Park Service workers removed graffiti off of monuments and memorials in the same area back in June 2020.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Mahmoud Abbas Blames America For ‘Deaths of Children in Gaza’

REPUBLISHED, SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/mahmoud-abbas-blames-america-for-deaths-of-children-in-gaza

After the Americans vetoed the UN Security Council resolution that would have called for an immediate “humanitarian ceasefire,” thus giving Hamas time to regroup and rearm (from weapons stocks hidden in schools, apartment buildings, mosques, and in tunnels), Mahmoud Abbas went on the attack. He condemned the U.S. for having made possible, by exercising its veto, for more “children in Gaza” to be killed. More on Abbas’ ranting denunciation can be found here: “PA President Abbas Blames U.S. for Gaza ‘Children’s Tragedy’ After UN Veto,” i24 News, December 9, 2023:

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the United States on Saturday, attributing responsibility for the tragic loss of children’s lives in Gaza to the U.S. after it vetoed a UN Security Council resolution advocating for a ceasefire in the region.

In a statement from Abbas’s office, the president criticized the American stance as aggressive and in violation of humanitarian values, directly holding the U.S. accountable for the bloodshed of Palestinian civilians, including children, women, and the elderly in Gaza, due to its unwavering support for Israel.

The deaths of civilians is a regrettable fact of modern war. But Israel does everything it can to minimize civilian casualties. It dropped 1.5 million leaflets In northern Gaza, urging residents to move southward beyond the Wadi Gaza, because the north would soon become a battlefield. The IDF also tries to warn Palestinians to leave, or move away from, civilian structures that the IDF is about to target because they contain vast stores of weapons, command-and-control centers, and Hamas fighters. The IDF text messages, telephones, leaflets, and uses the “knock-on-the-roof” technique to notify civilians of the impending attack. That is why the IDF has such a low noncombatant-to-combatant ratio — much lower than that of the American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It is not Israel, nor the U.S, by vetoing that “ceasefire,” that are causing the civilian casualties in Gaza. It is Hamas that puts so much of its weaponry, rocket launchers, and fighters, in and among civilians. Hamas uses them as human shields; it wants Palestinian civilians to be killed as much as Israel wants them not to be killed. Dead Palestinian babies,women, and the elderly are grist for Hamas’ propaganda mill.

The U.S. veto, which thwarted efforts led by UN chief Antonio Guterres and Arab nations towards an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, drew criticism.

American envoy Robert Wood dismissed the resolution as detached from reality and unlikely to effect change on the ground.

While Israel welcomed the veto, the resolution’s sponsor, the United Arab Emirates, expressed deep disappointment over the outcome….

It is Israel that should be expressing its “deep disappointment” with the UAE, which it had been drawing ever closer to since the Abraham Accords that led to normalization of ties between the Jewish state and the UAE, Bahrain, and Morocco. By pushing for this resolution, the UAE is in effect trying to help Hamas be in a position to regroup, rearm, and continue to fight against the rapid IDF onslaught. That’s not what Israel expected of its fellow member of the Abraham Accords.

When Mahmoud Abbas supports Hamas atrocities — instead of deploring, he has praised its attack on October 7 — he surely deserves to be seen in a new light in Washington. And he has the gall to denounce his American benefactor for causing the “tragedy” of the deaths of children in Gaza. Isn’t it past time for the Bidenites to realize that the corrupt and despotic Abbas, now in the 18th year of his four-year term as President of the Palestinian Authority, is not a “partner for peace” with Israel, nor is he a friend to the United States, despite Washington propping him, and the people he rules over, with billions of dollars in aid?

Let this latest attack by Abbas, essentially blaming America for the deaths of Palestinian babies, prove sufficient to end American aid to Ramallah. Since Biden took office, Washington has given almost one billion dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority. Turn off that tap. Let Abbas instead go hat in hand to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Kuwait, none of whose leaders, despite their fabulous wealth, has been a notable benefactor of the Palestinians. In 2022, for example, Saudi Arabia gave UNRWA only $27.7 million; in 2023, its last check to UNRWA was for the derisory sum of $2 million. Since 2016, the Saudis have also been cutting aid to the Palestinian Authority; that aid has gone from $174 million in 2019 to 0 in 2021, and remains at that level. Kuwait’s last donation to UNRWA was for a paltry $2 million. During the Israel-Hamas war, the UAE has provided $20 million to UNRWA for humanitarian aid to Gaza, but nothing like the hundreds of millions that are needed now, nor the tens of billions that will be needed for the reconstruction of the Strip. There is no reason to think Abbas’ implorings will have any effect on his stony-hearted “Arab brothers.”

Ending American aid for this Hamas-praising despot who has taken nearly a billion dollars from Washington since the beginning of 2021, may help to topple Abbas, whose colossal theft of aid money, and mismanagement of what he hasn’t stolen, have brought such impoverishment to the Palestinians in the West Bank. His removal may lead to better leadership of the Palestinian Authority, with such possible successors as Mohammad Dahlan, now living in forced exile in the UAE. Despite all the money it has given Ramallah, the United States has not managed to achieve better behavior from Mahmoud Abbas. Why not try cutting him, and the PA, off without a cent? That should make a deep impression on whoever succeeds the ranting rais in Ramallah.

Hamas-linked CAIR condemns Biden administration for giving Netanyahu ‘green light’ to resume Gaza bombing

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/hamas-linked-cair-condemns;

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Israel has no choice but to eliminate Hamas and send the message far and wide that Israel intends not only to continue to exist, but to stand strong as a Jewish state. The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has for many years viewed the Democrats as friends who kowtow to them, as well as to other Muslim lobbies. Biden has given Muslim Brotherhood-linked lobbies abundant reason to believe this. Now these groups expect more from Biden: that he facilitates the Muslim Brotherhood’s desire to see Israel destroyed, because that is what will happen if Israel halts its war on Hamas — which is a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot. In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood seeks a global caliphate.

Since 2014, the United Arab Emirates’ ministerial cabinet has listed CAIR as a terrorist group; but as one would expect, CAIR protested the label and called it “bizarre.”

“CAIR Calls on Biden Admin to Demand Ceasefire Extension After Israeli Bombing Kills 100+ Civilians”, CAIR, December 4, 2023:

(WASHINGTON, DC – 12/1/2023) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned the Biden administration for giving the Israeli government the “green light” to resume bombing Gaza and called on the United States to join other governments in demanding the resumption of the ceasefire and negotiations to secure a just, lasting peace. Israel’s renewed bombing campaign has already killed more than 100 Palestinian civilians….

Biden regime threatens Israel over next phase of its defensive operation in Gaza

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/biden-regime-threatens-israel-over-next-phase-of-its-defensive-operation-in-gaza;

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The Biden regime is the chief obstacle preventing Israel from destroying Hamas. The regime has made it abundantly clear which side it is on, with money both to Gaza and to Iran.

“US warns Israel over next phase of military operation into southern Gaza,” by Laura Kelly, The Hill, November 28, 2023:

The Biden administration is issuing urgent warnings to Israel over the next phase of its military operation in Gaza, saying a campaign in the south of the strip must not be carried out to the same level of destruction as took place in the north of the territory.

The administration is proposing that Israel agrees to “areas of deconfliction,” which is to include United Nations facilities and shelters that would not be subject to active military fighting, a senior administration official said in a call with reporters Monday night.

“You cannot have the sort of scale of displacement that took place in the north, replicated in the south,” the official said, as part of a call discussing efforts to scale up humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip….

Turkey: 1,000 boats filled with Leftists head to Gaza to try to disrupt maritime trade coming into Israel

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/turkey-1000-boats-filled-with-leftists-head-to-gaza-to-try-to-disrupt-maritime-trade-coming-into-israel;

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“Among the 1,000 vessels would be 313 boats filled with Russian activists, and 104 filled with Spanish activists…”

Once again, these self-righteous useful idiots have no idea what they’re enabling. Or if they do, it would be even worse.

“1,000 boats said set to leave Turkey for Gaza waters in new ‘Freedom Flotilla,’” by Gianluca Pacchiani, Times of Israel, November 21, 2023:

Approximately 1,000 boats will gather in Turkey on Wednesday before heading toward Gaza in an attempt to break the Israeli blockade and disrupt maritime trade coming into Israel during the war with Hamas, in an apparent repeat of similar attempts from over a decade ago.

In an interview with Turkish news website Haber7, Volkan Okçu, one of the organizers of the protest, indicated the boats will carry 4,500 people from 40 countries, “including anti-Zionist Jews.”

Among the 1,000 vessels would be 313 boats filled with Russian activists, and 104 filled with Spanish activists, he said. Only 12 Turkish vessels will join the flotilla, he told Haber7.

However, Okçu said in a later tweet that he expected the number of Turkish vessels to be much higher, at least 1,000, and insisted that the initiative is not associated with the Turkish government. He did not explain the discrepancy in numbers.

The activist indicated to Haber7 that the flotilla is scheduled to leave Turkish coasts on Thursday. The maritime convoy is set to make a first stop in Cyprus before continuing toward the Israeli port of Ashdod. Some participants in the flotilla will also reportedly take their spouses and children on board.

Okçu said that the main objective of the operation would be to cause disruption in international waters off the Israeli coast to the maritime trade heading for the port of Ashdod, in order to interrupt the supply of goods to Israel for a week or even up to 10 days….

Biden regime threatens Israel: may not support further defensive actions in Gaza

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/biden-regime-threatens-israel-may-not-support-further-defensive-actions-in-gaza;

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Notice that the Biden regime doesn’t say anything to Hamas about its use of civilians as human shields and its intentional actions to put civilians in harm’s way so that it can use civilian casualties for propaganda purposes. The criminal regime in Washington is doing all it can to keep Hamas alive.

“Biden Admin warns it might not support next phase of Israel’s war,” JNS, November 22, 2023 (thanks to the Geller Report):

Israel must have a plan to protect the civilians in southern Gaza before proceeding with the war, says U.S.National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby.

The White House says it won’t support Israel’s plan to expand its operations into the south of the Gaza Strip unless it shows it will protect the Palestinian civilians there.

In a Tuesday press call, US National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby said the United States won’t support Israel “moving forward with operations in the south absent a clearly articulated plan for how they’re going to protect the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people” there.

“There’s an obligation for them to factor that into their planning,” Kirby said.

The NSC spokesman noted that the population in the south of the terror-run enclave has swelled as Israel ordered the northern population to flee southwards. It’s “even more incumbent” on Israel to “protect those civilians who moved at their urging,” said Kirby….

Israel-Hamas war update: Gaza babies evacuate from Shifa hospital

Gaza war update: 31 premature babies were transferred from Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital to another in the South. Those 'very sick' babies are currently in Rafah and will be transported to Egypt on Monday. The Associated Press reports the infants suffered from dehydration, hypothermia, and even sepsis. The Palestinian Red Crescent and UN agencies evacuated the babies to a safer location. 

Gaza human shields: Rockets inside girl’s bed, weapons transferred inside baby strollers

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/gaza-human-shields-rockets-inside-girls-bed-weapons-transferred-inside-baby-strollers;

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Jihadists will use any means, and go to limitless lengths — no matter how immoral and abusive — to accomplish their goals. The propaganda war in Gaza being waged by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other jihadists includes the use of human shields for the explicit purpose of racking up the tally of the dead so that the large number of casualties can be used against Israel for propaganda purposes. For Hamas, dead civilians, including children, means more “martyrs” and more supporters globally. 

Hamas has been issuing open calls for Gazans to serve as human shields since the start of Operation Swords of Iron. But the practice isn’t new. It has been a longtime strategy of the Palestinian jihad. For example, a Palestinian mother was caught teaching her son that “we were not created for happiness. In my eyes, you are meant for Martyrdom!”

“Rockets inside a girl’s bed: IDF reveals more evidence of Hamas’ use of civilians,” Israel National News, November 16, 2023:

Rockets were found inside a bed in the children’s bedroom inside the house of a Hamas terrorist during operational activity carried out by the troops of the 551st Brigade. The terrorist was a part of a Hamas terrorist cell in Beit Hanoun.

During the operational activity, the troops uncovered a significant amount of weapons, including rockets, explosive devices, and dozens of kilos of explosives.

The weapons were subsequently destroyed by the forces.

In addition, the IDF discloses a recorded conversation between two Islamic Jihad terrorists, in which the terrorists describe how weapons are transferred inside baby strollers…..

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