Why Hamas is launching wars with Israel it still loses, by Eli Lake | Chroniclers
This helps explain why Hamas can claim that Israel is starving the Palestinians with its tight control of the Gaza border, while also spending money and resources to build inaccurate rockets and missiles to be launched at Israel every few weeks. years. It also explains why Hamas hides its weapons and ammunition in schools and mosques. Most of the military try to protect civilians. Hamas actively exploits them.
This is a fact that seems to be lost on the International Criminal Court, for which escalating violence points to possible war crimes.
On the other hand, it is a fact of great concern to Israel’s most important ally. Asked about the disparity in losses between Israelis and Palestinians, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said a week ago: “First, there is a very clear and absolute distinction between a terrorist organization, Hamas, which makes raining indiscriminately rockets – in fact, targeting civilians – and Israel’s defending response targeting terrorists raining rockets on Israel.
No Arab leader or diplomat has gone so far in his public statements, although a US official told me this week that the message from regional allies has been hushed up. It also makes sense. Last year, Israel signed peace accords with four Arab states sharing a common enemy in the region: Iran, which also happens to be one of Hamas’s biggest supporters. Hamas is also the Palestinian chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization that Israel’s new Arab friends see as a threat.