These are the words of a Hamas leader on the so called West Bank, quoted in Wall Street Journal.
Hamas and Hizbullah, groups that have long battled Israel with violent tactics, have begun to embrace civil disobedience, protest marches, lawsuits and boycotts – tactics they once dismissed.
“When we use violence, we help Israel win international support,” said Aziz Dweik, a Hamas leader in the West Bank. “The Gaza flotilla has done more for Gaza than 10,000 rockets.”
Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah called on supporters to participate in the next flotilla bound for Gaza. Ghaleb Abu Zeinab, a member of the Hizbullah politburo in Beirut, said it was the first time Nasrallah had publicly embraced such tactics against Israel.
“We saw that this kind of resistance has driven the Israelis into a big plight,” he said.
A senior Israeli foreign ministry official said Israel recognizes “changes in the tactical thinking of Hamas and other resistance movements.”
The official said the groups are no less committed to Israel’s destruction, but have simply concluded they are more likely to defeat Israel by encouraging its international isolation instead of through military force.
“People who are provoking violence are using peaceful protest as a cover,” said Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev.
Source: Wall Street Journal.
How do you best honor terrorism?
I guess, by accepting that there is nothing to do about it.
How do you avoid being attacked by terrorists your self?
I guess that is best done, by supporting the terrorist organizations.
This is what Europe has done. In stead of boycotting the terrorists, the people north of the Mediterranean ocean, has joined the terrorists in their demand for a boycott of Israel.
It is pretty insane. But the World is getting more and more insane day by day.
The Bible promises us a global onslaught of evil in the days before the Messiah Jesus returns. He will release God’s wrath on a wicked and sinful Earth. Hell is not a joke. It will be to late to regret, the day you have to spend you eternity there.
In the midst of evil there will be love. Because all who accept and obey Jesus the Son of God, will be saved. There is no condemnation for all who have been washed by the blood of the Lamb of God. Theirs are the eternal Kingdom of Heaven.