The IDF on Saturday confirmed that it had destroyed a Hamas tunnel over the weekend. This is the ninth tunnel to be destroyed as of late. In April, the IDF destroyed a Hamas tunnel that was said to be “ready for use,” the construction for which had begun after the conclusion of Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Terror groups in Gaza want to use these tunnels to murder innocent Israelis. Instead of building new homes, hospitals and schools, money stolen by Hamas is used to build terror tunnels. Over the last few months, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has successfully located and thwarted five terror tunnels.
Hamas has brought nothing but destruction to the Palestinian people. But still Muslims and leftists in the West blame Israel and the Jewish people for all the problems that the Muslims call themselves “Palestinians” bring on themselves. As part of the effort to locate and thwart terror tunnels in the Gaza Strip, the IDF established a unique technological laboratory which has a specific goal of detecting and locating tunnels. The Gaza Division, under the command of Captain B, created the laboratory two years ago. Captain B is an electrical engineer and a chemist by training and works with some of the best minds in a variety of technological and research positions, including physicists, engineers, intelligence personnel and geologists from the Technology and Logistics Branch. Every Western country must stand with Israel against radical Islamic terrorism. The Israeli people face the frighteningening escalation of Islamic terror acts through Israel. The Palestinian Authority refuses to take the most basic steps towards ensuring peace with Israel, and instead incites terrorism. Textbooks in Gaza and the West Bank teach children that Israel has no right to exist. They teach their children to hate Jews. The Hamas charter calls for the destruction of the State of Israel and the Jewish people.
No one should have to live in fear as they drive home from work or walk home from school. This radical Islamic terrorism must stop. Israeli mothers shouldn’t have to fear sending their kids off to school. Israeli workers shouldn’t have to fear standing at a bus stop. Israeli children and visitors should be free to feel safe while walking through Jerusalem’s Old City. The people of Israel have a right to live in peace and security. Israel built security fences and walls on all its borders after a wave of suicide bombings during the second intifada. The entire world was quick to condemn Israel for defending itself The world is silent when Palestinians influct pain and death upon Israel but screams when Israel protects itself. When Israel left the Gaza Strip, Gaza was free and all Jews were expelled. Hamas took control on the Gaza Strip, imposed sharia law and declared war on Israel with the declared goal of destroying the Jewish state. They fired tens of thousands of rockets at Israel, but the world turned a blind eye. Hamas, ISIS, and Al Qaeda share the same ideology of radical Islam. The Western world must stand with Israel in the war against radical Islamic terrorism.
Iran founded the Shiite terror organization Hezbollah in Lebanon with the declared aim of destroying Israel. During the first and second Lebanon wars, Hezbollah fired tens of thousands of rockets at civilian communities in northern Israel. Hezbollah’s name means “an army of Allah.” This Shiite terrorist organization is waging a war against Israel and threatens to kill 800,000 Israelis by bombing a chemical factory in Haifa (a historic Christian city in northern Israel). Every year thousands of Muslims take to the streets of London, Paris, Rome and other major cities in Europe, to declare loyalty to Hezbollah (Allah’s army). They call it “Al Quds Day March” This holiday was founded by the leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. The Muslim mayor of London allowes this to take place in the capital of England. Shame on London, shame on Britain! Al Quds Day march must be banned in the West. The West must stop embracing Islam-based hatred of Israel.