Mr. Gefter, my old Hebrew School Teacher used to say to us all the time, “G-d gave two eyes, two ears and one mouth for a reason, you are supposed to look and listen twice as much as you are supposed to speak. Too bad the EU never learned that. They are so busy running their mouths to blast Israel that they don’t bother to use their eyes to read or their ears to listen to what the Hamas Terrorists are saying.
The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Israel Intelligence Heritage & Commemoration Center (IICC) found some interesting tidbits on the Muslim Brotherhood website. Moussa Abu Marzouq, Deputy Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, met with a group of Egyptian intellectuals and politicians. To discuss why Hamas wasn’t doing enough to help the resistance.The meeting was covered by the Brotherhood on its website.
Among the items that Moussa revealed was the “Apartheid Fence” is working to make terrorism more difficult. Moussa also admitted the Hamas government supports terrorism. Yes that one, the group that the EU parliament wants to send money to.
It is amazing how the Arabists in Europe (and the US State Dept.) don’t bother to use their eyes and ears before they rush to condemn Israel. Mr. Gefter would not be impressed.
Read the full report below:
Moussa Abu Marzouq, Deputy Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, admits that the Hamas government supports terrorism and confirms that the Israeli security fence in the West Bank makes suicide bombing attacks more difficult 1. While on a visit to Egypt , Moussa Abu Marzouq, Deputy Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, met with a group of Egyptian intellectuals and politicians. The meeting, held on June 1, 2007 and hosted by the Arab Doctors’ Union , lasted for two hours and was meant to “shed light on the happenings on the Palestinian scene”. At the meeting, Moussa Abu Marzouq answered questions from the audience. A report on the meeting was published on the website of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt , of which Hamas is the Palestinian offshoot (article by Abd al-Muizz Muhammad, Ikhwan Online, June 2, 2007). 2. During the meeting, Hamas was criticized for the drop in the number of its terrorist attacks (“resistance”) since its coming to power and the Hamas government’s lack of contribution to the resistance. Abu Marzouq retorted that, in reality, the situation was just the opposite: “It is the first time since the Oslo Accords that a Palestinian government supports the resistance [i.e., terrorism], does not go after the resistance operatives, does not arrest them, and does not hinder their activity”. Abu Marzouq even boasted of “quality” terrorist attacks perpetrated in Israel (“the Zionist entity”) during the Hamas government’s term, including the attack which led to the capture of a “Zionist soldier” (Gilad Shalit). As part of the above criticism, Moussa Abu Marzouq was asked about the drop in the number of suicide bombing attacks ( al-‘amaliyyat al-istishhadiyya ) during the Hamas government’s term. In his reply, Abu Marzouq admitted that “[carrying out] such attacks is made difficult by the security fence 1 and the gates surrounding West Bank residents”. He stressed that the (Hamas) movement was powerless to extend any significant assistance to the West Bank, but that the actual happenings on the ground (the existence of the security fence and the gates) gave it a legitimate reason to do so (meaning that the reality formed after the construction of the security fence impairs Hamas’s ability to carry out suicide bombing attacks. 3. It should also be noted that, in a television interview (November 11, 2006), Ramadan Abdallah Shalah, the leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, an organization which has taken the lead in perpetrating suicide bombing attacks in recent years, also admitted that the security fence constructed by Israel was an obstacle to the terrorist organizations (the “resistance”), and that things would have been completely different had it not been there. 2 Ramadan Shalah interviewed by Al-Manar: “The fence is an obstacle to the resistance; without it, the situation would have been entirely different…” (November 11, 2006) Appendix 1 In the Arabic original, the security fence is referred to as Al-Jidar al-‘Azel —“the isolating fence”, or the fence designed to isolate the Palestinians. 2 See our Information Bulletin: “Ramadan Shalah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader, publicly admits that Israel ‘s security fence is an important obstacle to the terrorist organizations, and that “if it weren’t there, the situation would be entirely different.” The PIJ has carried out the greatest number of suicide bombing attacks during the past few years” (November 15, 2006).