Israel has declared that it now has control over the biggest hospital in Gaza, a hospital built by an Israeli architect, al Shifa Hospital.
Why attack a hospital with numerous buildings, a staff of 700, 650 patients and up to 3,000 people seeking shelter?
Israel’s army, the Israel Defense Force, has long said that Hamas’ headquarters is under the hospital in a military tunnel system that Hamas brags is 311 miles long and that one released hostage called a “spider web.” American intelligence agrees that a Hamas command and control center is, indeed, under the Shifa Hospital.
Has Israel found Hamas’ underground military headquarters? It’s made a start. It’s found one tunnel entrance under al Shifa. It’s also found tunnel entrances under two other hospitals: the Rantisi children’s hospital and al Quds, Gaza’s second largest hospital. And in those tunnels, it has killed half a dozen of Hamas’ top leaders.
Reports Ynet, “In one [tunnel], the [Israeli] forces killed the head of the Hamas northern brigade and the commander of the long-range missile force and in the other, the troops killed members of the Hamas political leadership.”
Meanwhile Israel’s military, the IDF, tweets that, “In the Shifa Hospital complex, IDF troops found a hidden booby-trapped vehicle containing a large number of weapons, including:
- sniper rifles
- other explosives”.
It’s a war crime to militarize a hospital. But Hamas has turned the Shifa hospital into a fortress. In al Shifa, the IDF has found grenades, military uniforms, and other military equipment. Some of this gear was hidden behind the MRI scanner. The IDF has also located a room in the Shifa hospital where soldiers found, “technological assets, along with military and combat equipment used by Hamas.” The IDF adds that, ““In another department in the hospital, the soldiers located an operational command center and technological assets belonging to Hamas.” In other words, Hamas has militarized al Shifa hospital. Hamas has committed war crimes.
But the real prize Israel is looking for appears to be the Hamas headquarters below the hospital. And Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari implies that finding that headquarters will take time.
Meanwhile Hamas has reportedly moved its command center and its staff to south Gaza, where 1.5 million Gazan people have taken refuge.
Which means that Hamas has already turned the people of Gaza City into armor made of meat, into barricades of human lives, and into human shields. That Hamas strategy has killed a reported eleven thousand Palestinians and has leveled half of Gaza City.
Yes, it’s not just Israel who is responsible for Gaza City’s death and destruction. It is Hamas.
Now Hamas is doing the same thing to the Gazan refugees who have headed south for safety.
But Israel has a problem more deadly than rockets and grenades.
Education in Gaza has been supported by the United Nations’ relief organization, UNWRA. And the United Nations has allowed the Gazans to educate their kids to hate Jews and to look forward to two genocides. First a genocide of the Jewish citizens of Israel. Then a genocide of the rest of the Jews in the world.
If you do a Google image search, you can easily find pictures of Palestinian three year olds dressed up as suicide bombers. And pictures of Palestinian twelve year olds trained as child-soldiers, wearing ammunition vests, carrying assault rifles, and eager to kill.
Every child in Gaza has been weaponized. What’s more, says Israel’s IDF, “Hamas placed rockets inside a little girl’s bed and anti-tank missiles inside a baby stroller. This is the enemy we’re fighting.”
Even worse, Israeli soldiers found a copy in a child’s bedroom of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf translated into Arabic. With handwritten notes. Including the note that “it starts with words. It ends with Jewish blood in the streets.”
So Gaza’s children have been raised since toddlerhood to believe that exterminating Jews and Israelis is heroic. And this education is paid for by United Nations money.
Why would the United Nations pay to turn children into lethal weapons? Could it be because the Muslim world’s 57 nations are the UN’s biggest voting block? Yes, the Muslim world has more voting power in the UN than NATO.
Unfortunately the Muslim education in hate is not limited to Gaza. Walid Shoebat,[i] a Palestinian who claims that his grandfather was good friends with the man called the Fuehrer, the Hitler, of the Muslim world, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, claims this is also true about the education of Muslim children in religious schools in the United States.
He calls this education, “the collective incitement of millions of children. In school, in the social arena, in clubs, in the mosque, on the Temple Mount, in the streets, in the graffiti. ...When I was six years old, I go to school…we sing 'Arabs are beloved, and Jews are dogs'. So you can see it's not just in the Palestinian area, it's in Jordan, it's in Lebanon, it's in Cairo, it's in Syria, it's all over.” What Shoebat describes is racism. And the command to slaughter.
Which means that Westerners marching in the streets for a ceasefire are not marching for peace. They are marching for genocide.
Howard Bloom of the Howard Bloom Institute has been called the Einstein, Newton, and Freud of the 21st century by Britain's Channel 4 TV. One of his seven books--Global Brain---was the subject of a symposium thrown by the Office of the Secretary of Defense including representatives from the State Department, the Energy Department, DARPA, IBM, and MIT. His work has been published in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Psychology Today, and the Scientific American. He does news commentary at 1:06 am Eastern Time every Wednesday night on 545 radio stations on Coast to Coast AM. For more, see http://howardbloom.institute.
[i] CN8 Your Morning, Comcast, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New England cable channel. On the web site of "Walid Shoebat--Former PLO Terrorist"
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