|Jewish settlers resist their forced evacuation by Israeli soldiers and police in the synagogue at Neve Dekalim. Associated Press photo by Kevin Frayer|
|Palestinian Muslims celebrate the disengagement with|
a victory march wielding weapons
The Gaza Strip is a coastal strip of land on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea bordering Egypt and Israel. Israel controls Gaza's airspace and territorial waters and restricts the movement of people or goods in or out of Gaza. Israel maintains that its occupation of Gaza, as defined by Article 6 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, ended following the completion of its unilateral disengagement plan in 2005, asserting that Israel has no functions of government in the Gaza Strip.
January 2006 legislative elections brought Hamas to power of Palestinian National Authority. In 2007, Hamas overthrew Fatah (President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas´s political party)
All the Palestinian armed groups carry out rocket and mortar attacks, with varying frequency. The main groups are Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Popular Resistance Committees, Fatah (Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority´s own political party), and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Hamas is the de-facto governing authority in the Gaza Strip, while Fatah holds the presidency of the Palestinian National Authority.
Islamic Jihad has involved other Palestinians in the activities, running summer camps where children were taught how to hold a Qassam rocket launcher. One Islamic Jihad rocket maker, Awad al-Qiq, was a science teacher and headmaster at a United Nations school.
The Palestinian missile attacks on Israel fueled the Gaza War (2008-2009).
The Missile Attacks began in 2001. Since then, nearly 4,800 rockets have hit southern Israel, just over 4,000 of them since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in August 2005. The range of the rockets has increased over time. The original Qassam rocket has a range of about 10 km (6.2 mi) but more advanced rockets, including versions of the old Soviet Grad or Katyusha have hit Israeli targets 40 km (25 mi) from Gaza.
In July 2006, a ranking member of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in the West Bank said his group had the ability to produce rockets in the northern West Bank and that major Israeli cities as well as Ben Gurion International Airport would eventually become Palestinian rocket targets. "Every day our rockets in Gaza become more accurate and do more killing and this is exactly what will happen in the West Bank", he said.
Israeli armed forces began operations against Hamas and the rocket launchers at 11:30 a.m., 27 December. More than 50 fighter jets and attack helicopters entered Gazan airspace. Israel aimed at Hamas Military targets. Hamas later responded by firing Hamas later fired 700 rockets and mortars at Israel. After the initial Israeli aerial assault, Hamas quickly dispersed both its personnel and weapons and equipment.
The strike range of Hamas rockets had increased from 16 km (9.9 mi) to 40 km (25 mi) since early 2008 with the use of improved Qassam and factory-made rockets. hese attacks resulted in civilian casualties and damage to infrastructure. Rockets reached major Israeli cities Ashdod, Beersheba and Gedera for the first time, putting one-eighth of Israel's population in rocket range. As of January 13, 2009, Palestinian militants had launched approximately 565 rockets and 200 mortars at Israel since the beginning of the conflict, according to Israeli security sources.
|Hamas Militant firing a Rocket and using boys as human shield|
While Israel targeted Hamas Commanders and Military personnel, Hamas and other Palestinian Militants targeted Civilians. Some Hamas leaders hid in the basements of the Shifa Hospital complex in Gaza City in the belief that they would be protected by human shields. (Amos Harel, Hamas leaders hiding in basement of Israel-built hospital in Gaza Haaretz, 12 January 2009). The Israeli Air strike destroyed Mosques and the homes of Hamas Commanders as weapons were stored there (see the picture on the right), Hamas targeted Synagogues and Schools (like the Kindergarten classroom on the picture on the left).
Hamas co-founder Mahmoud Zahar has said that the goal of the attacks is to force mass migration in Israel and disrupt the daily life of its citizens. Explaining why his group had moved from suicide bombing to rocket attacks, he said:
"Which do you think is more effective, martyrdom operations or rockets against Sderot? Rockets against Sderot will cause mass migration, greatly disrupt daily lives and government administration and can make a much huger impact on the government. We are using the methods that convince the Israelis that their occupation is costing them too much. We are succeeding with the rockets. We have no losses and the impact on the Israeli side is so much."
The so called "Palestinians" also pray towards the Black cube of Mecca, which represents Saturn. Saturn is also Moloch as we see here: http://mysterybabylon-watch.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-do-muslims-pray-their-backs-to.html
This system of Moloch worship is evident when the Palestinians send their own childred to be martyred, even though they think they are doing it for Allah, it is Moloch worship. Palestinian children are also used as Human Shield:
We see here that Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian "Liberation" movements originated from Arafat´s relative Amin Al Husseini, a Nazi who met personally with Adolf Hitler and after WWII, Hitler´s banker Francois Genoud worked in the Middle East: http://mysterybabylon-watch.blogspot.com/2011/11/amin-al-husseini-palestinian-connection.html
We see here that a man with Rothschild connections backed Amin Al Husseini up. (Rothschilds are not Jewish nor do they practice Judaism, rather they are Knights of Malta): http://mysterybabylon-watch.blogspot.com/2011/11/rothschild-nazi-and-palestinian.html
To this day "Palestinian" militants continue to fire rockets at Israel and continue to target civilians and use their own innocent civilians as human shield to later on be propagandized against the Jews of Israel (remember Francois Genoud, Hitler´s banker and many Nazi propagandists worked with Palestinian Militants).