PALESTINIANS TURN ON HAMAS
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
A dead three year-old girl, bloodied and limp, is rushed to a school yard and laid on her back. Dead adults are also dragged to the school, leaving trails of blood on the asphalt while Aljazeera cameras whirl.
In a rehearsed scene, a man picks up the dead girl, holding her close as if she was his daughter, and rushes dramatically past the camera to a hospital where more cameras eagerly await.
No women are present, just men wailing and throwing their arms in the air.
As reported here two weeks ago, “Terrorism’s secret weapon of martyrdom is not shared by those Palestinian parents nursing their dead children and the price Hamas has asked them to pay is becoming too costly. Israel needs the innocent inhabitants of Gaza to tell Hamas it's time to stop the rockets.”
The Hamas Government has pushed its luck too far using its battered and innocent citizens to feed compliant media who sadistically evoke the world’s rage at Israel’s shelling of Gaza.
A Palestinian woman stands weeping in the rubble, holding her four children, “We’ve had enough, Hamas must stop and Israel must talk. We just want to live our lives.”
Three weeks back Hamas shot dead anyone daring to suggest what that poor woman just suggested... but not now.
A watershed in the war is emerging as Gazans witness with their own eyes where Hamas rockets are launched from and its certainly not from rural land or the beach.
It’s from hospital roofs, shopping centres and school yards, anywhere a retaliatory Israeli shell will kill and maim the most women and children while Qatar’s Aljazeera cameras are on standby to document the carnage.
Back in Tel Aviv Netanyahu has hung up on Kerry, Kerry doesn’t bother phoning back, leaving further negotiations to Egypt. Kerry hasn't understood the conflict and Obama is on the second nine.
In another day or so the ceasefire will be over and so too will be the war.
Hamas no longer has the support of its distraught citizens. The tunnels have been destroyed, the stockpiles of Iranian rockets have been degraded. It’s time to rebuild lives, grieve for 2,000 lost innocents and hope such carnage is not repeated.
Soon Hamas will no longer govern the Gaza strip and it will return to warring with its Fatah brothers, as Muslims are inclined to do. It will be just as much fun.
But the Palestinians will replant their crops, restock their stores, rebuild their homes and send their remaining children to schools where Iranian rockets aren’t housed.