Hamas Will Never Settle for Peace

 

The naivete and ignorance of the world regarding Hamas and its goals is beyond belief. People keep crying out for peace, for cease fires, for aid to the Palestinians, as they choose to ignore the basic tenets of Hamas, because Hamas’ goals violate the standards of civilized society. But until we understand and accept that Hamas will never stop fighting until every Jew is destroyed, the very existence of Israel is in jeopardy. The Covenant of Hamas (which explains the purpose of its existence), the incessant violence nearly always instigated by them, the violence against their own people (the Palestinians), their allegiance to taqqiya, their appeal to those who favor the underdog, and the lack of any evidence that they are willing to live in peace with Israel, show how we can begin to understand how bleak the situation is for Israel.

Few people seem willing to look at the Covenant of Hamas, which explicitly states its mission to destroy Israel. If you wish to read the entire document, you can go here. For a summary of the document, you can go here.

This document was issued on August 18, 1988, and says the following:

Its Covenant is a comprehensive manifesto comprised of 36 separate articles, all of which promote the basic Hamas goal of destroying the State of Israel through Jihad (Islamic Holy War).

The Preamble states the following:

Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.

Article 13 makes the following statement:

There is no solution for the Palestinian problem except by Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are but a waste of time, an exercise in futility.

Article 22 provides even more anti-Semitic details:

The enemies have been scheming for a long time and accumulated huge and influential material wealth. With their money, they took control of the world media…With their money they stirred revolutions in various parts of the globe…They stood behind the French Revolution, the Communist Revolution and most of the revolutions we hear about…With their money they formed secret organizations—such as the Freemasons, Rotary Clubs and the Lins—which are spreading around the world, in order to destroy societies and carry out Zionist interests…They stood behind World War I…and formed the League of Nations through which they could rule the world. They were behind World War II, through which they made huge financial gains…There is no war going on anywhere without them having their finger in it.

This is only a portion of the rhetoric from their Covenant. In all these years, Israel has demanded that Hamas accept its right to exist, but Hamas refuses to turn from its original mission.

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Hamas has been persistent in its attacks on Israel. Aside from the rockets that are sent at random on many occasions, there have been over two dozen attacks of note since 1988. Almost all of them were instigated by Hamas. They also use their own people as shields by placing armaments near homes and in schools. When these buildings are bombed by Israel in self-defense, Hamas blames Israel for killing innocent Palestinian civilians.

The tragedy of this war is that people simply refuse to recognize the genocidal goals of Hamas, because the goals are so inhumane and irrational.

An article in The Federalist explains why the experts on the nature of Hamas are wrong and misguided:

Many supposed foreign policy experts — pundits, scholars, and officials — speak and write on the issue, often at length, with no consideration of the religious motives of Hamas and its supporters.

This absence demonstrates a desperation to have this war be an ordinary geopolitical conflict, with ordinary solutions of the kind experts are trained to offer. The alternative may be too terrible for them to consider, for there is no easy way to deal with a genocidal, baby-murdering death cult that has gained control over millions of people.

After all, if Hamas’ viciousness is tactical rather than intrinsic, a means to an end rather than the end itself, then a negotiated settlement could still bring peace. Then the problem is one of finding the right combination of Israeli concessions to satisfy Hamas. The conviction that this must be the case explains much of the reflexive anti-Israel tendencies among the professional foreign policy class. They think Israel could surely strike a deal to bring peace if only it would be willing to address the demands of the Palestinians.

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It is alarming, with all the information that has been public for many years, so many people are prepared to see Hamas as the underdog in this war. The U.N. is prepared to send humanitarian aid, completely denying that Hamas governs the Palestinians and is only interested in restocking its own supplies, not helping its people. Non-Muslims are not aware of the Hamas acceptance of the practice of taqqiya:

Muslim scholars teach that Muslims should generally be truthful to each other… unless the purpose of lying is to ‘smooth over differences’ or ‘gain the upper-hand over an enemy.’

There are several forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, the best known being taqiyya (the Shia name).  These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause of Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

Armed with “taqqiya,” how can anyone assume that Hamas will negotiate anything in good faith? Even when the truth is publicized, such as an errant Islamic Jihad rocket being responsible for a bombing next to a hospital (and not Israel), Hamas will not admit that they lied or even made an error. Besides, they are not prepared to negotiate.

Only the complete annihilation of the Jews will be acceptable.

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  1. Doctor Robert Member
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    The world’s appalling reactions to October 7 have thrown a new light on events in the middle east.  It’s painful to realize that Israel has already lost this war, that every victory is just a delaying action.  In reality, the unrelenting hostility of the Arabs cannot be overcome while the western world turns to self-loathing.  I don’t know what is the best answer for Israel but I would not foresee its continued long term survival.  Once Iran has the bomb, courtesy of Mssrs Obama and Biden, it’s all over. 

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  2. Hugh Inactive
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    I agree.  Once Iran has the bomb, they will use it.  

    Then its WWIII time

    (exits in the general direction of the liquor cabinet)

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  3. Susan Quinn Member
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    Hugh (View Comment):

    I agree. Once Iran has the bomb, they will use it.

    Then its WWIII time

    (exits in the general direction of the liquor cabinet)

    Pour me one…

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  4. Rodin Member
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    If there is such a thing as “criminal naïveté” that is the best face that anyone could put on someone believing Hamas to be peaceful with Jews (or likely anyone). The worst, of course, is wanting Hamas to fulfill its mission.

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  5. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    Hugh (View Comment):

    I agree. Once Iran has the bomb, they will use it.

    Then its WWIII time

    (exits in the general direction of the liquor cabinet)

    This is horrible to even think about.   would Iran be able to develop a powerful Abomb without testing it?  Probably not.  Would testing one cause WWIII?   I think the Saudis and Israelis could agree on some preemptive action. 

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  6. Susan Quinn Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Hugh (View Comment):

    I agree. Once Iran has the bomb, they will use it.

    Then its WWIII time

    (exits in the general direction of the liquor cabinet)

    This is horrible to even think about. would Iran be able to develop a powerful Abomb without testing it? Probably not. Would testing one cause WWIII? I think the Saudis and Israelis could agree on some preemptive action.

    Good questions. As things progress, I would be surprised if Saudi Arabia didn’t somehow provide aid to Israel, even behind the scenes, especially since they hate Iran. (I think they made some kind of agreement with Iran, but I doubt it will hold.)

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  7. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn: But until we understand and accept that Hamas will never stop fighting until every Jew is destroyed,

    This is a sticky problem.   It is related to how Europe has been fighting Islamism for a 100o years.   If Hamas is destroyed, the idea will live on.   If the invasion is not by a hoard with swords, it will be by “colonizing”.   It looks like London has already been colonized. 

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  8. Susan Quinn Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Scam) (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: But until we understand and accept that Hamas will never stop fighting until every Jew is destroyed,

    This is a sticky problem. It is related to how Europe has been fighting Islamism for a 100o years. If Hamas is destroyed, the idea will live on. If the invasion is not by a hoard with swords, it will be by “colonizing”. It looks like London has already been colonized.

    So true. In fact, we probably have Hamas in disguise in our own government, and plenty of others who have crossed the southern Border. But we don’t have “open borders,” dontcha know…

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  9. Instugator Thatcher
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    Susan Quinn: The naivete and ignorance of the world regarding Hamas and its goals is beyond belief.

    It is beyond belief because it is neither naive nor ignorance, but instead evil masquerading as conflict avoidance.

    Those people are evil! As evil as the demoncrat city councilwoman who was all for defunding the police, until she was carjacked in her own driveway.

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  10. JoshuaFinch Coolidge
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    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    The world’s appalling reactions to October 7 have thrown a new light on events in the middle east. It’s painful to realize that Israel has already lost this war, that every victory is just a delaying action. In reality, the unrelenting hostility of the Arabs cannot be overcome while the western world turns to self-loathing. I don’t know what is the best answer for Israel but I would not foresee its continued long term survival. Once Iran has the bomb, courtesy of Mssrs Obama and Biden, it’s all over.

    It’s been all over for the Jews since the Egyptians, the Romans, the Crusaders, and the Nazis. We will survive, although I have my doubts about America.

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  11. Steve Fast Member
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    JoshuaFinch (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    The world’s appalling reactions to October 7 have thrown a new light on events in the middle east. It’s painful to realize that Israel has already lost this war, that every victory is just a delaying action. In reality, the unrelenting hostility of the Arabs cannot be overcome while the western world turns to self-loathing. I don’t know what is the best answer for Israel but I would not foresee its continued long term survival. Once Iran has the bomb, courtesy of Mssrs Obama and Biden, it’s all over.

    It’s been all over for the Jews since the Egyptians, the Romans, the Crusaders, and the Nazis. We will survive, although I have my doubts about America.

    I agree Israel is in a tough spot now due to having well-armed Iranian proxies on two borders, BUT five Arab countries signed Abraham Accords with Israel (UAE, Sudan, Oman, Morocco, and Bahrain). Two Arab countries (Egypt and Israel) have previously signed peace treaties. Saudi Arabia was getting ready to sign, and other states have expressed an interest. They can’t sign now because they have to appear to support the Palestinians, but every Muslim country except Iran is tired of the Palestinians.

    The US and Europe have mostly supported Israel so far. Of course, the US shouldn’t be blathering on about proportionality and giving humanitarian aid that will be stolen by Hamas, but there is a military aid package coming.

    Israel has a lot of friends around the world, and more are coming to its side over time. In the long-run, Israel is on the upswing geopolitically and economically. But it does need to get through a rough patch right now.

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  12. Charles Mark Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Hugh (View Comment):

    I agree. Once Iran has the bomb, they will use it.

    Then its WWIII time

    (exits in the general direction of the liquor cabinet)

    Pour me one…

    They won’t dare. Iran is rather isolated among Middle Eastern states – where it has wrought destruction and disaster wherever it has gained a foothold- just look at the failed States of Syria, Lebanon and Yemen. The Saudis are no great friends to any of us – but they and other Sunnis probably hate Iran more than they hate Israel (I remember Claire Berlinski making this very illuminating point here many years ago). 

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  13. Steven Seward Member
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    I dread that a lawyer from a sunny state might show up and turn this post upside-down…………on the other hand, we could get lucky…………

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  14. Percival Thatcher
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    Instugator (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn: The naivete and ignorance of the world regarding Hamas and its goals is beyond belief.

    It is beyond belief because it is neither naive nor ignorance, but instead evil masquerading as conflict avoidance.

    Those people are evil! As evil as the demoncrat city councilwoman who was all for defunding the police, until she was carjacked in her own driveway.

    And just like that, street crime was real.

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  15. JustmeinAZ Member
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    I don’t think I have ever felt this bloodthirsty in my life. I would be willing to push the Hamas destruct button myself.

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  16. Django Member
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    Drudge had a link to this scenario: Six Steps to WWIII. 

    Given the attacks on Israel, what actions on their part could be considered overreacting? Not many, I believe.

     

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  17. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    The 2 state fiction, is now officially dead.

    The proportionate response, is that every person who took part in the planning, supporting and executing this raid needs to die…Just like in Munich…Now if that should also include, say all of Hamas, then I am ok with that…

     

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  18. Rodin Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    The 2 state fiction, is now officially dead.

    The proportionate response, is that every person who took part in the planning, supporting and executing this raid needs to die…Just like in Munich…Now if that should also include, say all of Hamas, then I am ok with that…

     

    While true, no one has told Biden or the State Department. They are doing their utmost to make sure Hamas, er..Palestine, survives. Even the guy who resigned from State thinks that Biden isn’t doing enough for Hamas, er…Palestine.

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  19. Barfly Member
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    If there is such a thing as “criminal naïveté” that is the best face that anyone could put on someone believing Hamas to be peaceful with Jews (or likely anyone). The worst, of course, is wanting Hamas to fulfill its mission.

    There is such a thing. It’s called stupidity.

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  20. Susan Quinn Member
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    Steve Fast (View Comment):

    JoshuaFinch (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):

    The world’s appalling reactions to October 7 have thrown a new light on events in the middle east. It’s painful to realize that Israel has already lost this war, that every victory is just a delaying action. In reality, the unrelenting hostility of the Arabs cannot be overcome while the western world turns to self-loathing. I don’t know what is the best answer for Israel but I would not foresee its continued long term survival. Once Iran has the bomb, courtesy of Mssrs Obama and Biden, it’s all over.

    It’s been all over for the Jews since the Egyptians, the Romans, the Crusaders, and the Nazis. We will survive, although I have my doubts about America.

    I agree Israel is in a tough spot now due to having well-armed Iranian proxies on two borders, BUT five Arab countries signed Abraham Accords with Israel (UAE, Sudan, Oman, Morocco, and Bahrain). Two Arab countries (Egypt and Israel) have previously signed peace treaties. Saudi Arabia was getting ready to sign, and other states have expressed an interest. They can’t sign now because they have to appear to support the Palestinians, but every Muslim country except Iran is tired of the Palestinians.

    The US and Europe have mostly supported Israel so far. Of course, the US shouldn’t be blathering on about proportionality and giving humanitarian aid that will be stolen by Hamas, but there is a military aid package coming.

    Israel has a lot of friends around the world, and more are coming to its side over time. In the long-run, Israel is on the upswing geopolitically and economically. But it does need to get through a rough patch right now.

    Rough patch? This is an existential battle. At what point will those allies defy Iran? When it’s all over?

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  21. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    The 2 state fiction, is now officially dead.

    The proportionate response, is that every person who took part in the planning, supporting and executing this raid needs to die…Just like in Munich…Now if that should also include, say all of Hamas, then I am ok with that…

     

    While true, no one has told Biden or the State Department. They are doing their utmost to make sure Hamas, er..Palestine, survives. Even the guy who resigned from State thinks that Biden isn’t doing enough for Hamas, er…Palestine.

    Yes, they’re married to the Obama Iran policy. They’re afraid that if the change policy they’ll undermine the Obama Legacy and unwind the last 20 years of Democratic policies.

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