So now Israel is getting it in the neck for declaring the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip a hostile entity.
Israel is being aggressive and provocative, they say. It's a declaration of war, said Hamas.
Well let me throw some light in the darkness of this particular tunnel. No. Not the tunnels that Hamas have been digging to smuggle weapons, explosives, and terrorists from Egypt into their territory. I mean the darkness of the tunnel of ignorance that makes intelligent people blind.
Let's go back a bit in time. Israel withdrew it's forces from the Gaza Strip. They not only withdrew their forces. They also physically removed tens of thousands of civilians who had made the desert bloom, had brought employment to Israelis and to Palestinians, had developed beautiful villages and townships, and handed over to the Palestinians a profitable infrastructure for them to begin to develop their future state.
Israel separated from the Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip is NOT occupied territory.
What did the Palestinian population do with this gift? They destroyed it.
They brought in tractors and bulldozers and leveled the agricultural facilities left for them to grow their vegetables. They converted schools into terrorist training camps. They burned down and destroyed the synagogues.
They dig tunnels to import money, weapons, explosives, and to smuggle Palestinians for terrorist training in Iran. They have launched terrorist raids. including suicide attacks into Israel. They have kidnapped Gilad Shalit who is still being held hostage in Gaza.
Worse still, they used the fields to fire rockets into Israel. Thousands of Kassam rockets have been fired into Israel. Over seven hundred have been launched this year alone. Fifteen Israelis have been killed as a result of this rain of rockets.
Despite this relentless and obsessive violence against Israel, these Palestinians who elected a terrorist organisation to lead them, insist that Israel continue to provide them with electricity, water, medical attention, and to allow them freedom of passage to visit their family in Israel.
Where in the world, when in history, did an enemy launch a war against another nation yet insist that the victim give them power supplies, feed them, and answer all their medical and humanitarian needs?
This, to me, is like an abusive and violent husband who constantly beats his wife. The wife applies and receives a divorce. Yet the violent husband continues to abuse his ex-wife.
Or, as someone put it to me more crudely, it's like someone comes and craps on your doorstep and then knocks on your door and demands that you give him toilet paper.
There are people in this world that would insist that we not only give him toilet paper, but that we also give him a cup of coffee and, if we don't, we will be committing a crime against humanity.
Enough of this bullshit.
Since we withdrew from Gaza the Palestinians have pursued us with increasing violence.
They try to blow up the power station, yet insist that we continue to provide them with the electricity supply they are trying to destroy.
They try to kill us, yet insist that we give their ill or wounded proper medical attention.
They close the Erez crossing, yet insist we continue to supply foodstuffs and other goods.
They wanted an end to the occupation. They got it. They wanted us to go back to 1967. In the Gaza Strip they got it. Yet they continue their hate and violence against us instead of developing as a peaceful neighbour.
In Gaza there is not only a border with the Zionist enemy. There is also a border with their Arab neighbour - Egypt. Egypt, and all the other Arab countries, protest how much they support the aspirations of the poor Palestinians.
Fine! Let them. Let the Palestinians approach all these rich Arab countries for help and support
if their condition is so bad.
If it is possible for Egypt to allow thousands of tons of explosives, weapons, manpower, and money to pass from Egypt to the Gaza Strip through the border crossing and through the tunnels, it should be possible for Egypt to supply them with electricity and with water, and allow the poor Palestinians into Egypt to receive medical attention.
As long as whoever is in charge of the Palestinian population declares that they want to dstroy the Zionist enemy, as long as Palestinians vote for these terrorists who wish to kill Israelis and destroy my country, they will be perceived as a hostile entity.
Makes sense to me.