The Hamas terror organization fired at least 400 rockets and mortars into Israel in 24 hours November 12-13, killing one person (a Palestinian) and injuring 70 Israeli civilians (some critically). But why should we care in the U.S.? Well, simply put, Hamas is the sworn enemy of America.
Here are just a few of the many facts that lead us to only one conclusion – Hamas is the bad guy.
Hamas is committed to destroying the U.S. Back in 2007, the acting speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, Hamas’ Ahmad Bahr declared the U.S. would be “annihilated,” and called on Allah to kill every American:
If you don’t want to take Clarion’s word for it, here are some of the countries and organizations that have designated Hamas a terror organization: United States, Canada, Egypt and the European Union. Saudi Arabia banned the Muslim Brotherhood, which is Hamas’ parent organization. Jordan banned Hamas from its territory. The UK, Australia and New Zealand designated Hamas’ military wing as a terror group.
America’s enemies back Hamas militarily, financially and politically. Iran traditionally armed and funded Hamas in Gaza. That relationship faltered over the last few years but is now getting back on track. Qatar traditionally supported Hamas, providing a home for its senior staff, however right now Qatar is involved in a cease-fire attempt between Hamas and Israel. It’s alleged that Turkey fundraises and money launders on behalf of Hamas’ military. China is among the countries refusing to designate Hamas as a terror organization and sees it as a legitimate political organization.
Hamas has a track record of killing American citizens and celebrating their demise. Just two examples: Hamas was behind the 2002 terror attack in Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. The dead included American and French students. When American student Taylor Force was killed in Jaffa in 2016, Hamas celebrated his killing.
None of this takes into account Hamas’ appalling treatment of women, it’s attacks on Gaza’s tiny Christian minority, its use of civilians as human shields and its stealing of international-aid money to fund its own terror activities.
Take a listen to Clarion’s David Harris as he gives some context to this developing news story: