Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Gilad Schalit - A Letter Home? Hamas plays games

No one in their right mind would claim that Hamas's so-called social services network makes these killers and thugs nice people. Hamas's callousness and disregard for the lives of Gazans by using them as human shields is well documented. Its unabated firing of rockets and mortars into Israel lead to immeasurable damage to peoples' lives on their side of the border—the same people they claim to represent. Yet the world is now rallying to alleviate the "humanitarian" crisis in Gaza by providing money to Hamas through the Palestinian Authority.

Now comes another Hamas ploy to show its humanitarian side—the delivery of a letter from Gilad Schalit to his parents through the efforts of Hamas no. 2, Moussa Abu Marzouk.

According to the Jerusalem Post,

"Damascus-based Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouk received a letter written by captive IDF soldier Gilad Schalit during his short visit to the Gaza Strip last week, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Tuesday."

"Marzouk, exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal's deputy, met with Gaza leaders from his organization's military wing "including officials responsible for the captivity of Schalit" such as Izzadin al-Kassam Brigades' top commander Ahmed Jabari, the article stated.

"Marzouk will deliver the letter to the Syrian Foreign Ministry but it is not known where it will go from there, the article stated.

"The Kuwaiti report, which cited anonymous "Palestinian sources close to Hamas," could not be verified by The Jerusalem Post. A Hamas official in Gaza would not confirm the report, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday."

According to the website China View, "the armed wing of Islamic Hamas movement on Tuesday refused to comment on reports that a letter from captive Israeli soldier was handed out to Hamas' leadership in order to be sent for his family."

So, here we are again, Hamas playing the downtrodden social network pleading with the world to alleviate a crisis brought to Gaza by its own callousness and demonstrating just how callous they are by playing with the emotions of a family who misses their son. Wake up world.

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