For Hamas, the Struggle to Uproot the Jews Is the Meaning of Life

(Israel Hayom) Dan Schueftan - Israel had restrained itself in Gaza under the belief that Yahya Sinwar wants to focus on improving the living conditions of Gazans. But the deep essence of Hamas dictates an inevitable confrontation. In the Gazan culture of the Muslim Brotherhood there is almost no constructive content of building a society and a nation. The struggle to uproot the Jews is the meaning of life. Gazan society does not offer its children a better future but a morbid satisfaction from killing Jews and destroying their country, derived from a tribal and pathological version of "honor." Gaza has no "solution": improving living conditions of Gazans is not for them a substitute for violent struggle. The current confrontation would have come anyway and it's good that it came now and not during a possible war with Iran and its emissaries. Israel has been given the opportunity to direct all its resources against Hamas and to fatally damage its military capabilities. The writer heads the International Graduate Program in National Security Studies at the University of Haifa.

2021-05-20 00:00:00

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