What Will You Do When You Live With Hamas?
By Ibako William Ochuko
Published July 31st, 2014
I was hysterical when i learnt Bolivia flagged Israel as a terrorist
nation because of the inadvertent death of unarmed Palestinians; and
disillusioned at the death of Palestinian women and children who are
paying the ultimate price for Hamas stupidity.
Collateral damage is always a by product of conflicts, and should be
expected, but curtailed. However, it is unfair prejudiced thinking to
consider Israel the aggressor in this case; Hamas purposefully created
the conditions for the current crisis in Gaza.
What will you do when over a thousand rockets a day are launched at
your major cities and towns with the malicious intent
of causing harm and economic damage?
Will you attempt to appease the demon who is bent on destroying you,
more so when you have the capacity and might to snuff out the dangers?
Will you sleep well, even during daylight, when you know your enemy
has tunneled his way to your living room?
I suppose none of us will allow such circumstances to thrive while we
are in charge and have the capacity to recede the lethal threat of the
enemy to insignificance. Whatever Israel
is doing now in Gaza is justified. Our vitriols and outrage over the
deaths of unarmed Palestinians should be directed with laser precision
When Hamas launched rockets into Israel from heavily populated areas
of Gaza, they hoped to achieve two major victories.
Firstly, to cause the deaths of score of Israelis and violently
disrupt their society.
secondly, to spark a global outrage against Israel; when Israel go
after those launch sites, which will inadvertently lead to the
death of unarmed Palestinians. This is the ultimate goal of Hamas in
the seemingly pointless war.