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Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from 'Israeli seizure'

Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from 'Israeli seizure' | Upsetment | Scoop.it
DOHA (Reuters) - The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam
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As critical as I am of Israel, this is nothing but rabble rousing by Hamas. There  has been no attempt or plan to take over the mosque. Shame on Hamas, which should be trying to help the Palestinian people find a stable life path.

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Israeli Strike in Gaza Strip Kills 3 Top Hamas Commanders

Israeli Strike in Gaza Strip Kills 3 Top Hamas Commanders | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The strike early Thursday was the most significant blow to the armed wing of Hamas’s leadership since Israel’s Gaza operation began six weeks ago.
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Of one thing I am fairly sure: the people of Gaza will not be quelled by killing the Hamas leaders. New leaders will come along, probably even more militant. And more people willing to die for their cause will grow from the sorrow and the rage generated by such killings. This continuing cycle of violence in Gaza is truly madness. Isn't it time for the world community to come together and demand that it stop? Isn't it time for the world community to demand that the superpower most influential in Israel, namely the United States, take some responsibility just as it is time for Russia to take responsibility in Syria?

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Hamas Admits Kidnapping Israeli Teens

Hamas Admits Kidnapping Israeli Teens | Upsetment | Scoop.it
"Hamas has no qualms whatsoever about targeting innocent civilians," says Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev
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In effect this Hamas leader has said that his organization is not only responsible for the deaths of these three teens but for te deaths of all the other innocents since, especially those in Gaza. He has justified the Israeli's claims that schools and hospitals may well be cover for militants and weapons. He has justified targeting civilians much as the bombings of Belgium in World War I and the Battle of Britain during WWII justified firebombing by the Allies. In effect, he has given comfort to his people's enemies.

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Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war

Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war | Upsetment | Scoop.it
By Asma Alsharif and Dan Williams CAIRO/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas rejected on Saturday as insufficient offers made in Cairo to Palestinian negotiators seeking to end Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip, and raised the possibility of renewed fighting when the current truce expires. Israel said it had also not yet accepted any proposals made in the Egyptian-mediated talks but, like the Palestinians, its envoys would continue attending them on Sunday. Hamas, Gaza's dominant Islamist group, wants an Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the coastal enclave lifted, as well as the establishment of a seaport and airport, as part of any enduring cessation of hostilities with the Jewish state. "Israel must accept the demands of the Palestinian people or face a long war," Osama Hamdan, the head of Hamas's foreign affairs, said on Facebook.
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Israel cannot give up security and the Palestinian people cannot give up their freedom and economic self-determination. Both will have to recognize the legitimacy of the other is any peace is to come. A two state solution requires recognition that there are in fact two states, both worthy of respect and of safe borders.

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