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Hamas Mocked Israeli Restraint After Refusing to End the Semi-Cease Fire -- Now They Cry Disproportionate

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Jan 5, 2009 at 03:22

Something else the MSM doesn't bother to report.

After Israel asked that Hamas extend the cease fire -- Hamas responds by mocking Israeli "confusion" as to how to respond to their refusal.

"Hamas on Wednesday remained as defiant as ever and said it would continue to fire rockets at Israel as an act of "self-defense." Hamas also mocked what it described as the "state of confusion" in Israel over how to react to the latest spree of rocket and mortar attacks... "Israel will pay a heavy price for its crimes against the Palestinians," said Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum. "Israel's actions enhance our determination to pursue the path of resistance through all means available." Barhoum said that Hamas has placed all its security forces and militias on high alert to thwart an IDF invasion of the Gaza Strip. The armed wing of Hamas, Izzadin Kassam, said it would not be deterred by Israel's threats of a military operation. The group also threatened to expand the range of its rockets and missiles so that they would reach more Israeli communities."

"Again: I know it's gauche. But at what point do we start blaming warmongers for starting wars?"

http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275247.html

See Jerusalem Post 12-25-08

The media also doesn't counter the claim that Israel broke the supposed cease-fire. Hamas never completely stopped sending Rockets. No weapons smuggling was part of the agreement. Israel acted at one point to destroy a weapons smuggling tunnel. This is the basis of Hamas phoney claim. The media doesn't contradict them.

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