Thursday, January 8, 2009

This Brutality Will Never Break Our Will to Be Free

By Khaled Mishael (Head of Hamas Political Bureau)

(excerpts)

The logic of those who demand that we stop our resistance is absurd. They absolve the aggressor and occupier - armed with the deadliest weapons of death and destruction - of responsibility, while blaming the victim, prisoner and occupied. Our modest, home-made rockets are our cry of protest to the world. Israel and its American and European sponsors want us to be killed in silence. But die in silence we will not.

From Deir Yassin in 1948 to Gaza today, the list of Israel's crimes is long. The justifications change, but the reality is the same: colonial occupation, oppression, and never-ending injustice. If this is the "free world" whose "values" Israel is defending, as its foreign minister Tzipi Livni alleges, then we want nothing to do with it.

Gaza's people are more united than ever, determined not to be terrorised into submission. Our fighters, armed with the justice of their cause, have already caused many casualties among the occupation army and will fight on to defend their land and people. Nothing can defeat our will to be free.

Israel will no doubt wreak untold destruction, death and suffering in Gaza. But it will meet the same fate in Gaza as it did in Lebanon. We will not be broken by siege and bombardment, and will never surrender to occupation.

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Anonymous said...

By quoting a Hamas spokesman you tarnish your credibility. Hamas, just a few short years ago, was responsible for bombings of buses (900 Israelis, Arab and Jew alike, young and old, were killed). Hamas, even after its electoral victory, brutally took over Gaza, forcing Fatah members, civilians, to jump buildings. Kassam rockets have killed people and inflict terror on everyone in the southern Israel; it is not an acceptable means of "resistance." I would be hard pressed to find anyone who believes that Israel would have attacked Gaza or imposed its blockade had there been no rocket fire from Gaza. Hamas is and has never been an organization for the creation of Palestine. It is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organization that is more interested in the ideas of Seyid Qutb and the Caliphate than the Palestinian people. We saw this clearly when it used its own people as human shields during the war last January (the Hamas leadership was actually in a bunker of a hospital rigged with explosives, so as to deter Israel from bombing them).

Anonymous said...

what non sense, you already have freedom, you have your own army your goverment terytory,cities, and economy,and let say you dont if you want a country stop killing people and by the way you should be hapy we here any other would have keal you long time ago for example:france shot live fire on people that didn't have wapons not like us that we shoot only when there are realy no other choise and incent people are going to die, united-stats which killed 500,000 iraqies which were "inecent" because of two buildings when we being keald all the time and we go to a very small operation which "inocent" or what your "freedom fighters" call shilds death rate is the lowest in history of war and we fight inside cities. And by the way you think any other nation will give extra rights like let you go to the university even if you not good enough. And don't talk about your people in our prisons condition because gilad shalit dosn't get tv and 3 stars hotel conditions he get nohing no letters no visits or something that will determind his prison time and he is a soldier not a terrorist, who keal only terrorists not kids in restorants and stop make fiction stories which you don't have any evidens while we have all the evidens in the world and finaly remamber you came here in the 50 years before israel so only in that time you have the majoraty.