Over the weekend Islamic terrorist organizations Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired nearly 1000 rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Four civilians were killed and thousands have spent days in bomb shelters.
The last 48 hours in Israel:— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 6, 2019
690 rockets fired from Gaza at Israeli civilians
240 Iron Dome Aerial Defense System interceptions
210,000 children had school cancelled
4 Israeli civilians killed
Anti-Semitic Congresswoman and terrorist sympathizer Ilhan Omar weighed in, calling Gaza "occupied" territory and expressing desires for "real justice."
How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends?— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 5, 2019
The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. Only real justice can bring about security and lasting peace.
Gaza isn't occupied territory. Israel gave up Gaza to the Palestinians in 2005 and literally ripped thousands of Jews out of their homes to do so. Israel left Gaza as part of a peace deal and yet two years later, Hamas took over and immediately started firing on Israel. As a reminder:
Israel's plan of unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip and North Samaria put forward by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was carried out on 15 August 2005. The purpose of the plan was to improve Israel's security and international status in the absence of peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
With the implementation of the plan, IDF installations and forces were removed and over 9000 Israeli citizens living in 25 settlements were evicted. By 22 September 2005, Israel's withdrawal from the entire Gaza Strip to the 1967 Green Line, and the eviction of the four settlements in Samaria, was completed.
In June 2007 Hamas took over the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian Authority. Many thousands of rockets and mortar shells have been fired from the Gaza Strip onto southern Israeli towns and villages, terrorizing and destabilizing the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens.
Despite Omar's claims, not a single Jew or Israeli lives in Gaza. It is under complete control of Hamas. It is not "occupied" territory.
Gaza is not occupied. Israel withdrew. Gaza’s Palestinian leaders then burned synagogues and greenhouses full of food. Its leaders are terrorists who have attacked Israelis and Egyptians. The problem is not Israel. The problem is terrorists, and their supporters, like @IlhanMN. https://t.co/xxNisKp5sG— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) May 6, 2019
Also, who is “occupying” Gaza. Not a single Jew or Israeli lives there. They were literally dragged out of their homes for the sake of peace with the Palestinians and yet here we are. https://t.co/0FT9cKfXzm— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 5, 2019
Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005. There is no occupation. The humanitarian crisis and the violence is all created by Hamas, a terrorist group which victimizes Israelis and Palestinians. Your attempt to blame Israel for the violence Hamas crates is telling and deplorable.— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) May 5, 2019
Gaza is occupied by Hamas, not Israel. Hamas is funded by Iran and works against the interest of Palestinians. It terrorizes the Gaza population and shoots rockets into civilian areas of Israel. You seem to be an apologist for Hamas. Hope I’m wrong. #SaveGazaFromHamas— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) May 6, 2019
I feel like everyone just kind of slid right past the “real justice” part of her tweet.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 6, 2019
Further, Hamas started this escalation by firing a barrage of rockets, unprovoked, into civilian territory.
Hamas fired the rockets, not Israel. Israel gave up Gaza and Hamas turned it into what it is today, not Israel. Do you support terrorists murdering civilians? Because that’s exactly what it sounds like. https://t.co/0FT9cKfXzm— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 5, 2019
Israel has the right to defend itself and they are doing so.
We just targeted Hamed Ahmed Khudari, a Gazan terrorist responsible for transferring Iranian funds to Hamas & PIJ in Gaza, helping fund their rocket fire at Israelis.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 5, 2019
Transferring Iranian money to Hamas & the PIJ doesn’t make you a businessman. It makes you a terrorist. pic.twitter.com/WvGEB16r4h