Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hamas happy Iran helped Israel to "scream in pain"

Reveling in the suffering of others.  Wonderful religion, Islam.

From the The Times of Israel November 22 by Aaron Kalman

Gaza leader Haniyeh thanks Iran for helping make Israel ‘scream with pain’

Emerging after eight days of conflict with Israel, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh thanked Egypt and Iran on Thursday for their support in helping make “Israel scream with pain.”

Haniyeh, who heads Hamas in Gaza, hailed the previous night’s ceasefire as a victory, despite what Israel called heavy losses for the terror group during Operation Pillar of Defense.

Though it had been threatening a ground operation, Jerusalem said Wednesday night it would give an Egypt-brokered truce a chance to work, ending a week of heavy rocket fire on the south of Israel.

It was “the resistance and strength of the Palestinian people that stopped Israel from sending troops into Gaza,” Haniyeh said at a celebration in Gaza Thursday, which was declared a holiday for Palestinians.

“The idea of attacking Gaza is gone and, with the help of God, will never return,” Haniyeh said.

During Operation Pillar of Defense, Israel struck some 1,500 targets and killed some 170 Palestinians, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Over 1,500 rockets were launched from Gaza to Israel’s southern city, and six people were killed.

The strength of the Palestinians was the basis for the latest victory, and now “it’s a sign of pride to the whole world,” Hamas’s leader said. We “did not raise a white flag. Israel screamed with pain from what the resistance did to it. I thank everyone who provided us with arms and money, especially Iran.”

Haniyeh also thanked Egypt for aiding the Palestinians. The Egypt of Mohsammed Morsi today was not like that of Hosni Mubarak yesterday and “Israel was mute in face of Egypt’s position” during the fighting, he said.

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