Hamas's code of ethics

By Miriam Shaviv
April 27, 2010

According to this story ,

Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar on Monday night criticized an animated video released by the group’s military wing which depicted Gilad Schalit returning to Israel in a coffin, saying Hamas “would never kill a captured Israeli soldier.”

I love the indignant tone (as I read it). Hamas might blow up innocent civilians in bomb attacks, throw its opponents off roofs, shell entire areas of Israel's south for months and years at end... but kill a captured soldier!? That would be immoral!

That's gangster ethics for you.



Tue, 04/27/2010 - 15:27

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And as for their ingratitude:-
I haven't seen this widely reported, but thanks anyway to Arutz 7:-
The Prime Minister’s Office continues to try to present the true face of Hamas to a world that is increasingly inclined to tolerate the terrorist organization.
The latest PMO announcement came in the wake of a Hamas video mocking Gilad Shalit and Israel’s attempts to have him released. The video shows an aged Noam Shalit, father of the captive soldier, walking through the streets, passing old billboards of Israeli prime ministers or acting prime ministers – Olmert, Livni, and Netanyahu – and promising to act on behalf of Shalit’s release. Finally, the film shows how Israeli governmental efforts pay off: To his father’s shock, Gilad is released in a coffin.

The video was released two days after Israel provided emergency treatment to the little daughter of a Hamas government minister – a man who was involved in the talks for Shalit’s release.

Hamas insisted on the release of 1,000 Palestinian terrorists from Israeli prisons, including many murderers.

After the girl was treated in an Ashkelon hospital, Israel provided an air escort for a Jordanian plane transporting her to Jordan for further treatment. Hamas later publicly thanked Jordan, but did not acknowledge Israel’s help in any way.

The Prime Minister released a statement pointing out what can be learned about Hamas from this series of events. “The Hamas leadership's cynical manipulation of the Shalit family's sensitivities just two days after Israel allowed a little girl to be flown for lifesaving surgery outside the Gaza Strip,” the statement reads, “attests, more than anything else, to the character of this terrorist organization.”

The statement continues:
“This is another deplorable action by Hamas designed to assist its leadership in avoiding a decision regarding the mediation offer [on Shalit]. For months, the leaders of Hamas have avoided responding to the proposal for a humanitarian deal, tabled by the German mediator under Egyptian auspices. This proposal which was formulated with the participation of both sides, would bring about the immediate return of Gilad Shalit, safe and sound, to his family and his people.”

Noam Shalit responded to the video by saying, “It is sad that they continue to use psychological warfare against the Shalit family and the Israeli public, instead of approving the offer made by Israel four months ago.” (IsraelNationalNews.com)


Tue, 04/27/2010 - 15:58

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