U.S. Encouraging Terrorists in Gaza
U.S. officials who condemned the Hamas terrorist organization for violating a truce agreement with Israel on Friday were right to refer to the action as “barbaric.”
But from Secretary of State John Kerry up to President Obama, it was a case of reaping what U.S. policy has sowed.
After Israel sent troops into Gaza in response to Hamas terrorists firing hundreds of rockets at the Jewish state, Kerry launched a diplomatic offensive in an attempt to restore the peace.
But virtually everything the U.S. has done during recent years encouraged Hamas to behave aggressively. The very basis of Kerry’s action – putting a vicious, aggressive terrorist organization on the same footing as Israel – emboldened Hamas.
For years before, Obama’s public criticism of Israel had the same effect.
Only when – or rather, if – U.S. policy is made more realistic will Hamas and other terrorist organizations masquerading as humanitarian groups temper their aggression against Israel.