Hamas Claims Victory: Resistance fighters changed the rules
Hamas claims victory, but Israel holds the cards, and always will
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas leaders and thousands of flag-waving supporters declared victory over Israel on Gaza’s first day of calm under an Egyptian-brokered truce Thursday, as Israeli officials flew to Cairo for talks on easing a blockade on the battered Palestinian territory.
Eight days of punishing Israeli airstrikes on Gaza and a barrage of Hamas rocket fire on Israel ended inconclusively. While Israel said it inflicted heavy damage on the militants, Gaza’s Hamas rulers claimed that Israel’s decision not to send in ground troops, as it had four years ago, was a sign of a new deterrent power.
“Resistance fighters changed the rules of the game with the occupation (Israel), upset its calculations,” Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, who attended the rally, said later in a televised speech. “The option of invading Gaza after this victory is gone and will never return.”
At the same time, Haniyeh urged Gaza fighters to respect the truce and to “guard this deal as long as Israel respects it.”
“…as long as Israel respects it”, says the group that started a fight they couldn’t finish.
Now that Hillary Clinton and The Muslim Brotherhood have groped one another and left satisfied, their cease-fire has taken affect, prompting Hamas and the rest of the Muslim squatters in Israel to falsely boast of a victory over the evil Zionists. This reminds me of the school yard bully who postures boldly when the principal of the school defends their stupidity, and tells the other kids to be nicer to the bully, based on victimhood and poor parenting. Like the school yard bully, Hamas simply needs a good butt-whippin’. Which they received. And more to come, I’m sure.
#IStandWithIsrael, not because they are without blame, but because they are the only real ally we have in The Middle East. It seems that everyone else over there wants to kill us because we are America. Go figure.