Special Representative for the Trump administration Jason Greenblatt published a critical analysis of the ongoing political and security crisis engulfing the Middle East this week; saying people that really “care about Gaza” should “blame Hamas” for the disastrous situation.
“Hamas has left Gaza in shambles. Life there is difficult, sad and abnormal. Only buildings with generators actually maintain steady power. The lack of power affects everything from preserving fresh food to treating sewage. If a person in Gaza falls ill, he is likely to find trained medical professionals unable to help because of the lack of equipment and medicines,” writes Greenblatt in the New York Times.
“Why are others moving forward while Gaza sinks further into despair and disrepair? Because Hamas, the de facto ruler of the Gaza Strip, has made choices. Hamas professes violence and the destruction of Israel as a method of gaining a better life for Palestinians. This ‘defense’ of Palestinians has led to the problems experienced today: a decimated economy, hundreds killed in violence each year and one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. Hamas is to blame for Gaza’s situation,” he adds.
“The world wants to help. The terrorists won’t allow it,” concludes Greenblatt.
Read Jason Greenblatt’s op-ed here.
HAMAS ADMISSION: Terror Group Says ’50 MEMBERS’ Killed in Gaza Riots
A senior Hamas leader publicly admitted Wednesday that at least “50 members” of the terror organization were killed during clashes with Israeli Defense Forces in Gaza; smashing the United Nations’ claim that the riots were “peaceful protests.”
Hamas organizer Salah Bardawil made the stunning admission while speaking with reporters this week; saying “If 62 people” were killed, then 50 were members of the international terror organization.
Hamas official, Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil is clear about terrorist involvement in the riots pic.twitter.com/p5My6JGQRr
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 16, 2018
“Senior Hamas official sets the record straight on who was killed in last Hamas-orchestrated riots: ‘50 of the 62 martyrs were Hamas’. Take his word for it. This was no peaceful protest,” said a spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces.
The revelation comes just one day after US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley blocked a resolution that called for an independent investigation into the “peaceful protests.”
HAMAS ADMISSION: The Terror Network Says It Coordinates with IRAN EVERY DAY
A senior Hamas organizer in Gaza publicly admitted Tuesday that his organization consults with Iranian officials on a “daily basis,” further undermining the mainstream media’s narrative that Israeli forces were targeting “peaceful protesters” during last week’s riots.
Hamas leader Yahya al-Sinwar was speaking with regional news when he outlined the terror networks deep ties to the Islamic Republic, saying Iran helps his group with “money, equipment, and expertise.”
Hamas Leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar: We Are Coordinating with Hizbullah, Iran on an Almost Daily Basis pic.twitter.com/9lqKbkQ9xO
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) May 22, 2018
“Our resistance in the Gaza Strip has greatly developed its capabilities, first and foremost thanks to Allah, but also with the help of the righteous free men of our nation—first and foremost the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he told one reporter.
“We work together and coordinate and are in touch on an almost daily basis. The relations are at the best stage ever,” Al-Sinwar added.
Watch the Hamas leader’s admission above.