Sunday, December 24, 2023

  • Sunday, December 24, 2023
  • Elder of Ziyon
I'm becoming more and more convinced that Hamas has its terrorists putting on IDF uniforms to murder Gazans and blame Israel. 

Last week, the UN Human Rights Council issued a press release claiming that the IDF rounded up 11 men in Gaza City on Tuesday, separated them from their families, executed them in front of their families and (depending on the "witnesses") either  shot at or threw a grenade into the room with the women and children. 

The claim is beyond absurd. The men are worth much more to Israel alive than dead.  If the med were suspects, Israel would get valuable intelligence from captured prisoners, and they wouldn't miss an opportunity to see if any of them know anything about the hostages, as well as current command and communications situation with Hamas and other groups. If they weren't suspected terrorists, there is no reason at all to act this way and it violates all IDF regulations and policies.

There is no upside, no gain, no possible advantage to murdering 11 men in front of their families and then attacking women and children, and huge downsides (media, NGOs, being charged in Israel, soldiers running to "Breaking the Silence" and Haaretz and more.) It is unlikely but conceivable that an individual soldier would act this way by cracking under pressure; it is literally impossible to imagine a group of IDF soldiers all doing this together. This story fits how antisemites view the IDF, but it is not at all how the IDF acts in reality.  It is a sick fantasy and conspiracy theory that conforms to Palestinian propaganda but not reality.  

Beyond the illogic of the accusations, the IDF strongly denied even being in the Rimal neighborhood that day.  They didn't say that they killed terrorists who were ambushing them or that there was activity nearby that might have spilled over as they have with other incidents - they simply said that there wa no activity there, period.  (Of course, the UN never reported that denial. The press release remains on its sites saying the IDF has not released any information on the incident.)

As Sherlock Holmes says, "Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."

Al Jazeera did interview injured women and older men who "testified" about the incident. Their accounts are wildly different. Some say they were machine gunned; other say that an Israeli tank shot rounds at the fourth floor, or that the IDF shot mortars directly at them.  Some say women were killed, which the UN did not say. 

A conspiracy to make up a story like that is conceivable but the injuries appear to be real. 

Now, we know that Hamas uses IDF uniforms to attack - that's what they did on October 7.  The survivors would not be able to tell the difference between a real IDF soldier and a Hamas member wearing a uniform with the wrong helmet, boots and weapons.  We have reports and videos from other incidents that Hamas shoots at their own people. We know for sure that they steal aid from Gazans. We know they are not even wearing uniforms anymore and pretending to be civilians. And we know that they employ huge levels of deception in their war strategy - that's how October 7 was so deadly. 

Given all that, why would anyone doubt that Hamas is capable of staging a massacre of Gaza men - men who have not joined their ranks, and who may have even been suspected of collaborating with Israel - in such a way that the world would blame Israel? It is not as if they have any moral qualms about such a move. October 7 proved they have no morality altogether. And they've used war as a cover to kill Gazan men who they regard as their enemies in the past.

Hamas is not adhering to a single customary rule of war, yet the media still treats them as if their military activities and statements are consistent with how a legitimate military acts.

Sacrificing a few Gazans for propaganda purposes is certainly something Hamas would do. It is far more likely than the IDF massacring innocent people at point blank range. And it achieved the desired effect: the UN publicized the incident the exact way Hamas would have wanted.

The media and much of the world has still not accepted the idea of Hamas as monsters who happily sacrifice their own people's lives to hurt Israelis. But that is the definition of what Hamas is. Their entire war strategy is built around using Gazans as human shields, and using their deaths as a means to pressure Israel to stop fighting or to leave parts of their military assets intact. Israel is facing an enemy that is abusing its own civilians in ways never before seen in any war in history. 

Hamas dressing up as IDF and shooting Gazans dead is perfectly aligned with how Hamas acts in all other aspects of this and previous wars. And it happens to be the most logical explanation of what happened last Tuesday.

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