Hamas Unhappy with Germans

Terrorist rulers of Gaza think Germany and Britain should not have voiced support for Israel's right to defend itself.

Gil Ronen, | updated: 11:00

Hamas in Gaza
Hamas in Gaza
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Hamas propaganda blamed Israel for causing civilian casualties in Gaza in IAF strikes that were carried out after Hamas escalated its illegal terrorist attacks on civilian population centers.

Hamas propagandist Sami Abu Zuhri denounced Germany and Britain for their statements affirming Israel's right to defend itself. "We see the German foreign minister as complicit in the killing of children," he told reporters.
 
Germany voiced support Tuesday for Israel after a flare-up of fighting with Hamas, German news agency DPA reported.
 
"We condemn the massive missile bombardment of Israel from the Gaza Strip in the strongest terms. We demand that Hamas cease such acts of violence immediately," said Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle at a Berlin news conference.
 
"Israel has the right to protect its citizens against terrorist activities like this. A new spiral of violence must be prevented at all costs."
 
Similar words were uttered by a British diplomat. Britain's Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt said: “I condemn the barrage of mortars on southern Israel from Gaza in recent days. The indiscriminate targeting of Israeli citizens, as they celebrated the Jewish festival of Purim, is unacceptable."
 
“The firing of over 50 mortars in the space of a few hours, as well as a Grad rocket on Ashkelon that caused injury and damage, signals a further, worrying escalation in the situation at a time when international efforts are focused on getting Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table,” he said. “Hamas must halt these strikes immediately, and rein in other militant factions in Gaza."
 
Hamas is a terrorist group that openly calls for Israel's annihilation. It has carried out countless deliberate massacres of civilians and taken pride in such barbaric attacks. It holds an IDF soldier, GIlad Shalit, in captivity, and does not let the Red Cross visit him. When attacked by Israel it uses its own civilians as human shields and then accuses Israel of harming civilians. 



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