Hamas says: "You're a Sap, Mr. Jew"

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What part of "Hudna" does Israel Not Understand?

A politically incorrect (because of its depiction of Japanese with exaggerated Asian features, which was acceptable when we were at war with them) Popeye the Sailor cartoon depicts Popeye coming upon a Japanese fishing boat. The Japanese offer him a peace treaty and, while he is signing it, hit him with a hammer, put a stick of dynamite in his shoe, stamp on his foot, and finally offer him a bouquet with an angry lobster inside. It's funny when Japanese cartoon characters inflict slapstick violence on a very credible and gullible American cartoon character, who finally eats his spinach and takes care of business. It's not funny when Hamas breaks the tenth or twentieth (it's hard to keep track) cease fire to which it has agreed, and Israel has honored, kidnaps an Israeli soldier, and kills two more.

Hamas' perfidy was easily foreseeable, as shown by my previous article, Hudna offer? "What Would Wiśniowiecki Do?" A hudna is not peace, or even a preliminary to a permanent peace. It is a respite during which vicious Islamists who, having lost the fight they have started, can regroup, rearm, and plan more violence.

The land of non-believers currently under a truce, which is a respite between wars. A truce is bought by tribute or agreement. If the harbis break the conditions for the truce, hostilities are resumed or after ten years, which ever comes first.

Hamas does not, however, honor even the perfidious nature of a hudna. Israel has never broken a truce, but Hamas resumes its mindless violence within hours of a purported cease-fire.

Israel also needs to think very strongly about what happened to Jews, and others, during the early 1940s. How would Israel handle genuine Nazis who have called for extermination of Jews, and world domination? Israel has the right and the duty to handle Hamas in the same manner.