Hamas rockets have been raining down on Israel for some time now, often targeted at Israeli civilians in violation of international law. Now, some in Congress want to do something about it. Almost 100 House lawmakers will petition the UN to call the arsenal “an impenetrable barrier to regional peace” and call for its removal.
Hamas is an Islamic fundamentalist organization that has been designated as a terrorist organization by the US, the UK, and the United Kingdom. It has a virulently Anti-Semitic charter. In 2008, Hamas cleric Muhsen Abu ‘Ita declared that “The annihilation of the Jews here in Palestine is one of the most splendid blessings for Palestine.”
A bipartisan coalition of US lawmakers, along with ten Jewish organizations, wrote in the letter to the UN:
“We, the elected representatives of the American people, call on the United Nations to formally recognize Gaza’s rockets as an impenetrable barrier to regional peace, and to make their immediate removal a top priority.”
They go on to write:
Doing so will bring much needed stability to a region that has been plagued by terror and suffering for too long and is imperative to any effort to bring a lasting peace to the people of Israel and Gaza.
Hamas now uses sophisticated Iranian-made rockets, which means that “Hamas can now reach virtually every major population center in Israel, with deadly effect,” according to the lawmakers.
Is now the time for lawmakers to call out Hamas for its rocket attacks? Or should Hamas be able to retain its rocket arsenal?
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom