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Swastika next to Palestinian flag in Gaza now symbol of ‘Great March of Return’

Swastika next to Palestinian flag in Gaza now symbol of ‘Great March of Return’

Netanyahu: IDF soldiers “protect us from those who pretend to speak for human rights while holding a Nazi flag”

On Friday, April 6, 2018, Hamas staged another “protest” under the banner of the Great March of Return.

We already have documented how the previous March 30 “protest” was in fact an attempt to infiltrate terrorists into Israel under cover of civilians. Almost all of the people killed on March 30 were military members of Hamas or other terror groups:

In order to conceal additional attempts, Hamas arranged for a massive burning of tires for April 6, that blanketed the area in thick black smoke.

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Of the reported 9 people killed on April 6, at least three are positively identified as terror group members (it’s likely, as before, that number will increase as more information becomes available). This brings the total number to at least 19 of the 28 people reported killed near the border fence.

[Hamas (left) and Fatah (right) military members killed at Gaza border 4-6-2018][via Ofir Genelman Twitter]


[Hamas funeral for Osama Qdeih, killed at Gaza border 4-6-2018][via Ofir Gendelman Twitter]

There also was video of attempts to cross the border by an armed terror cell on both March 30 and April 6. (There also was an attempt on April 4, not part of one of the Marches.)

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While it’s clear that the vast majority of people killed were military members of terror groups, Palestinian photo journalist Yaser Murtaja was shot and killed just 100 yards from the border, in an area covered by black smoke. The circumstances are not clear as of this writing. The Washington Post reports (emphasis added):

The Israeli military had dropped leaflets in the lead-up to the protest instructing Palestinians to stay at least 300 meters (328 yards) away from the fence and warning live ammunition would be used.

On Friday, thousands of tires were set ablaze, creating a thick black fog that protesters hoped would guard them from the Israeli snipers.

Shady al Assar, 35, who was with Murtaja just before he was shot, said they were about 100 meters from the border at Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, when he lost sight of his friend in the thick black smoke. Assar said he picked up his camera to photograph an injured person being carried toward him before realizing it was Murtaja.

Murtaja was wearing a helmet and a protective jacket when he was shot, according to multiple journalists that saw him. However, the bullet entered his side, rendering the protective plates on his front and back useless, they said.

There was an suggestion by the Israeli Defense Minister that Murtaja might have been operating a drone over Israeli soldiers, but colleagues of Murtaja told a journalist that Murtaja operated a drone the prior week on March 30, but not on April 6.

Even in light of the widespread documented use by Hamas during the Great March of Return of children, this image nonetheless is shocking:

[Image from official Fatah Facebook page available here.]

It only would take one successful breach to permit a kidnap attempt or terror attack. Hamas and others have a long history of such attempts, and have moved to the present strategy because the underground barrier Israel is building will stymie tunnel attempts. Israel also has destroyed several tunnels in recent months that stretched under the border.

It’s clear that Hamas is motivated, as its charter indicates and hits history shows, by a genocidal hatred of Jews. Crowds chanted for the return of Mohammed’s Army:

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On April 6, 2018, Hamas leader Yihya Sinwar appeared in one of the tents near the border and proclaimed that the participants would tear down the border fence and rip the hearts out of Israelis.

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That same day, Hamas or its supporters planted Palestinian flags near the border, including one that included a Swastika.

When I first saw the photo circulating, there were claims that it was a photoshop or fake.

Those claims have mostly disappeared since a video, from a different angle, was released (initially, apparently, by retired IDF spokesperson Peter Lerner]

The head of the foreign desk for the far-left Haaretz newspaper seemed upset that it turned out to be true. Not because it represented the genocidal reality of Hamas, but because it might help Israel.

There has been mostly silence from the “pro-Palestinian” side since the Swastika flag photo is backed up by video.

There also is almost complete silence from the mainstream media, which seeks to portray the “Great March of Return” as a peaceful protest.

But the image will live on as a symbol of what Hamas really seeks.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented at post-Passover festivities:

“Our country is a wonder. Today everyone sees it. It is a state which is sought after by powers and entire continents – and not only because of the wonderful mufleta, (a Moroccan pastry eaten at the Mimouna), though also because of that. We are a small nation but full of spirit, and our achievements are a source of amazement around the world. Everyone knows this and feels it when they go abroad and return to Israel and see the development, the roads, the enormous successes.

“This does not mean that there are no challenges facing us, we see them right before us today. And first of all, I salute the IDF soldiers who guard us day and night. They protect us from those who pretend to speak for human rights while holding a Nazi flag. This is the bare and unadulterated truth. They talk about human rights, but in fact they want to trample the Jewish state. We will not give in to them, we will stand firm. We will keep our land, we will continue to build it together with all the tribes of Israel and all the citizens of Israel gathered around this table and around so many other tables.


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The flag described is totally appropriate in its design. Since its inception 1,400 years ago, the ideology of “Submission” has represented the quintessence of German National Socialism — supremacism, totalitarianism, rabid anti-Semitism, belligerence against all who reject Islamic orthodoxies — before National Socialism even existed. There is a reason that Hitler held enthusiastic conversations with Haj Amin al-Husseini, “Grand Mufti of Jerusalem” — two fanatics, united in hate, each empowered by their respective supremacist ideologies to attack and to vilify the “other.” The distinction is that Islam is even more dangerous than National Socialism, as it claims allegedly Divine authority behind its hate-filled, supremacist credos, and, it transcends national borders, having availed itself of sundry conquests, atrocities and genocides over the centuries to win new followers at the point of a sword-tip, such that 1.5 billion people now follow this brand of totalitarianism.

Also, the “Palestinians” (Arabs) are so thoroughly enmeshed in their own embittered, Islam-inflicted (i.e., self-inflicted) miseries and pathologies, are so incapable of mounting effective terrorist attacks against Israelis, that they have to find solace in the atrocities of German National Socialists from almost ninety years ago. If that’s not the mark of a totally morally bankrupt culture, I don’t know what is.

All of this makes continuing Leftist/Dumb-o-crat whitewashing, rationalizing and parsing of Islam’s intrinsic supremacist tenor and its attendant belligerence completely contemptible and indefensible.

Blaise MacLean | April 8, 2018 at 1:26 pm

When I saw this picture yesterday something occurred to me that I can’t get out of my head. It might be crude but I wish to express it.

We know that tire fires are dangerous. Synthetic tires are made of chemicals and when they burn toxins are released. This is why special provisions are made for tire disposal and when fires occur in tire dumps they are treated as environmental hazards and emergencies. Firefighters need to wear special equipment.

And so, on Friday, black clouds of these chemical toxins were directed at Israel, the home of the Jewish people. These poisons were set off near civilian neighborhoods.

Under a Swastika flag.

Maybe I am the only one, but I had WWII deja vu. Once again Nazis, in their modern Hamas incarnation, were trying to gas Jews.

Some may say the smoke was designed to blind IDF snipers, or to provide cover for terrorist infiltrators. Whatever. But what I cannot escape thinking was that Jews were again being gassed. And whether that was a bug or a feature of their tactic I am certain that Hamas would have no problem with that.

But, in my opinion, it gets worse.

The British, Europeans and all the West is rightly outraged at Russia’s deployment of chemical agents in Salisbury. Retaliation is ongoing.

The world is rightly outraged at Russia’s protection of Syria from investigation of their use of chemicals against their population.

The world calls for action against Syria and their Russian enablers (and maybe helpers) for yesterday’s gas attack on civilian areas.

Yet when, two days ago, Israel defended itself against chemical attacks, it was vilified. I am left with the feeling that many on the left are horrified not by chemical gas attacks against Jews, but that this time they are able to defend themselves.

Some may consider this harsh, or too broad a brush. But I see the Swastika, and it is what I end up thinking.

    stevewhitemd in reply to Blaise MacLean. | April 8, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Excellent comment, Blaise.

    What do Islam, National Socialism, Bolshevik Socialism, Maoism, and Progressivism all have in common?

    The desire to control others, and to control everything about them. The words may differ, there may be subtle differences in belief, but the underlying desire is the same.

    Tom Servo in reply to Blaise MacLean. | April 8, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    The great irony of the idiocy Hamas pulled with these tires is that most of the smoke blew back into Gaza, and the people who were the most affected were those who were standing close to the burning tires – that being the Palestinians. So, in trying to gas the jews, they only succeeded in gassing themselves.

      Shane in reply to Tom Servo. | April 8, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      Doesn’t it always happen that way. If I am poor I want to soak the rich and I enthusiastically support policies that fuel my hate, but look at the policies and who do they really hurt? Again, and again repeating itself in a million permutations.

      mrzee in reply to Tom Servo. | April 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm

      Of course any palestinians who get sick will be treated in Israeli hospitals at the Israeli taxpayer’s expense.

    “Synthetic tires are made of chemicals and when they burn toxins are released.”

    EVERYTHING is made of chemicals. Natural rubber is pretty much the same.

    The reason smoke is toxic is the lack of oxygen and low temperature. Tires mixed with coal burn cleaner in power plants.

And when you try and share it with a progressive, they tell you you’re obsessing. Go figure.

The Ha’aretz comment was quite revealing of the mentality.

As for Harris-Gershon, claims one thing, does another. And intolerant to criticism. Not a good actor. Cynical virtue signaller pushing narratives that cause antisemitism.

    DaveGinOly in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | April 8, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I’m not sure the Ha’aretz comment is being accurately interpreted. Although I am generally of the opinion that liberals lack a sense of irony, in this instance it’s possible the the comment was meant to mock the Palestinians for shooting themselves in the foot, optics-wise. The irony being that in a protest against the Jews’ “evil and hate,” they (the Palestinians) revealed (literally) their true colors and the actual source of the evil and hate that infests the Middle East.

stevewhitemd | April 8, 2018 at 1:58 pm

A point: what did Hamas expect to accomplish?

Did they seriously think they were going to break through the first layer of IDF security and get into Israel’s interior?

Did they seriously think they were going to march to Jerusalem?

The rubes and cannon-fodder can think what they wish, but do Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook and Khaled Mashal, leaders of the largest Hamas factions, seriously think this?

Of course they don’t. So this begs the question, why did Hamas stage these demonstrations and attempt to infiltrate the border?

Israel has had 13 years since it withdrew from Gaza to complete a proper above ground wall to replace the flimsy fence. Only recently has Israel begun building an above ground / below ground barrier to protect against infiltrators. If Israel had started much earlier the present problem along the Gaza border would’ve been substantially alleviated.

    4th armored div in reply to Guahan. | April 8, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    true, in general, but where there’s a will there is a way –
    with the help of iran and like minded turds in the (D) deep state like state dept and nsa …..

(((Boogs))) | April 8, 2018 at 4:18 pm

In some mysterious process I still don’t understand, the Age of Trump has forced all sorts of self-reveals across the neosocialist/ idenitity sprectrum. Note that this is not a West Bank operation. The fact that it isn’t highlights the non-existence of any “Palestine”. The PA and Hamas hate each other almost as much as they hate Jews. Palestine has no state legitimacy. To pretend that it does is to welcome just one more failed state in a region already full of them.

“While it’s clear that the vast majority of people killed were military members of terror groups, Palestinian photo journalist Yaser Murtaja was shot and killed just 100 yards from the border”

Surely professional propagandists are as much members of terror groups as soldiers.

Sand Nazis, cousins to the space Nazis!

A Nazi flag flying above a Palestinian “human rights” protest is hardly surprising. Only question is whether it was Jewish Voice for Peace, LInda Sasour or Code Pink who supplied it….