May 19, 2010, - 11:16 am

But When Israel Does It . . .: HAMAS Razes Palestinians’ Homes – Your Day in “Palestinian” “Statehood”

By Debbie Schlussel

When Israel dismantled a few Palestinians’ “homes” on the border of Gaza to stop terrorist attacks on its citizens, the world was outraged.  But the Israelis had a legitimate reason:  the houses were used as cover for tunnels from Rafah, the Gaza town on the border with Egypt, through which weapons, homicide bombs, and actual Islamic terrorists themselves, were being smuggled for upcoming attacks against innocent civilians.  And the Islamic world used this as a PR ploy with all the phony “outrage” that accompanies it, with each of the oil-rich gulf sheiks giving a few thousand dollars to rebuild the houses and the US taxpayer-funded UN agency UNRWA paying the bulk of the rebuilding costs for these terrorism shelters.


HAMASnik Nidal Eid & The Rubble of His HAMAS-Destroyed Home

Now, though, HAMAS is tearing down actual Palestinian homes in Gaza.  Homes where Palestinian families who support HAMAS–or used to, until now–live.  And HAMAS has no legitimate reason to seize the homes, just like I told you the group has been doing with Palestinian condominiums all over Gaza, even seizing an apartment from a woman when she was away caring for her cancer-stricken father-in-law.  It just wants the land, so it is kicking families out and razing their homes.  Yup–shocker!–HAMAS is a statist terrorist group government that literally terrorizes its own citizens.  Can’t say they don’t deserve it.  It’s kinda poetic justice.  The lack of world outrage, though, is noticeable.  When an Israeli tears down homes used to shelter terrorists, he’s a “Nazi.”  But when HAMAS terrorists tear down an actual family dwelling–actually 40 of them with many more slated for seizure and destruction–crickets chirping.

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Hamas police wielding clubs beat and pushed residents out of dozens of homes in the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Sunday before knocking the buildings down with bulldozers, residents said.

Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers said the homes were built illegally on government land. Newly homeless residents were furious over Palestinians on bulldozers razing Palestinian homes.

For years, Palestinians have criticized Israel for destroying houses. . . .  Now, Rafah residents complained, their own government, run by the Islamic militant Hamas that seized power in Gaza in July 2007, has done the same.

“They promised reform and change — instead they’ve destroyed our homes,” shouted Miasar Gan, a 54-year-old woman. Gan said she and her husband had nowhere else to go.

“I found my mattress, and that’s where I’ll be sitting,” she said, standing next to the concrete chunks — all that was left of her house.

Her neighbor, Nazira Abu Jara, 56, said policewomen wearing face veils typical of conservative Muslim women beat her with clubs until she fled her house with her husband and two children. “Neighbors help us get by with charity. We can’t afford to build again,” Abu Jara said.

Others picked through rubble to retrieve dusty clothing and mangled furniture.

Residents said between 30 and 40 homes were torn down, ranging from concrete structures to tin shacks. They did not know how many people were affected. Hamas officials did not allow reporters into the area until the demolition was over.

Residents said more demolitions in the area were expected Monday.


Nidal Eid was praised by Hamas officials as an example of anti-Zionist resistance when he managed to build a house here [Rafah, Gaza] last year. . . . But earlier this week, his house was the first to be demolished by the Hamas government, which said it had been illegally built on public land.

Bulldozers, accompanied by Hamas forces and police officers who beat residents with sticks, razed at least 25 houses, including some concrete structures here in Rafah, the southernmost city of Gaza.

“A bulldozer placed its shovel on the house and the policemen said we have 10 minutes to leave the home,” said Mr. Eid, 30, a father of nine, the youngest of whom was 15 days old when the house was destroyed. . . .

People could be seen sitting on the debris of their houses or in tents, some women burying their faces in their hands. Crowds gathered to offer comfort to relatives or just to witness the demolitions. . . .

The idea that Hamas is now destroying some of those few homes has shocked people here.


Need Your House Dismantled?: Ask HAMAS “Remodeling,” Inc.

Mimi al-Huwari, 60, is an Egyptian who lived for two years in “a room, kitchen and a toilet built with the help of the good doers” after her Palestinian husband divorced her. Now that her house has been destroyed, she said, “my family is in Egypt, and I don’t have anybody here. I have a son whose one-room home is barely enough for his six-children family.”

So far, Hamas officials are not backing down.

Even more:

The land has been owned by their families since the 1940s.

Issa Al-Sdodi, an employee of the previous Fatah-led administration, said Hamas policemen accompanied by bulldozers knocked down his three-storey house without advance notice.

“I put my savings into building it and now my family of 10 is homeless.” . . .

Hmmm . . . so the land and house has been in his family and intact the entire time that Israeli controlled Gaza. Very interesting. And yet, just after a few years of Palestinian control, HAMAS destroys it. Nice contrast.

Fatheya al-Ghezawi, 52, sat in the sand with her daughter near the rubble of her home, which had housed her family of 15.

She said she fled Gaza city last year . . . . “This time, it wasn’t the Jews. It is Islam against Islam,” Ghezawi said.

PUH-LEEZE. It’s always Islam against Islam. So sad, too bad. This was soooo predictable. They are impossible to get along with and can’t even make peace with each other. This isn’t even Sunni v. Shi’ite. It’s within HAMAS. Hilarious. And yet, so same ‘ol, same ‘ol.

HAMAS versus HAMAS supporters who put the group in power. Not sure for whom to root, but I know it’s a feud I wish could last forever and that both sides would lose.

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Gordon…who says that these “7 million” muslims are patriotic, let alone legal. Define patriotic for me please. Have you been to Dearborn, Michigan? A lot of people are unaware of this place. Visit Dearborn and tell me how patriotic the muslims there are. Do some research…ask around. Go to the Arab Festival and see how patriotic they act. I used to live in Michigan and I have been there. I now live in Ohio and the Somalian muslim population is growing and growing here. By the way, I am also a veteran who was in Iraq during the first Desert Storm. I have had bad experiences with the “peaceful religion” both over there and here. I know that the United States is a nation of immigrants and was based on religious freedom. However, if our founding fathers could see what has become of this country, I am sure that things would have been different. Would they allow religious freedom to a group who thinks that anyone who does not share their beliefs deserves death?

Angela04 on May 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm

marc steinberg. i am sorry but i dont believe you…your post reeks…nice try…i am a seasoned, accomplished bullshitter and i regret to inform you but ill give you a 2 maybe a 3 on the bull-shit-o-meter..(on a 10 scale) even an Israeli with a 60 IQ would do better than this…

hill billy on May 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Billy, you are brilliant in your comment. I wonder how people like Debbie get away with their hate posts?

    AntiZionazi on May 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Israeli with an IQ of 60? That’s an oxymoron, We start the scale at 120 and go up from there.

    mk750 on May 20, 2010 at 7:26 am

I could not have said it better hill billy…good one!

Angela04 on May 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm

azlan, are you fuckin kidding us? what precisely were you expecting us to do with this? did you happen to notice any of us on the malaysay debbie schlussel website posting in fucking yiddish? get a glove…and get in the ball game numb nuts! chag sameach!

hill billy on May 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm

With a name like TURD, one can be certain you have a face to match.

P. Aaron on May 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm

You’re back again huh? You have nothing to do than spew insults.

Its getting real old fast.

Stay classy, you piece of dreck!

NormanF on May 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm

And you Americans wonder why the rest of the world thinks that most of you are dumb, air-headed, puss brained idiots? To actually listen to the intellectually stagnating rhetoric of this fine example of a Semite (notice the dyed blond hair) would be in and out of itself vomit inducing. Move on America. You have better things to do, such as inventing a new recipe for mac and cheese.

Frisbeetarian on May 20, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Frisbeetarian on May 20, 2010 at 1:43 am

    I think it pains you to realize that Muslims have contributed nothing except violence and destruction to world civilization.

    Look at all the technology around you. Stupid barbaric Muslims invented none of it. Nearly all the technology was invented by Americans and Jews and Christians.

    But violent, irrational worshipers of the dog Mohammed are good are stealing it.

    JM on May 20, 2010 at 8:51 am

frisbeetarian i found it particularly painful reading your attempt to wow us by composing such cerebral and trenchant social commentary from afar. reading between your lines, and believe me there is room, you hate dumb americans, semites, and of course abhor the bourgeoisie, and oh yea fat soft american mac and cheese eaters.

as far as moving on, nobody here even our more left leaning non meat eating types have referred to it as a frisbee for upwards of 25 years, do they still call it that in your country? it you think poorly of us please dont come here. i recommend you visit hamas in palestine (which is Jordan)…

hill billy on May 20, 2010 at 2:17 am

Debbie Schlussel is an enemy of all peace-loving people. Her fascistic rants would make Hitler proud.

PermanentRevolution on May 20, 2010 at 8:29 am

I get a kick out of all the people who like to compare Israelis
to Nazis, the Arizona police to Nazis, or Debbie’s rants would
“make Hitler proud.” Comments like that really illustrate that
Michael Moore wasn’t far off the mark when he said Americans
are stupid. We certainly are uninformed, shallow, and spoiled.

Hey, I don’t always agree with Debbie, but I think she brings out some news that would never see the light of day from our
cowardly news media. These comparisons with the Nazis just show how little we remember about the Nazis. We also seem to
forget how much help Hitler had from the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and other Jew-hating Islamists during the war.

Daniel K on May 20, 2010 at 9:45 am

Hilter had a little nod from the Pope also, Modern terrorism started at the King David Hotel, but I guess they were “Freedom Fighters”

dr on May 20, 2010 at 11:14 am

Muslims really need to get off the hate kick to ever advance to another lever. What Debbie says is true. They are always at odds with everyone..Zionists, Christians, their own factions. What is the upside of hating everyone all the time? Time to find another way to be important for doing positive things rather than attacking them.

William Burton on May 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Frisbeetarian on May 20, 2010 at 1:43 am

I think it pains you to realize that Muslims have contributed nothing except violence and destruction to world civilization.

Look at all the technology around you. Stupid barbaric Muslims invented none of it. Nearly all the technology was invented by Americans and Jews and Christians.

But violent, irrational worshipers of the dog Mohammed are good are stealing it.

Bruce on May 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm

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