Monday, January 19, 2009

Hamas Prime Minister declares "victory"

From Haaretz.

"The enemy has failed to achieve its goals," Ismail Haniyeh, the top Hamas leader in the territory, said in a speech broadcast on Hamas television.

Though he called the war, in which more than 1,300 Gazans and 13 Israelis died, a "popular victory" for Palestinians, Haniyeh said Hamas's decision to declare a truce on Sunday was "wis
e and responsible".

Wise indeed if you don't want to be pounded into dust. Hamas' self-destructive Jihad has also cost the economy of Gaza an estimated $1.6 billion.

This reminds me of the "victory" that Hassan Nasrallah declared after the 2006 Lebanon War. The victory that cost his terrorist army 600 fighters and cost the Lebanese people an additional 1,200 civilians and billions in economic destruction.

Hezbollah's "victory" was killing 121 Israelis. Hamas' "victory" was killing 13 Israelis. Regardless of how many of their children die it is an acceptable loss. After all they've told us directly that "they love death as we love life."

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