Weekly Commentary: Hamas Cannot Be Moderated By
Economic Improvement -
By: Dr. Aaron Lerner
Outlet: Independent Media Review Analysis
Date: August 22, 2019
A key goal of Hamas is to destroy Israel.
This is reflected by the fact that the Hamas regimes has
to devote its resources on "guns" rather than
They give priority to building attack tunnels over building
And their massive engagement in weapons production serves
restrictions on the supply of dual use material.
Any politician suggesting that programs to improve the
economic situation in
Gaza will change this is either clueless or cynical.
Because while Hamas does indeed want to destroy the Jewish
State it has
It could very well be that the implementation of projects
and policies which
facilitate the acceleration of Hamas' preparation for war
The same kind of quiet these same politicians typically
brag about when they
talk about Lebanon. Yes, Lebanon. Home to over
a hundred thousand
missiles - which are now being upgraded - all thanks to the
To be clear, this is not to say that we shouldn't seek ways
to improve the
situation in the Gaza Strip.
Just that we must not deceive ourselves that such a
address the threat that Hamas represents.