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Friday, September 17, 2010

Hamas' real motivations

Contrary to what the western media is telling you, Hamas has not stepped up the rocket and other terror attacks because they're trying to stop a nascent 'peace process' between Israel and the 'Palestinians.' Evelyn Gordon has their motivation down pat (Hat Tip: The Corner).
So what really motivates Hamas? It’s no secret; Hamas officials proclaim it repeatedly: their goal is Israel’s eradication, and their method is armed struggle. Therefore, they will attack whenever and wherever it’s feasible.

Viewed through this prism, the pattern of Hamas’s terror activity is easily explained: terror escalates whenever Hamas officials think they can get away with it and de-escalates when the danger of a devastating Israeli response becomes too great.
Read the whole thing - she's got it all explained.


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