From Day 1 of the conflict in Gaza it was clear to us all Hamas is interested in a victory picture such as an Israeli solider held by them.
The latest news from Gaza are that 2 hours after the US brokered humanitarian ceasefire started, Hamas violated it by sending a group of terrorists through a tunnel near the southern border city of Rafah, and have a suicide bomber explode on the Israeli soldiers. The chaos allowed the kidnapping of an Israeli officer.
More than 5 requests the world made for a humanitarian ceasefire mostly led by US President Barack Obama, UN secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the EU were honored by Israel and violated by Hamas.
That which is being logical to the western mindset as humane and peaceful is perceived by Hamas as weakness and fearfulness.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to buy some time for the sake of completing the mission of the tunnel destruction. Our defense minister called it yesterday – “recharge our legitimacy batteries”.
However, every time Israel sounded it’s voice of willingness to stop the fire, the other side felt stronger and stronger thus seemed to prolong the conflict. In other words – the talking about a ceasefire was the fuel Hamas needed to extend the fighting and come to an end where it is still in power, thus – it has won.
Psalm 120:6-7 – “…My soul has dwelt too long With one who hates peace; I am for peace;But when I speak, they are for war…”
Hamas military commander, Mohammed Deif, was recorded the other day saying in Arabic to his people: “We are different from our enemy by the fact that we are longing to die and not afraid to”.
The battle in Gaza is between the forces of evil and darkness and the people off God.
Ephesians 6:12:”…For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places…”
Amir Tsarfati is the founder and president of Behold Israel, a news site to correct the scarcity in trustworthy reportage on issues and events impacting Israel, and to resolve the uncertainty about who or what to believe.