TAKE ACTION: The Myth of Gaza’s Innocent Civilians

74% of Gazans and 83% in the West Bank Strongly Support the Oct 7th Sabbath Massacre!

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Poll Shows the Vast Majority of “Palestinians” Supported the Oct. 7 Massacres.

Daniel Greenfield | JNS | November 23, 2023

Ever since Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists, along with ordinary Arab Muslims from Gaza, invaded Israel, murdered, raped, and kidnapped women and children, the debate has been about how innocent they are. And how easy Israel should be willing to go on them.

In the weeks since, Israel has been lectured about a “disproportionate” response and the urgent need to avoid civilian casualties. That’s a little tricky when fighting an Islamic terrorist group whose only real defensive strategy is hiding behind civilians. Fighting Islamic terrorists without killing civilians is like trying to invade Russia while avoiding cold weather. It’s impossible.

Ninety-eight percent of the Arab Muslim settlers in the West Bank hate America, as do 96.8% of those in Gaza. Next week we launch a call to stop all taxpayer foreign aid! Read on for SHOCKING statistics.

But ever since the Bush administration decided that the real problem in Afghanistan and Iraq was not a cult and a culture of death, but a lack of democracy, our elites have been busy pretending that over a thousand years of terror was due to a lack of free and fair elections.

The Bush administration got its elections in the West Bank and Gaza. And Hamas won. Then Obama got his elections in Egypt and across North Africa, and the Muslim Brotherhood, the parent organization of Hamas and Al Qaeda, won. We’re still dealing with the fallout from that.

“Democracy” handed over Iraq and Gaza to Iran. And as a result ISIS emerged.

As Hamas uses ICU patients and babies in NICUs as human shields for its bases, what do the “ordinary Palestinians,” the ones liberals are convinced are innocent parties in all this, think?

recent poll of Arab Muslim residents of the West Bank and Gaza, known as “Palestinians” circa 1967, conducted by the Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD) asked them.

Seventy-four percent supported the Hamas atrocities of Oct 7. Of these 59% “extremely” support them and another 15% only “somewhat.” Only 7% were “extremely against” and 5% somewhat against.

That’s 74% in favor of murdering, raping and kidnapping Jews and only 12% against.

Only 7% were “extremely” against murdering and abducting children.

Is this a moral or a tactical objection? Let’s look at the breakdown by region.

Eighty-three percent of those in the West Bank, ruled by the Palestinian Authority, said that they supported the Hamas atrocities. Only 7% were opposed. In Gaza, there was notably less enthusiasm at 63%. But after weeks of bombings and raids, only 20% seem to have decided it was a bad idea.

Why were only 7% of those in the West Bank, but 20% of those in Gaza opposed?

Do those extra 13% of Gazans reflect a people (slightly) more likely to value human life or terrorist supporters who, like their comrades in the West Bank, like it better when someone else is doing the fighting? If the attack had come from the West Bank, would 83% (instead of just 63%) of those in Gaza be enthusiastic about the massacre and beheading of Israelis?

The survey asked a few more questions that got to the heart of it.

A majority believed that the Hamas atrocities were an Islamic response to the “defilement of Al Aqsa” by allowing Jews to set foot on the former site of the Jewish Temple.

Ninety-eight percent of respondents in Gaza and the West Bank said that they felt “pride” as “Palestinians” over the war.

Seventy-four percent expect the fighting to end with the defeat of Israeli forces in Gaza.

Only 17% support a two-state solution while 77.7% want to destroy Israel and replace it with a “Palestinian” state.

Are there innocent civilians in Gaza? Probably a lot fewer than in Berlin or Tokyo in 1944.

The Germans supported Hitler and the Japanese backed the Imperial war machine. Those dissidents and opponents who disagreed not just on tactical grounds, but on moral ones, were a small minority. They’re a far tinier minority among the so-called Palestinians.

The “Palestinian” majority wants a war to destroy Israel fought by Islamic terrorists.

They’re not complaining and crying for a ceasefire because they don’t want a war, but because they’re losing the war that they wanted. They still want the war, they just want to be winning it.

When you spend all of your time dreaming of invading and destroying another country, you may be a civilian, but you’re no more innocent than your average Nazi Party member.

Currently, Hamas is a good deal more popular in the West Bank (88% approval rating) than it is in Gaza (59% approval rating). The Al Aqsa Brigade, the military part of Hamas, scores big in the West Bank (86% approval) and (69%) in Gaza. Those are numbers Biden would kill for.

And don’t mistake even the nearly 9 out of 10 in the West Bank and 7 out of 10 in Gaza as a lack of enthusiasm for Islamic terrorism.

The Al Qassam Brigades, the direct terror arm of Hamas, is at 95% approval in the West Bank and 78% in Gaza.

Islamic Jihad scores 93% in the West Bank and 72% in Gaza.

The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade is at 88% in the West Bank and at 70% in Gaza.

But let’s go back to democracy. Who do they want running the place?

Seventy-five percent of those in the West Bank and 68% of those in Gaza want a national unity government of the various Islamic terrorist groups that would naturally include Hamas.

Isn’t democracy a beautiful thing? The “Palestinian” people want to be ruled by terrorists. They want war. And then they cry to the cameras when the war they demanded actually happens.

That’s what “Palestinians” want and who they like. Who don’t they like? Everyone.

Ninety-eight percent of the Arab Muslim settlers in the West Bank hate America, as do 96.8% of those in Gaza. That’s still better than the United Kingdom, which is hated by 100% of Arab Muslim colonists in the West Bank and Gaza. They actually hate America and the United Kingdom more than Israel, which is only at 97.3%.

But don’t feel too bad, Americans, Israelis and Brits, because they hate everyone.

Not a single country, and that includes Iran, gets even a 5% “very positive” rating. Sixty-three percent don’t like Iran, 27% like it and only 4% really like it, even though it bled itself dry financing their terrorism.

Sixty-four percent don’t like Turkey even though Erdogan, its Islamic dictator, pulled out all the stops for them.

Eighty-five percent don’t like Egypt, 86% don’t like Jordan, 95% don’t like Saudi Arabia and 95% don’t like the United Arab Emirates, even though these are the fellow Arab Muslim countries that provide aid to them.

Proving that ingratitude is the one consistent “Palestinian” characteristic: 92% don’t like the European Union, 88% don’t like the United Nations and 69% manage to be against the Red Cross.

Russia, which created the entire “Palestinian” cause and continues to back them, gets some of the best numbers. Only 57% don’t like Russia; 60% don’t like China.

Even more ungratefully, 85% don’t like Western media.

The “Palestinians” have their own dedicated U.N. agency (UNRWA) and have billions of dollars lavished on them. Their needs are taken care of by the people they hate—America, Israel, Egypt and the UAE, not to mention the United Nations and the Red Cross, whom they repay by hating them.

If you give them free food, they will really hate you. If you give them free rockets, they will hate you a little less. The only things they want to do are kill people and then kill some more.

This isn’t a culture or a country: it’s a xenophobic death cult that hates the entire world.

You don’t want them as neighbors or as refugees. Israel is stuck with them. The rest of the world doesn’t have to be. Stop giving them money, stop listening to their propaganda, and stop caring.

Our faith in democracy convinced us to waste blood trying to bring democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan. And then we handed Afghanistan to the Taliban on the understanding that they’d run for public office. The State Department is still asking the Taliban to open up elections.
What’s behind this insanity? We refuse to come to terms with the fact that some people are bad. No matter what horrors they commit, we’re certain that it’s only a “tiny minority of extremists” who have “misunderstood Islam” and are surely not representative of the vast majority of peace-loving people who want the same things we want and just haven’t been given the opportunity.

The troubling question they don’t like to think about is what if none of that is actually true?

In the Book of Genesis, Abraham pleads with God to spare Sodom. The Lord agrees if some righteous people can be found in the infamous city. The patriarch bargains with God for increasingly smaller numbers of righteous people until it turns out there is only one. And he has to run for his life before Sodom is destroyed. Modern people are uncomfortable with the story.

We don’t really believe in evil. Even when we come face to face with it we make excuses for it. And evil is then able to manipulate us, to play on our sympathies when it has none for us.

You see, there is one piece of good news from that poll.

Ninety percent of “Palestinians” would like a ceasefire in the war that 77.7% of them would like to see conclude with the destruction of Israel.

How stupid would anyone have to be to give it to them?

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9 replies
  1. Jeff
    Jeff says:

    Nothing Palestinians can credibly be accused of remotely compares to the extremism, or the campaign of war crimes, terrorism, land theft, and ethnic cleansing on which the zionist regime was founded. When you were a commissioned officer, it was your duty to know that the founding principles of the zionist colony, i.e., terrorist expulsions of occupied populations, the expropriation of the businesses and properties of refugees, the zionist “no entry” policy towards victims they forcibly expelled, and squatter settlements on occupied territory are all defined as war crimes under the 4th Geneva Convention. When you became an officer, you swore an oath to uphold and defend our laws and Constitution. Inasmuch as the US ratified the Conventions, they are the supreme law of the United States.

    You told Kevin Barrett you were a Catholic. Were you aware at any time that Pope Pius XII, advocated for Arab victims of zionist terrorism and ethnic cleansing? You should read Pius XII’s 1948 Encyclical, “In multiplicibus curis” (“Prayers for peace in Palestine”)

    The Popes, the Holy See Mission to the UN, and the Latin Rite Patriarchate of Jerusalem, have consistently advocated for a resolution to the disputed status of Palestine according to the Geneva Conventions, which the uber entitled zionist regime you are so fond of presumes it is exempt from, while the Western world collaborates with this 76 year long and ongoing mockery of international law.

    Pius XII, Encyclical, “In multiplicibus curis” (“Prayers for peace in Palestine”)

    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:

      There is no such thing as Palestinians.

      This is a myth created by the KGB and Yasser Arafat.

      There has never been a Palestine. It’s a myth. The land has always been known as Judea. In 1948 it became the state of Israel.

      Judea has always been the land of the Jews.

      • Jeff
        Jeff says:

        After Assyrians’ conquered the northern Kingdom in the 7th century, BC, there ceased to be any political entity known as “Israel.” Thereafter, until 1948, “Israel” was merely the Jews’ traditional name for the country.

        After Romans defeated Jewish rebels in the 2nd century and banished Jews from the country, there also ceased to any political entity called “Judaea”/ “Judah.”

        From the mid 2nd century, until 1948, the land was known either by Latin, Greek, or Arabic equivalents of “Palestine,” and and as “Palestine” under the British. From the 2nd century until 1948, 1,800 years, under Romans, Christian Byzantines, Arabs, Mamelukes, Turks, and the British, which is 814 years longer than what objective historical evidence exists for a Jewish period on the land (~850 BC to 136 AD =986).

        The Arab period spanned from 638-1917. Even if we deduct 192 years of Crusader rule in Jerusalem (1099-1291), two Arab periods span 1,089 years (1281-192), which is 103 years longer that what historical evidence exists for a Jewish period in the Holy Land ~850 BC to 136 AD.

        • Dr. Rich Swier
          Dr. Rich Swier says:

          In 133 AD the Romans overcame the last of the rebellions to retake Judea from them. In 134 AD the Romans decided to go to the Old Testament Exodus 13:17 and renamed their now conquered land after the Philistines, the historical enemies of the Jews. The Philistines no longer exit.

          It was the former Soviet Union that understood the the Jews and Israel were the underdogs. Having defeated the Arab armies multiple times. It was the KGB that came up with a “new” underdog the palestinians. It was all a myth created as propaganda.

          • Jeff
            Jeff says:

            During the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Mameluke, Turkish, and British periods, a citizen or resident of Provincial / Mandatory Palestine could be an ethnic Samaritan, Jewish, Arab, Lebanese, or Greek, while simultaneously being a Palestinian.

            Just as a person can simultaneously be an American, and a Pennsylvanian.

            The notion that Soviets invented this terminology 1,850 years ago is too incredible to merit any more serious consideration.

            Mandates under the League of Nations were officially presented as avenues to statehood, in spite of the ways they regularly became occasions of imperialist abuses. Especially in Syria under the French, and Iraq and Palestine under the British. By approving the Mandate, the League was officially declaring a legal avenue to statehood for Palestinian Arabs. Notwithstanding the UK’s notorious abuses, like the autocratic policy of mass immigration of Czech, Polish, and German Jews, and the repressive, authoritarian British regime over the Arabs. Really a Shyster Mandate.

          • Dr. Rich Swier
            Dr. Rich Swier says:

            The land has always been know as Judea. There is on such thing as a Palestinian state, country, province or neighborhood.

            There has never been a Palestinian people.

            There was the Philistines were a non-Semitic people of Aegean origin who settled on the southern coast of Judea in the 12th century BCE. That people are extinct.

            There is a place called Gaza that the Israeli government under Ariel Sharon in a trade of land for peace.

            How’s that deal working out for the Israeli people????

      • Jeff
        Jeff says:

        Your semantic evasions neither justify the war crimes of Zionists, nor your contemptuous shyster treatment of laws of war that you, as a commissioned Army officer, were obliged to know, and which you swore an oath to uphold and defend. And the same goes for your contempt for the consistent position of the Popes and Catholic hierarchy for 76 years.

  2. Jeff
    Jeff says:

    RE: “Judea has always been the land of the Jews”

    Canaan was not always the country of the Israelites. And even in the Scripture, there is no unconditional right to possess the land, such as you attempt to argue. After he healed the cripple in the Temple, Peter invoked Deut. 18:15-18 in his teaching to the Jews gathered there:

    “Moses said, `The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet from your brethren as he raised me up. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you. And it shall be that every soul that does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.‘”
    —Ac 3:22-23

    Sounds reminiscent of the overwhelmingly atheistic, or, at best agnostic majority among the founders of the zionist colony.

    In Deut. 1-68 Moses prophesied in detail concerning how God would punish unfaithfulness with dispossession and exile.


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