Hamas Launches Missiles into Israel

As Hamas launches a barrage of missiles into Israel while many Muslim nations have demanded that Israel halt the defensive attacks on the Palestinian aggressors as Israel fights to defend itself. The fighting between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip has grown fierce as Palestinian state-run TV has called for attacks on Israeli inhabitants.

The 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation released a statement reiterating the Palestinians decades old call for their own nation in with east Jerusalem as the capital.

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif eluded to the fact that how over the past several years there has been normalization in deals and peace between Israel and some nations in the group. As well as some of the concerns members in the group have about Hamas. These concerns helped during the Trump administration and was the impetus that brought diplomats together instead of criticizing each other.

Zarif when speaking of the recent counter-strikes on Palestinian terrorist launching pads which are always based on civilian sites such as hospitals, parks, or schools using the civilians as human shields as they launch missiles into Israel said, “The massacre of Palestinian children today follows the purported normalization.” He then went on to call Israel “criminal” saying, “This criminal and genocidal regime has once again proven that friendly gestures only aggravate its atrocities.”

In recent days angst from other Islamic nations was directed towards countries like Baharain, Morocco, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates; countries which have reached normalization deals last year to recognize Israel and foster peace under the Trump administration. With Egypt and Jordan earlier reaching peace deals that were fostered by President Trump.

All of this comes on the heels of the Trump presidency which saw very a peaceful era and no new wars in the middle east region. These past weeks as the Biden administration gets settled into their first 100 days now has seen some to the worst violence across Israel since the 2014 war in Gaza, with militants launching missiles and Israel countering in defense. As Palestinians continue to launch unprovoked attacks into Israel at least 1,230 people in Gaza strip have been wounded and at least eight people in Israel have been killed.

Zarif stated that those who voiced their support for Israel had essentially “lost their moral compass,” as he went on to accuse Israel of “genocide and crimes against humanity.” In speaking of Israelis defense of its borders and people.

Hamas, which seized power in Gaza in 2007 wouldn’t even take part in the meeting, which came before consultations at the United Nations over the crisis. Across the Arabian Peninsula, reactions to the fighting similarly has been mixed. In Qatar, home to the Al-Jazeera satellite network, hundreds turned out late Saturday night to listen to a speech by Hamas’ top leader Ismail Haniyeh. Kuwait’s parliament speaker reportedly spoke with Haniyeh on Saturday, as did Qatar’s foreign minister.

As the people like Zarif and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation take a hard-line stance against Israel or its right to defend itself; with Zarif saying, “Make no mistake: Israel only understands the language of resistance,” One thing is for sure Israel has a long road ahead when looking at its defense as well as its well-being as a nation.

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