Hamas’s Iranian Guardian
The Media Line / Rachelle Kliger
16-Jan-2009 (2 comments)

That the Iranian government chose to stand vehemently by the side of the ousted Hamas government in Gaza is not surprising, but the close relationship between Hamas and Tehran is not something to be taken for granted. While Hamas is a Sunni organization inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran is non-Arab and Shi’ite. The sectarian divide is not something to be taken lightly in a region where religious differences and fervency of faith run deep.However, this did not stop some 70,000 Iranians from registering to participate in “martyrdom operations” against Israeli troops in Gaza drawn up by the paramilitary Basij movement.

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What about us ? as "spectators"?

by aaj sr (not verified) on

Those who come to Gaza/Israel boarders are the same kind of people who participate in stoning the SO CALLED convicted adulterers. These are the same kind of people who come with entire family including small children to watch the SO CALLED convicted, hanged on the main street, be it by cranes or other means of hanging. These are the same type of people who stay silent, and silently passing by, and do nothing to those thugs who kick our sisters, our mothers on the streets of our own country because a few strand of their hair are out of their scarves, or wearing boots, instead of shoes, or their long jackets are other colors than black or brown. Shame to all of them and on those who are not exposing IRI's atrocities as much as exposing others.


Israel’s newest spectator sport.

by capt_ayhab on

I guess watching TV is getting boring for Israelis. They want to see the REAL BLOOD of children.


Israeli Sightseers Flock to Border to Watch Gaza Killings

Picnicking on Hill Overlooking Gaza, Israelis Engage in World's Creepiest Spectator Sport

Posted January 12, 2009

Parash Hill, a nature reserve in southern Israel, is a great spot
for a picnic. With lush green fields and a view all the way to the
Mediterranean, it is a serene and picturesque place where residents of
Sderot come to quietly enjoy nature. But in a nation obsessed with the
glories of its latest military adventure, Parash Hill is now a place
for Israelis to gather and watch the death unfold.

They come with binoculars. They bring their families and take
pictures. They rationalize away the deaths of hundreds of children by
reasoning that “when they grow up they’ll also probably be terrorists.”
Its like the fourth of July, only instead of watching fireworks and
listening to crappy instrumental music on the radio they watch with
barely restrained jubilation as their neighbors are killed under a
heavy military bombardment and ground forces continue to pour deeper
into the Gaza Strip.

The obsession with watching the violence unfold in the Gaza Strip
is creeping-out even some of their fellow Israelis, who have dubbed the
site “The Hill of Shame” and watch disapprovingly as others participate
in Israel’s newest spectator sport.


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