Israel’s Attempt to Liken Hamas to ISIS: A Justification for Destruction of Palestinians and Bloodshed in Gaza Strip
Israel Accused of Likening Hamas to ISIS in Order to Justify Actions in Gaza
A Palestinian leader with left-wing ideology has accused Israel of attempting to compare Hamas to the terrorist organization ISIS. The leader argues that this tactic is used by Israel to justify its destructive actions against the Palestinian people and the consequent bloodshed in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas’ Fight Against ISIS
Talal Abu Zarifa, the leader of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, states that any claims equating the Palestinian resistance with ISIS are unfounded. He highlights that Hamas has actively engaged in armed confrontations with ISIS in the Gaza Strip, successfully eliminating them over the past few years.
Palestinian Resistance Against Occupation
The leftist Palestinian leader emphasizes that Hamas’ actions are part of the larger resistance movement against the Israeli occupation. He argues that international legitimacy resolutions guarantee the Palestinian people’s right to resist an occupying force that seizes their land and violates their sanctities. Palestinian factions operate within a national framework and coordinate their actions against the occupation through an operations room.
Israel’s Violation of International Laws
In contrast, Abu Zarifa condemns Israel for committing massacres and waging a genocidal war in the Gaza Strip in clear violation of international and humanitarian laws.
Israeli Response and Widespread Destruction
Since the escalation of the conflict on October 7, Israeli officials have frequently described Hamas as “neo-Nazis,” “ISIS,” and “Al-Qaeda.” In response to Hamas’ surprise attack, Israel launched a massive bombing campaign that resulted in significant destruction in the area.
Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
The conflict has caused the deaths of nearly 8,000 people, including 6,546 Palestinians and at least 1,400 Israelis. The population of Gaza, consisting of 2.3 million people, continues to suffer from severe shortages of food, water, medicine, and fuel. Despite limited aid convoys, the assistance provided falls far short of meeting the region’s needs.