2013-03-18

ISRAEL DID NOT CREATE HAMAS!

NOTE: This was written in 2013 after hearing Alex Jones repeating myths about Israel. I focused on one particular myth: "Israel created Hamas". Since writing this comment, I've learned more about how the State of Israel facilitates Hamas and other antisemitic Muslim organizations and their allies in Israeli Marxist (Leftist) movements. Although Israel didn't create Hamas, they (Hamas) wouldn't exist without Israel's assistance. The same is true of all organizations that work against the strategic interests of the supposed-to-be-but-not-really Jewish State.

Hamas is a Muslim Brotherhood creation
In a "scholarly" work published in The Journal of Palestine Studies Vol. 22, No. 4 (Summer, 1993), pp. 5-19 titled Hamas: A Historical and Political Background, author Ziad Abu-Amr admits that the Muslim Brotherhood created Hamas during the First Intifada "from its own ranks" ... "expressly for the purpose" of "[playing] an active role in the resistance for the first time."

It's unlikely that the Muslim Brotherhood wasn't active in "the resistance" before Hamas came on the scene. Abu-Amr wants to leave this impression, but there's too much historical information showing that, from its manifestation in 1928, the Brotherhood was involved in most of the terror and psychological operations against the nascent Jewish State.

Babnet, a pro-Islam website, provides details on Hamas in an article titled Hamas: History and present. Babnet writes: 


"According to the semi-official biography 'Truth and Resistance'...[the Muslim Brotherhood] evolved through four main stages... [constructing its operations in Gaza from 1967 to 1977 and finally] "founding Hamas as the combatant arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine and the launching of continuing jihad" [in 1987]. 

In Judea and Samaria (maliciously called "The West Bank"), Hamas applied a different strategy - infiltrating or creating "public institutions" (meaning NGOs, teachers' union, and social services). Quoting the semi-official biography cited above, Hamas' Judea and Samaria operations "[were] an integral part of the Jordanian Islamic movement" and "represented a higher socio-economic profile consisting of merchants, land owners, and middle-class professionals and officials. By the mid-1980s, the Muslim Brotherhood held a significant portion of positions in ... religious institutions."