Friday, November 16, 2012

Hamas launches a completely irresponsible missile strike on Jerusalem

This is plain crazy - according to various reports Hamas has shot missiles at the city of Jerusalem.  According to the BBC  "militants said they wanted to hit the Israeli parliament".  The missiles missed their targets and landed on the south side of the city without causing any damage.

What Hamas did today is sheer lunacy, there is no other way of putting it.  Shooting missiles which are so inaccurate at a city which contains not only what Jews think of as the "wailing wall", but also the al-Aqsa mosque, the Dome of the Rock and the Holy Sepulchre is absolutely irresponsible.  Just imagine what would have happened if any of these buildings had been hit!

Keep in mind that the distance between, say, the Knesset building and the Dome of the Rock is less than 3km:

It is impossible to fire an extended range but not accurate rocket like the Qassam M75/76 at the Knesset without a very real probability of hitting the Old City of Jerusalem and the sacred buildings it contains.

What Hamas just did is absolutely irresponsible and cannot be justified by any excuse, not even the savage brutality of the Israelis.  Finally, Hamas just gave the Israelis the perfect excuse to intervene and "disarm Hamas".

If "political Darwin Awards" were given out - Hamas most certainly would deserve one.

The Saker