• The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement in Gaza City (June 30, 2023) | Photo: Atia Mohammed/Flash90

Hamas means violence

Roger van Oordt - 12 December 2023

Genesis 6:11 says of the time before the flood: “Now the earth was depraved before God, and the earth was full of violence [hamas]”. The Hebrew word ‘hamas’ means ‘violence’. At that time the Lord repented that He had made man on the earth, which had become a place full of violence, full of hamas. Our Saviour compares that time with the time before His Coming. It will be similar to the days of Noah.

Today, the hordes are again walking the streets of Europe to voice their hamas, violence. Just as in the 1930s, the Hitler Youth and the SS could indulge their slogans and hatred of Jews undisturbed in parades of violence and destruction, so now Israel is accused of genocide, and Jews are intimidated.

The slogans “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” and “death to the Jews” resound through the streets of Europe.

In 2005, Israel withdrew from Gaza. Eight thousand Jews had to leave their communities. They had made parts of Gaza fertile. All of this was destroyed by the Gazans and turned into rocket- launching bases. An area that could have become the Hong Kong of the Middle East has degenerated into an area of Hamas, violence.

Children as young as four who were taught at Hamas and Islamic Jihad summer camps that the only value in life is to kill as many Jews as possible. For Hamas, lives do not count. Only destruction is the goal.

The head of the snake is in Tehran— the tail is in Gaza and Lebanon. Human lives do not count in Iran, either. Cruelty and brutality is the trump card of the Middle East.

God has given Israel grace to face even ‘innocent’ enemies with caution in order to spare the lives of innocent women and children who Hamas use as shields. Israel does not need the world’s encouragement of moderation. The Israel Defence Force uses the utmost caution to avoid civilian deaths.

But the horrific evil called Hamas must be destroyed to enable a new future for Gazans. Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel in the last century, said: “Until the Arabs love their children more than they hate us, there will be no peace”.

The Arab world has chosen Hamas. The God of Israel will have mercy on His land and people.


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