Violence and unrest has once again exploded in the Middle East between the Jewish state and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip in southwestern Israel. So far, seven Israelis and 84 Palestinians have been killed as Palestinian rockets and Israeli military strikes rock the small and fragile country.
At this point, there is no end in sight.
This most recent clash, which has included a barrage of rockets fired from the Palestinian and Hamas controlled Gaza Strip into civilian sections of Israel, started in April after Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Mahmoud Abbas cancelled elections in the territory. According to reports, it was likely that Abbas and the PLO would lose.
As explained by The Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro, who is a practicing Jew and has friends in the country, Abbas blamed Israel and the Jews for its cancellation and started increasing the violence and the rhetoric. This led Hamas, a terrorist group in the Gaza Strip that was poised to defeat Abbas, engaging with the PLO in essentially a violent tit for tat.
“Because the way that you garner support is to show that you hate the Jews even more than the guy next to you,” Shapiro said on his daily broadcast. From The Daily Citizen.