The World is Naive About Hamas

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readMay 14, 2021

Hamas-apologists are being bamboozled by terrorist propaganda, hoodwinked into confusing human rights with warmongering and terrorism.

Palestine solidarity protester with Palestinian flag and “Free Palestine” placard opposite Downing Street, London on 5 June 2018. (photo: Alisdare Hickson)

Around the world, and especially in the U.S., are people who just don’t understand that Hamas is a terrorist organization.

From the streets of New York City- where Jewish citizens were physically assaulted and verbally abused by people marching in solidarity with Palestine; to the hills of Silicone Valley, where tech execs refuse to treat a terrorist organization promulgating violence against Jews with the same fervency with which they dealt with Donald Trump; to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, and The Squad; Hamas-apologists have been out in full force since the terrorist organization launched a rocket attack against Israel on Monday.

Hamas-apologists have a great deal to say about Israel’s response to the unprovoked attack; less so about the irrefutable fact that Hamas attacked first, and Israel is merely defending itself.

That as many as eight Palestinian families may be in the process of being evicted from their homes is indeed very sad. But, even if true and with no mitigating circumstances, that does not justify launching a deadly rocket attack against an innocent civilian population.

If Israel objected to a certain country’s treatment of Jewish people, would that give Israelis the right to launch a military attack against civilians in that country? No.

But, Hamas-apologists are quick to point out, before cloaking the anti-Semitic sentiment behind an opposition to Zionism: “Jews have no business in Israel, anyway; the government of Israel is illegitimate, an occupying force.”

So that gives Hamas the right to launch a military attack, a barrage of deadly rockets, against a populated civilian area full of innocent men, women and children?

Keep in mind, intentional military attacks against civilians are outlawed by the Geneva Convention.

According to President Joe Biden, and Israel’s allies around the world flying Israeli flags in solidarity, Israel has the right to defend itself.

Hamas-sympathizers don’t agree: Hamas is outgunned, they argue, and that isn’t fair; the Palestinian people are…