As The Daily Wire has reported, Israel this past weekend faced a relentless barrage of indiscriminately fired jihadist rocket fire from the dastardly terrorist group duo of Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Sunni sharia supremacist death cult Hamas and Iran-funded Shiite sharia supremacist death cult Palestinian Islamic Jihad. But while Iran catalyzed the conflict by goading Palestinian Islamic Jihad into initially commencing the sustained rocket fire that has thus far killed four Israeli civilians, it is longstanding Israeli government policy to hold Hamas — the democratically elected governing group for the Gaza Strip — responsible for all rocket fire from Gaza.
But while the United States, the European Union, and Israel all formally recognize Hamas as the terrorist organization that it so plainly is, the paradigmatically pusillanimous United Nations does no such thing. But, per The Times of Israel, Israel's U.N. Ambassador, Danny Danon, is now seeking to alter that:
"The time has come for the [U.N.] Security Council to designate Hamas a terror group like al-Qaeda and Daesh," Danon told reporters as [his] group viewed a house damaged by shrapnel, saying he would bring the demand to the Security Council.
"Hamas commits double war crimes — it hides behind civilians in Gaza, it attacks civilians here in Israel." Danon said.
At least a dozen ambassadors joined the trip, including Ivory Coast’s Kacou Houadja Léon Adom, who currently has a seat on the Security Council.
Andrejs Pildegovics, Latvia’s ambassador to the U.N., said the envoys were in Ashkelon "to learn about the damage that terror leaves."
Hamas' founding organizational charter makes clear its desire to annihilate the Jewish state of Israel and murder every Jew in the world. The genocidal and disgusting charter states, in relevant part:
"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it" (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory). ...
Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious. It needs all sincere efforts. It is a step that inevitably should be followed by other steps. The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah's victory is realised. ...
Moreover, if the links have been distant from each other and if obstacles, placed by those who are the lackeys of Zionism in the way of the fighters obstructed the continuation of the struggle, the Islamic Resistance Movement aspires to the realisation of Allah's promise, no matter how long that should take. The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said:
"The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem). ...
In face of the Jews' usurpation of Palestine, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised. To do this requires the diffusion of Islamic consciousness among the masses, both on the regional, Arab and Islamic levels. It is necessary to instill the spirit of Jihad in the heart of the nation so that they would confront the enemies and join the ranks of the fighters.
Clearly, anything other than the U.N. agreeing to designate Hamas a terrorist group amounts to a cowardly and inherently anti-Semitic shirking of responsibility — par for the course, perhaps, for the deeply troubled transnational tribunal.
In multiple op-eds for The Daily Wire, I have argued that the time has come for Israel to commence a comprehensive joint land/air operation to permanently extirpate and destroy Hamas — and that the time to do so is before the 2020 U.S. presidential election and the prospect of a new anti-Israel Democratic president ascending to the White House.