Hamas in Wonderland

With apologies to Lewis Carroll…

  1. At the end of the last war with Hamas (August 2014) the parties agree a cease-fire.
  2. On Friday night (31 October 2014) a rocket was fired from Gaza, landing in Eshkol Regional Council territory. (It’s the second example of rocket fire since the cease-fire.)
  3. By way of response, Israel closed the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings.

And Hamas says:

Israel’s closing of the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings is a violation of the of the cease-fire reached at the end of August to end the fifty day war between Hamas and Israel, Hamas deputy leader Mussa Abu Marzouk said on Sunday.

Eh? What about the rocket fire Mr Terrorist Leader?

Abu Marzouk said the Israeli move was “childish and irresponsible” and he said the excuse that Israel gave for the closures – the rocket fired into Israel on Friday – was illegitimate, Israel Radio reported on Sunday.

There does not appear to be any explanation of how the rocket fire is illegitimate. Maybe it only counts as a breach if it kills somebody? It’s truly an upside down world for Hamas in Gaza.

What do you think the chances are, that come any future Gaza war, the world media will forget all the rocket fire and blame Israel for starting the war?