United Nations: Israel and Hamas Are "Escalating Towards a Full Scale War"
The situation in Jerusalem may very well turn into a full-on war between Israel and Hamas, according to United Nations Middle East envoy, Tor Wennesland.
As we told you, after hundreds of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip shot into central Israel on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror groups will “pay a heavy price” for their attacks on Israeli civilians. Over 1,050 rockets have been fired into Israel since Monday evening. In response, Israel fired 500 rockets targeting Hamas. Despite the Biden Administration calling for “de-escalation,” it is evident this situation will not be de-escalating ANY time soon.
ACLJ Senior Counsel for Global Affairs and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave his read on the dangerous situation and predicted how it will play out:
The actions to date of the terror regimes – the Hamas folks and Gaza Strips have made clear that they will stop at nothing. They are launching rockets at civilians. When I hear Democratic leaders say de-escalation or somehow that these two actors, like the Israeli and Hamas, that there is some kind of moral relativism between them that is disgusting. The United States has a responsibility, and the Trump Administration executed that responsibility that Israel has the right to defend themselves. This is a part of the larger Middle East context where the Biden Administration has consistently sided with Iran against all the other actors in the region, and this is clearly a set of missiles that Iran supported now being launched at Israel through another proxy force.
Previous Secretary of State under the Obama Administration and now the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry has been encouraging this violence since 2016:
Today, there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one state, or they can separate into two states. But here is a fundamental reality: if the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic – it cannot be both – and it won’t ever really be at peace.
These same actors are back in charge and look at what's happening.
We are watching live warfare. But let’s be clear – who started and escalated this situation? Hamas. Who is defending themselves and wants this to be over? Israel. These are unprovoked attacks by Hamas using missiles that are almost certainly coming from Iran to commit reprehensible acts of violence.
Even after knowing all of this, the Biden Administration is still weighing whether or not to unfreeze $1 billion in Iranian funds that Iran says they want to use for humanitarian relief amid the negotiations for the U.S. to reenter the Iran nuclear deal. But once they have that money they can do whatever they want with it – like providing missiles to Hamas that they can shoot into Israel
ACLJ Chief Counsel, and my dad, Jay Sekulow summed it up best with the current situation based on the famous Winston Churchill quote, “Never has so much been surrendered (a million dollars) by so many (American taxpayer dollars) to so few (the Iranian Regime).”
The bottom line is the Biden Administration calling for “de-escalation” for the violence between Israel and Hamas is completely out of touch. Every day this situation is getting worse and worse, and our ally Israel is suffering for it. Through our office in Jerusalem, we have been able to monitor the situation and provide real-time updates. To top it all off, we have told you how the Administration is trying to restart funding to the Palestinian Authority who supports terror groups just like Hamas. Overall, this Administration has proven to be more concerned with political interests rather than America’s interests– and our enemies are noticing.
Today’s full Sekulow broadcast is complete with even more analysis of Israel and Hamas escalating towards a war and the Biden Administration's lack of leadership through it all.
Watch the full broadcast below.