Jaime Kardontchik

The Hamas war doctrine and objectives

In an inversion of science fiction novels where the elite class enjoys life outside on the ground while keeping the lower class working underground in inhuman conditions, Hamas’ war doctrine consists of keeping the dispensable items outside in the open, while the military assets and the elite political and military cadres live and operate underground.

Dispensable items include civilians and civilian buildings and infrastructure: this is what the press and social media see and report, both during normal days and especially during armed conflicts, when emotions run high. These are dispensable items: they are continuously replenished and rebuilt in between armed conflicts, by natural population growth and the influx of money from Muslim states and well-meaning naïve Western European organizations. As in the science fiction novels, health and material conditions of this low-class dispensable population are kept to the minimum necessary to insure the continuation of this regime and the achievement of its objectives. Ideological indoctrination is strictly imposed at the schools from a young age.

Hamas’ ideology is simple and it is this simplicity that makes it so powerful: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it”. This objective appears literally at the beginning of Hamas’ Covenant, as translated and published by the Yale University School of Law [1]

To dispel any doubts between being only “anti-Israel” or plain “antisemitic”, Hamas’ Covenant spells this explicitly: “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.”

Furthermore, it anyone still thinks that a compromise with Hamas can be achieved, here comes again Hamas’ Covenant. Under the title of “Peaceful Solutions, Initiatives and International Conferences”, Hamas states: “Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement … Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.”

Simple and powerful. As it was Hitler’s booklet “Mein Kampf” published in 1925 and as it is the demonization of Israel by the fanatic religious regime of the Ayatollahs since they took power in Iran in 1979.

These three regimes, Nazi Germany, Iran’s Ayatollahs and Hamas share the same ideological structure: after clearly stating their objective (irrational and despicable as it may be) they then proceed methodically and rationally towards achieving this objective. Their method does not differ in one iota from the scientific method, as exemplified by Euclid in his Geometry: state clearly a few basic axioms and then systematically proceed to derive and achieve all their consequences. One just has to accept the premise, then anything else is logic and justifiable.

The Western media and the press willfully ignore or push under the rug Hamas’ premise and then stick to the “facts” and point to Israel’s unjustifiable and “disproportionate” use of force: since Hamas launched its first rockets towards Jerusalem and other Israeli cities on May 10, the Israeli air force launched hundreds of sorties. No one in the media and the press seems to be intelligent enough to notice that if after thousands of precise and powerful guided-bombs used by the Israeli air force only one hundred Gazans were killed, then these pilots should have been all drunk and given an “F” for abject failure, or is something else going on? What are these pilots targeting then?

[1] “Hamas Covenant 1988 – The covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement”, published by the Yale School of Law:

About the Author
Jaime Kardontchik has a PhD in Physics from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He lives in the Silicon Valley, California.
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