Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat on Thursday warned Israel against “any irresponsible action” in the Gaza Strip in response to terror attacks that killed seven Israelis and wounded dozens more in the South earlier in the day.
“Israel stands warned of any possible aggressive action or collective punishment measures against the Palestinian population in Gaza,” Erekat said in a statement.
I think this attack had to do with the fallout from Hamas’ police state behavior towards the international charitable NGO community in Gaza. For those who did not hear about this- Hamas demanded that charitable NGOs submit all financial records to them so they can see who is donating to them. They also demanded that employees of charitable NGOs must tell them 2 weeks in advance when they are going to travel AND tell Hamas who they will be meeting when going out of the country.
That is only something a totalitarian police state would do. The NGO’s are really upset and insulted about it and some might leave.
This damaged the illusion that they are poor innocent victims of aggression.
They want to switch that narrative back to the more usefull and profitable one of them being victims of another nations aggression and make the international NGO community forget the totalitarian nature of Hamas that they themselves exposed in their lust for power and domination.
And what organization is a big deal in the international community? The UN, which will be voting on something very important to Hamas and the PA in september.
So killing by killing jews and inciting Israel to respond, Hamas is trying to make the international community forget that they have exposed to them what kind of totalitarian thugs they really are.