Israeli Holy War on Gaza: Hamas Rockets, What Rockets?

Jihad has become known in the popular culture as holy war. The propaganda has been that modern and Western Israel is facing a Jihad from the religious fanatics of Hamas and other Islamists who are driven by religious zeal.

It seems the Islamists have intellectual company in the Israeli army rabbis who are on a holy war against the Palestinians.

Cliff Churgin writes in an article entitled "Israeli Soldier says fights was religious- Army was told Palestinian Lives less Important, he says" published in the Detroit Free Press of March 21, 2009:

'Rabbis affiliated with the Israeli army urged troops heading into Gaza to reclaim what they said was God-given land and "get rid of the gentiles"- effectively turning the 22-day Israeli intervention into a religious war, according to the testimony of a soldier who fought in Gaza.'
'Literature passed out to soldiers by the army's rabbinate "had a clear message- we are the people of Israel, we came to the land of Israel, we came by a miracle to the land of Israel, now we need to struggle to get rid of the gentiles that are interfering with our conquest of the land," the soldier told a forum of Gaza veterans."

Needless to say, there was no mention in this religious literature of the rudimentary Hamas rockets that were allegedly the reason for the war on Gaza.


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