Israel and her supporters may be outraged, shocked and saddened at the failure of President Obama to veto the U.N. Security Council resolution requiring the Jewish state stop building in settlement areas – a failure to act that is tantamount to a vote of support for the anti-Israel crowd.
But you know who’s happy?
The Palestinian terror group Hamas.
As the Daily Caller noted:
“Palestinian terrorist group Hamas is ecstatic about passage of a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s settlement policy, and its own incitement to violence.
“Hamas issued a statement supporting the resolution Saturday, one day after its passage. The Obama administration abstained from voting on the measure, allowing it to pass. The move infuriated Israeli officials who saw it as an abandonment of the historical U.S. policy of vetoing such resolutions.”
And what did that statement say?
Take a look:
“We value the position of states that voted in favor of the resolution and welcome this significant transformation in international positions that support the Palestinian people’s rights,” said Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum in a press release.”
Interestingly enough, the U.N. resolution also condemns groups like Hamas for using terrorism tactics to take out Israel.
But at the same time, the resolution offers so many instances of supposed Israeli transgressions, perhaps Hamas perceives the document’s comparatively wrist-slapping mentions against terrorist activity is made moot.
From the Daily Caller, once again:
“Hamas took over governance of the Gaza Strip in a 2007 after the Israelis evacuated the territory the year before. It eventually joined a unity government with the Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas.
“The Hamas charter explicitly states the group seeks the destruction of the state of Israel. As a result, Israel and Hamas have engaged in three major conflicts since, the most recent of which occurred in 2014. Hamas militants regularly carry out terrorist attacks in Israeli territory to this day.”
The Obama administration continues to insist its failure to vote on the resolution was not a betrayal of Israel. Meanwhile, Israeli intelligence reported solid sources saying Obama’s adminstration didn’t just abstain from voting on the resolution, but rather took an active hand in creating it, and then, in closed-door secretive discussions, ensuring it would pass. The White House denies those accusations, as well.