Since Friday, March 9, 2012, more than 190 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip, striking major population centers in southern Israel. More than 1,000,000 Israelis are living under the threat of rocket fire.
Terrorist groups such as the PRC (Popular Resistance Committees) are firing rockets into the cities of Ashdod, Beersheba, Yavne, Netivot and Ashkelon, as well as into the Eshkol and Shaar HaNegev regional councils.
The following video shows an interview with Abu Mujahid, spokesman of the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza. It aired on March 10, 2012 on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV. In the video, Abu Majahid admits that Hamas allows his group complete freedom of action in the Gaza Strip.
Here’s a full transcription of the video:
Host: ”The Palestinian street in Gaza is partly suspicious and says that the Palestinian government (in Gaza) didn’t allow you in the Resistance freedom of action and didn’t allow you freedom of response. Has the Palestinian government allowed you freedom of response and opened the entire scope in front of you?”
Abu Mujahid: ”What I can say is that the government in Gaza didn’t prevent us from doing a thing with regard to our Resistance activity. No one can prevent this activity. That’s one point. The other point is that the government in Gaza truly didn’t prevent us from responding to this aggression.”
Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip and systematically executed Fatah supporters in June 2007. During the violent coup, Hamas terrorists threw Fatah officials from high buildings in Gaza.
By allowing the PRC to operate as an ostensibly independent group, Hamas is able to carry out terror attacks against Israelis while maintaining an official stance of “restraint”.
Because Hamas uses other terror organizations to attack Israeli civilians, it will bear the consequences of its actions in any future IDF (Zahal) operation.