What Hamas really wants -an interview with the son of its founder

The son of Hamas founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef revealed to CNN that Hamas’s “final destination” goes beyond just the destruction of Israel.

“Hamas is not seeking coexistence and compromise; Hamas is seeking conquest and taking over,” said Mosab Hassan Yousef, who has rejected Hamas’s objectives and converted to Christianity. Ultimately, Hamas aims to help create an Islamic caliphate “on the rubble of any other civilization.”

Watch the interview here

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Protest about David Ward MP’s latest outrageous statement

David Ward, Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East, has already been disgraced twice for offensive comments about Israel on social media network Twitter.

Last night he said:

David Ward tweet

Despite an apology by the party leadership it is important that as many people as possible write to the party leader Nick Clegg here to tell him why this is unacceptable.

Some possible points to make (in your own words) are as follows:

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Misinformation on Gaza casualties

All casualties of war are terrible, and the suffering of civilians is most terrible of all. Nonetheless, the press has been guilty of accepting uncritically the reports of the (Hamas-controlled) Gaza Ministry of Health on the figures.

A more balanced view comes from (of all places) Al Jazeera, which has reported that the bulk of those killed are combat-age males. Report here.