As they ramp up their jihad on Christmas Eve. “Hamas mocks Israel’s nonresponse to Kassams,” by Khaled Abu Toameh in the Jerusalem Post, December 25 (thanks to Dan):
Hamas on Wednesday remained as defiant as ever and said it would continue to fire rockets at Israel as an act of “self-defense.”
Hamas also mocked what it described as the “state of confusion” in Israel over how to react to the latest spree of rocket and mortar attacks.
The movement also claimed that the Egyptians had given Israel a “green light” to launch a limited military operation in the Gaza Strip to overthrow the Hamas government.
“Israel will pay a heavy price for its crimes against the Palestinians,” said Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum. “Israel’s actions enhance our determination to pursue the path of resistance through all means available.” […]
Boasting that it had fired dozens of rockets and mortars at Israeli towns in the past few days, the group pointed out that Israel was “hopeless and desperate” because it doesn’t know what to do to stop the attacks.
“The enemy is in a state of confusion and doesn’t know what to do,” the leaflet read. “Their fragile cabinet has met in a desperate attempt to stop the rockets while thousands of settlers have found refuge in shelters which, by God’s will, will become their permanent homes.” […]