Or, as the Telegraph puts it here, “You will soon find out that Gaza is the wrath of the God.” Maybe we will see about that, but it still seems doubtful.
“Hamas threatens ‘black destiny’ if Israeli soldiers enter Gaza,” by Tim Butcher in the Telegraph, January 3 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
Rumours were circulating in the evening that Israel could launch a ground offensive within hours. Such an attack became more likely as the Israeli security cabinet met for four hours and decided to “keep up military pressure on Hamas”.
In Damascus, the exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal warned Israel that it faced a “black destiny” if it decided to launch a ground offensive.
He also threatened that militants in Gaza could attempt to seize Israeli troops as hostages, as they did two years ago when the young soldier Gilad Shalit was kidnapped. “If you commit a foolish act by raiding Gaza, who knows, we may have a second or a third or a fourth Shalit,” said Meshaal.
“If you commit the stupidity of launching a ground offensive then a black destiny awaits you,” the Syria-based Meshaal said in a pre-taped speech aired on Al-Jazeera television.
“You will soon find out that Gaza is the wrath of the God.”…