On February 12th, Front Page Magazine posted an article about the rescue of two of the October 7th hostages in Gaza.
The article reports:
After months of fighting, Hamas had been forced to fall back to its stronghold in Rafah on the Egyptian border.
And the pressure on Israel not to go into Rafah intensified. Not only AOC and Bernie Sanders, but Biden warned Israel not go in because of the “humanitarian impact”.
Israel went in and brought out two hostages.
Are any of the people talking about “humanitarian impact” thinking about the fact that Hamas has been holding people hostage since October 7th. Has anyone considered the fact that at least thirty of the hostages are known to have been killed–either dying in captivity of their injuries on October 7th or killed in captivity by Hamas. Why isn’t the pressure on Hamas–if they released the hostages and surrendered, the war would be over. If Israel stops fighting, there will be more war.
The article notes:
Bringing two hostages home is a moral triumph for Israel.
After the previous hostage deal, Hamas supporters, including AOC, kept hammering home the claim that the only way to free the hostages is to cut a deal with Hamas. But cutting deals with terrorists just leads to more dead bodies and more hostages.
Finally, by leading the operation with a successful hostage rescue, Israel reversed at least some of the narrative about Rafah. The pro-Hamas crowd will double and triple down, as they always do, but after months of war, there is a moment of genuine joy.
Argentina President Javier Milei, who was recently in Israel, expressed appreciation for the rescue of the two hostages, who were Argentinian nationals, and there has been singing and dancing all over the world.
The Biden administration is betting on the wrong team. Israel is not the problem. Israel is not the one who started this. Israel is not the one committing criminal acts against civilians.