In another example of more openness and honesty in the Arab and Muslim world, Abdallah Al-Hadlaq, a columnist for the Kuwaiti government daily Al-Watan, has blasted Hamas for the “March of Return”, placing the blame for any violence solely at their feet.
“Demonstrations and sit-ins are un-Islamic and are unknown in Muslim history. These are non-Muslim methods that Islam does not accept. Violent demonstrations and sit-ins are negative phenomena that lead to chaos. All this [is based on] religious rulings by qualified fatwa-issuing bodies, and they apply to the calls issued by the terrorist Hamas movement, Iran’s ally, to participate in a violent demonstration titled ‘the Great Return March’ and its call for women and children to lead the terrorists and inciters in breaching the Israeli border fence...
“Despite the organizers’ promise to control the marches and demonstrations and keep them non-violent so as not to give the IDF an excuse to use force, [we can assume,] given the violent and aggressive character of the terrorist, pro-Iranian Hamas movement, and its habit of using civilians, [including] women and children, as human shields, [that] these demonstrations and marches will surely turn into violence, destruction and chaos, and will not manage to generate international sympathy for the ‘Palestinians’ or any support for what they call their rights, especially the ‘right of return.’
“The Palestinians’ previous thuggish and violent marches and protests did not succeed, did not yield international solidarity with the Palestinians, and did not help [improve] the internal [Palestinian] situation by directing the Palestinian anger towards Israel… Israel’s concern is that these marches may target [its territory], leading to escalation [of the violence] and to the launching of a larger and more violent operation on May 15, when America’s ‘Deal of the Century’ [is to be revealed] and its decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem [is to be implemented].
Read the whole stunning attack on Hamas and the palestinian strategy to use violence. Unfortunately, he is wrong when he posits they do not garner world sympathy for the palestinians. They unfortunately do, as we have seen from the reactions in the aftermath of the march.
By the way, you may remember this particular columnist from this stunning interview.