"Cet animaux, c'est tres mechand.
Quand on l'attaque, il se defend."
It's not surprising that assorted Islamists all over the world have spent the past week attacking Jews and stirring up their gullible minions to do the same. After all, in a single brilliant move the Israel Defense Force destroyed an underground fortress that took the Palestinians several months and three billion dollars to build.
Hamas, the ruling party of Gaza, had dug and supplied a system of tunnels and caves along the border with Israel, in preparation for a massive assault -- which they expected they could pull off with impunity now that Biden is in the White House and making friendly moves toward Iran. The Israelis knew about it and had mapped the complex pretty accurately. When the Gaza irregular army lobbed a couple thousand rockets into Israel, the IDF loudly --- and confusingly -- announced to the news media that it was planning an "action" on the border and assembled a lot of tanks and rocket-launchers there. The media happily blatted that information to the world, including Gaza. The Hamas troops heard the word and predictably ran into the bunker to hide. Then, instead of rolling over the border, the IDF launched a heavy barrage of bunker-buster rockets directly into the ground above the underground fortress; this collapsed the whole complex, neatly burying all the cached weapons hidden there and the troops that had planned to use them. The whole operation took less than two days.
Understandably annoyed at being so well tricked, as well as losing all those troops and weapons, Hamas went to its patrons in Iran and asked for help getting revenge. Iran, eager to flex its muscles, activated all its influences/minions -- political, propagandistic, and terrorist -- to attack not only Israel but all Jews everywhere.
Thus we have the spectacle of the UN's Human Rights Council creating its first ever Commission Of Inquiry to "monitor and report" on rights violations in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank -- and nowhere else. Not surprisingly, the session and resolution were arranged by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation: a collection of Muslim countries which have strongly supported the Palestinian Authority for years -- but, curiously, have said nothing about China's mistreatment of the Uighurs.
We also got to see the infamous Alexandra Occasional-Cortex and Rashida Tlaib introduce legislation to try to stop the US from providing the Israeli Air Force with the precision-guided missiles that allow it to pinpoint military targets, reduce civilian casualties, and shoot down attacking missiles with its Iron Dome system. Neither of them mentioned the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel -- some 4000 of them by now -- which deliberately target Israeli civilians and provoked the IDF's response. We've also seen Tlaib's ally and Bernie Sanders' former campaign surrogate, Amer Zahr, insisting: "Stop condemning anti-Semitism. Say 'Free Palestine' and nothing else."
Other members of Congress have likewise repeated the provable lie that Israeli forces, responding to the Gazan rocket barrage, have "targeted innocent civilians", despite repeated evidence that the Israelis make extraordinary efforts to avoid civilian casualties. There's an audio recording (https://www.westernjournal.com/listen-phone-call-palestinian-building-owner-reveals-exactly-kind-disaster-israels-dealing/) of Israeli forces warning a Gaza landlord to evacuate his building because it's going to be bombed, and the landlord refusing to remove even the children because dead civilians "expose" the Israelis' "cruelty".
We've also seen news media lie shamelessly to encourage hatred of Israel, as could be expected seeing how Iranian agents regularly seduce news company staff (https://worldisraelnews.com/they-drank-coffee-with-hamas-men-comments-idf-chief-of-staff-on-ap-journalists-in-gaza/) and use social media to encourage violence -- against Israel in particular, Jews in general, and even against pro-Israel reporters (https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/israel-media-urge-twitter-facebook-stop-anti-press-77898948). And of course the usual pro-Palestinian flacks in large cities did their usual noisy protests (https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/22/us/pro-palestinian-protests-us/index.html).
What's unusual this time is the number of blatantly pro-Palestinian attacks on Jews around the world, from Los Angeles to Germany, Tokyo to London (https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2021/05/19/anti-semitic-incidents-and-attacks-are-happening-around-the-world-n391202). According to the FBI (https://bjs.ojp.gov/library/publications/violent-victimization-race-or-ethnicity-2005-2019) Jews have been the most common victims of hate-crimes for many years, but before now the perpetrators are assumed to have been neo-Nazis or other right-wingers. Now it's clear that the attacks come from Palestinians and their supporters (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57286341), including BLM and Antifa. The "Progressives" are showing their true colors.
What's remarkable about this anti-Jewish/Israel campaign is its organization. From politicians and media CEOs to students and street-thugs, Iran is activating its agents around the world. Clearly this is Iran showing its muscle, hoping to intimidate any ally or sympathizer of Israel.
The problem with this tactic is that it can backfire seriously. In a world where public cameras are everywhere, the active thugs/protesters are readily recorded and their pictures handed over to the police -- who can then hunt them down. At a time when all political groups and political celebrities are intensely watched, they're also readily identified. It isn't difficult to trace the violence back to its sources, which inevitably lead back to Iran. This does not make more people love the Palestinians, or the "Progressive" Left. Groups which were already pushing back against the Socialist Democrats' agenda now have added ammunition -- and more sympathizers.
Besides, the Jews themselves are no longer accepting this situation. In recent days the street-violence has become no longer one-sided, but active brawls between pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel "protesters" (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/26/us/anti-semitism-attacks-violence.html), and the police are growing more actively involved. Intimidation does not work well on Americans, and the tide of public sympathy is turning against the Palestinians, their patron, and its minions.
The US government's official position is to demand a cease-fire, which Israel will observe, but the Palestinians certainly won't -- not for long, anyway. When the Palestinian Authority/Hamas/Hezbollah break the cease-fire, as they inevitably will, Israel will be justified in pounding Gaza to rubble -- and the Palestinians won't have much sympathy from the rest of the world.
Neither will Iran. Neither will their "Progressive" supporters. Hamas and friends will end by paying a high price for their revenge.