If you need some background materials to send your friend along with the petition, this may help:
Take a Pen is not a new organization. In fact, it played a key role in exposing the fraudulent Al-Durrah story (the boy presumably killed by Israel who, as it turned out was killed by Palestinians and staged to make it look like Israel killed him). In 2009 the organization launched a petition calling to bring Hamas leaders to trial for war crimes. With primitive means of just phone calls and emails and some media coverage we raised over 80k signatures and played a role in the apology of Judge Goldstone for his committee erroneous report. The Goldstone report about the so called “Israel war crimes” was based on fraud, bias and partial and misguided data. The later apology even quoted materials that we collected and analyzed.
Now, we’re doing it again and we want to reach 1 million signatures! The situation hasn’t changed and our petition has nothing to do with taking political sides. We maintain that Hamas is a terror organization. It is not a political entity and Gaza is not a “state” (it is supposed to be part of the so called entity “Palestine” but Hamas separated even from their own brothers). The people of Gaza elected this terror group to rule them and allow it to use the, as ammunition and as human shields. Some of you may say they have no power to change their fate (e.g the 20 Palestinians who tried to demonstrate again Hamas and were brutally executed. See here: http://unitedwithisrael.org/
hamas-murders-gaza-civilians- for-opposing-terror [quoting Arab sources] and here:http://www.thegatewaypundit. com/2014/07/hamas- humanitarian-organization- shoots-20-anti-war-protesters/ ), others will say that they are not doing enough because had they been demonstrating by the thousands they would not be executed…
All of this doesn’t really matter…it is a well known fact that Hamas is embezzling the humanitarian aid money sent by the world and even by Israel to buy rockets and build terror tunnels rather than hospitals, schools and housing for the miserable women and children. Hamas leaders are driving luxury cars and live in palaces while their own people starve (see here from 2008: http://www.spiegel.de/
international/world/gaza-s- lifelines-tunnels-to-egypt- keep-hamas-in-business-a- 570463.html and here: http://www.globes.co.il/ en/article-the-phenomenal- wealth-of-hamas-leaders- 1000957953). It also a well known fact that Hamas uses women and children as human shields. Just 2 weeks ago, UNRWA found rockets hidden inside schools in two separate cases just 5 days apart. The rockets were kindly returned to their owners (?!?!!?) and the schools where they were hidden were in fact vacant, but they were both in between other buildings used as shelter by women and children. Hamas placed their rockets and missiles there knowing that should the IDF bomb the vacant buildings, the other surrounding building will be hit as well killing and maiming thousands of women and children…and the world shall weep… (see here with links to the UNRWA site where they report the incidents themselves: http:// takeapenglobal.com/unrwa- condemns-placement-of-rockets- for-a-second-time-in-one-of- its-schools/).
there is a big difference between being a humanitarian, people loving person and being naive. The real issue is Hamas and they are terrible for everyone – their own population in Gaza and the Israeli civilians (women and children are hurt here too you know). Help us by signing the petition and sharing it with the rest of the world.
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