This comes from February 2008, as a Hamas politician explains why his group loves to hide behind women, children, and the elderly.  Apparently, Hamas considers death a growth industry, a term used by Fathi Hammad in this speech:

[The enemies of Allah] do not know that the Palestinian people has developed its [methods] of death and death-seeking. For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel, and so do all the people living on this land. The elderly excel at this, and so do the mujahideen and the children. This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahideen, in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine. It is as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: “We desire death like you desire life.”

And this is why it makes no sense at all to reward Hamas with statehood in Gaza. It’s a terrorist enclave as it is. What happens when they have statehood and the legitimacy to raise an army and purchase massive amounts of weapons? They will have a million Gazans to use as human shields for all sorts of attacks against the Israelis, much as they already do for their own “bombing machine”.

Death is not a growth industry. It’s a nihilistic industry intended on destroying the state of Israel at the expense of women and children in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel itself. This is why Hamas is no partner for peace under any circumstances, and why Israel has the right idea in attempting to root them out of Gaza permanently.

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