Daily Wire co-founder and editor emeritus Ben Shapiro revealed the great lengths Israel went to secure peace with its neighbor Palestine.
Shapiro, while in an appearance on The Megyn Kelly Show, mentioned that Israel wants nothing more than to have peace with Palestine but Hamas does not want that to happen.
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“If Hamas were not the governing power in the Gaza Strip and if the Palestinians had chosen a government that actually sought to build, Israel would be — there’s literally no one in Israel, no one, right, left, center, who would not wish to build up the economy of the Gaza Strip and turn it into a peaceful neighbor,” Shapiro told Kelly. “That would be the greatest wish of the Jews in Israel. They don’t have a peace partner, they never have.”
Shapiro then went further to explain the great lengths that Israel has gone to secure peace with its hostile neighbors.
“Israel, by the way, has been providing electricity for free to this area,” he said. “Israel has been providing water to this area; Israel ships in humanitarian goods to this area; Israel over the last year has provided 15,000 [work permits] — a lot of people are on work permits inside Israel.”
“They wanted a sewage system in the Gaza Strip and so pipes were shipped into the Gaza Strip,” Shapiro said. “Hamas promptly took those pipes and repurposed them into the body of rockets, into rocket tubes. The cement that is poured into the Gaza Strip to build infrastructure was used by Hamas to build terror tunnels. And this, this is what Hamas does. I mean, they overtly say this in their charter. Again, it’s not as though they’re hiding the ball. There are no secrets here.”
Shapiro also took a wrecking ball to the argument that Hamas attacked Israel over the settlement issue, noting that Israel pulled out of the Gaza Strip in 2005, allowing Palestine the chance to elect its own leaders.
“The attempt to tie this to settlements is insane,” Shapiro said, “because again, there are no settlements inside the Gaza Strip. The areas that were attacked [in Israel] have been part of the state of Israel since 1948. This is not post-1967 settlements in the West Bank — in the so-called West Bank; Judea and Samaria.”