Hamas says Trump’s Jerusalem decision ‘opens the gates of hell.’ Why does that sound familiar?

Hamas says Trump’s Jerusalem decision ‘opens the gates of hell.’ Why does that sound familiar?

Oh, noes! Following Donald Trump’s announcement yesterday that the American embassy in Israel would be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a spokesman for the terrorist group Hamas said, “Trump’s decision on Jerusalem will not succeed in changing the fact that Jerusalem is an Arab Muslim land.” He punctuated his acknowledgment with a threat that the move “opens the gates of hell.”

That sounds pretty ominous. Who wants the gates of hell open?

Actually, it turns out the gates of hell have been opened before, as recently as Oct. 31 of this year:

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The blast in question was from a bomb detonated by Israel Defense Forces on Oct. 30 to seal off an “attack” tunnel from the Gazan city of Khan Younis into Israeli territory, near Kibbutz Kissufim. According to The Times of Israel:

Nine Palestinian terrorists — including two senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad commanders and members of Hamas’s elite naval unit — were reported killed in the Israeli strike, and another five were still said missing as of Wednesday and are presumed dead.

One can certainly understand the Palestinians’ pique over this action. How dare the Israelis seek to close off a “secret” underground route through which Hamas could carry out its daily attempts at murdering innocent civilians living in the Jewish state.

Hamas made another “gates of hell” threat in June of 2014:

The threat this time came after Israel vowed to retaliate against the terrorist group for the murder of three teenagers who had disappeared while hitchhiking in the southern West Bank on June 12 and whose bodies were later found.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.