De-Hamasification

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July 21, 2014 18:11

In November 1944 the UN declared its aim to extirpate both Nazism and militarism in Germany; Hamas is an extremist military organization that shares much of the Nazi philosophy.




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Tunnel hole and weapons form one of the last infiltration attempts. (photo credit:IDF SPOKESMAN'S OFFICE)

November 1944. World War Two is moving towards its close, and an Allied victory is assured. From Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), a document is issued setting forth one of the major war aims of the United Nations - the de-Nazification of Germany.  

“It is the declared war aim of the United Nations to extirpate both Nazism and militarism in Germany”, reads the introductory paragraph. The document proceeds to set out the objectives, which in brief were to destroy the Nazi Party, its political organizations and government agencies; to purge  and re-organize  the police; and to dismiss from government offices and other positions of influence all active Nazis, their sympathizers and leading military figures.Very shortly after the end of the war, the program was set in train.  


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