COGAT head to Gazans: Hamas is your Pharaoh

Using Arabic social media, COGAT slams Hamas for using violence against poor students, claims that Hamas acts like the biblical Pharaoh.

March 31, 2018 17:53
A worker shows to media a replica of a golden death mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamun

A worker shows to media a replica of a golden death mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. (photo credit: REUTERS)

COGAT head Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai published a Facebook post in Arabic Saturday in which he compared Hamas, the terror group in control of Gaza, to the biblical Pharaoh who oppressed the people of Israel until their deliverance from Egypt.

Mordechai posted a video in which police officers armed with batons were preventing students from entering classes in the Gaza university of Al-Azhar.

The students, claimed the officer, were too poor to pay their tuition fees and were barred from taking exams because of it.

"Hamas's priorities are clear: instead of investing funds in students and their future, they invest money in empty actions to divert public criticism from their failures," wrote the Maj.-Gen a day after the Friday Land Day riots that claimed the lives of 17 Palestinians. 

"We in Israel celebrate Passover and talk about Pharaoh and the injustice he was practicing," he said, "Your Pharaoh in Gaza is the Hamas movement." 

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