I live in Beit Shemesh, I am technically 45km or so outside of Gaza target range, as long as they dont use long range Fajr missiles that is. I have never been up close and personal with any type of explosion except the time a car bomb went off in the center of Jerusalem back in 2001 during the second intifada. That was frightening, I think the most frightening part about it wasnt the explosion but the public reaction to the explosion, which was panic. Not knowing what to do and where to go was really upsetting. I have friends in this country who have been in terror attacks and friends who have lost their family members and friends. That is why I am writing on this blog again. I cant sit here reading these news articles and fighting my opinion with idiots that have never been anywhere close to this stuff and who base their opinions on what they hear the newscasters say. People who sympathize with a country of
people who elected a terrorist regime to lead them into war should expect war. Were they not prepared for the notion of a hard defense? And everyone cries for them?
Israel is a civilized country. We dont target civilians in Gaza, in fact we give warnings before we destroy the target sites to civians to leave the area. However, they have been attacking and bombing us for 12 years without relent and without warning. The few times we have tried to defend ourselves we have pulled out due to pressure from outsiders. Why? Because when it comes down to it most of the world denies our right to exist. When Hamas attacks they target civilians. When is the last time an Israeli strapped on a suicide vest and boarded a bus in Gaza? When is the last time we kidnapped an Arab for ransom of our own? Why didnt we do that for Gilad? Because we are a humane country, one that cares for Arabs in our own hospitals employs them and lives freely with people from other religions while maintaining our own culture and religious freedom. When I had my last child I nursed him next to an Arab woman in the same hospital ward in the same room. Does this sound like apartheid?
I dont like war, no one does. But if Israel backs down what's next? Will they finally develop the ability to nuke Israel? I mean lets just go in and get the job DONE this time. The pull out from Cast Led in 2009 predicted this very dilemma we are now all facing. The pull out from Gaza from Gush Katif did as well now we are all paying the heavy price.
May our soldiers be zoche to miracles this Chodesh Kislev and Hashem should protect them as they are protecting us. We appreciate you all for your dedicated service.