My neighbors have family all over the country, and news reaches them which may purposely be kept out of the media. Today's media messages are that the public is strong and patient and wants to let the IDF stop the attacks against us.
The most jarring note was when a reporter asked one of the military experts if the Gazan public had begun to break, to complain to their "government." I just choked.
"Duh?!? Do they really expect such a thing to happen?"Honestly, I don't expect the Arabs in Gaza to act like Jews in Tel Aviv or Beersheva. Unlike previous attacks against us, when government officials called those leaving their homes weak, disloyal wimps today I heard that it's perfectly acceptable for people to take a "vacation." There were even official complaints that some border communities insisted on staying home, rather than "relocating."
|Torched car in Qalansawe (Photo: Hassan Shaalan) Ynet|
In another incident in Qalansawe, another vehicle with two Jewish civilian inside was attacked. The two, who were also asked whether they were Jewish, managed to escape but sustained light injuries and damage was caused to their vehicle.But what I didn't hear on television was about the Arab and Druse attacks on Jews, the violence in northern Israel and other parts of the country which aren't from Gazan rockets. My neighbors reported that the police have been totally ineffective in protecting innocent Jews. They are afraid to take a strong stand. The Arab terrorist rocket attacks from Gaza have emboldened the worst of the anti-Israeli elements in Israeli-Arab society. It's very hard to find this information in the official media. Policy setters don't want Israeli Jews to be suspicious of Arabs.
|Israeli police secure a street during clashes with Palestinian protesters (unseen) in the Arab Israeli city of Nazareth, northern Israel , July 5, 2014. (photo credit: Gil Eliyahu/Flash90)|
As long as Israel tries too hard for peace and doesn't show determination to destroy Arab terrorism, the Israeli Arabs will think it's in their best interest to sympathize with the terrorists. That's for them being pragmatic. Israeli Police and Judicial should show zero tolerance for all attacks against Jews!