March 2012 has seen a significant increase in the number of attacks compared to February: 229 attacks, as opposed to 100 in February.You can get more details by clicking the link above the quotation.
Two rockets explode in southern Israel after IAF strike overnight Over 170 rockets were fired into Israel in the last round of violence in March • Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal vows to abduct more Israeli soldiers to pressure the Israel to release Palestinian prisoners. (complete article)
|Terrorists prepare to fire rockets.
|Photo credit: AP
As an Israeli citizen, I'm disgusted by the Israeli Government reaction to these attacks. The Arabs have declared war on us, a war of annihilation and we just rap their knuckles by ineffective "retaliations."
In the Prayer for the State of Israel, the newer version from the Kol Haneshama siddur, 1994, it asks that our government leaders get wisdom to rule properly:
Please God, bless the State of Israel. Protect it in the abundance of your love. Spread over it the shelter of your peace. Send forth your light and truth to those who lead and judge it, and to those who hold elective office. Establish in them, through your presence, wise counsel, that they might walk in the way of justice, freedom and integrity.That's exactly what we need.
Strengthen the hands of those who guard our holy land. Let them inherit salvation and life. And give peace to the land, and perpetual joy to all its inhabitants. Appoint for a blessing all our kindred of the house of Israel in all the lands of their dispersion. Plant in their hearts a love to Zion. And for all our people everywhere, may God be with them, and may they have the opportunity to go up to the land. Cause your spirit’s influence to emanate upon the dwellers of our holy land.
Remove from their midst hatred and enmity, jealousy and wickedness. Plant in their hearts love and kinship, peace and friendship. And soon fulfill the vision of your profit, “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation. Let them learn no longer the ways of war.” And let us say, Amen.