Friday, June 7, 2013

The Dangers of Being Too Nice to Warring Arabs

The  Ziv Medical Center in Tsfat just had a real miraculous close call.  Sometimes good, charitable best intentions can not just boomerang they can explode very dangerously.  Some wounded Syrians had been brought in for emergency medical care.  Why does Israel do it?  I don't know.  And live grenades were found on the Syrians.

Doctors at Safed’s Ziv medical center were greeted with an eerie surprise Thursday while treating two Syrian rebel fighters, after it was discovered that one of the rebels had an unexploded grenade in his pocket.
According to reports, the emergency room was briefly evacuated and sappers were called in to remove the explosive device.

Are we really required to help the Syrians?  We also accept enemy Arabs aka Palestinians sic into our hospitals.

Sometimes being too nice is very foolish and also makes us look weak and easily controlled.

In terms of the warring factions in Syria.  Neither side is even remotely our ally, pro-Israel or even neutral when it comes to Israeli security.  They are united in their anti-Israel policies and ideologies.


aparatchik said...

I dunno. The hand of friendship should always be extended - just in case someone is receptive. These guys should have been searched long before though.

Batya said...

The chance of friendship is pretty weak. But for sure part of the pre-transport check up must be security