"Good morning ladies At 4:24 this morning our yishiv was rudely awaken by 2 double sirens. We get Grads. Not a nice way to wake up."There are times, much too frequently even though even once is more than enough, when her house shakes and booms fill the air. So far, each time she reports that they are fine. But no country should accept this as "normal" for their citizens to be targeted by missile fire.
As I write this, more alarms and missiles destroy what should be summer calm in Israel.
Real life is no fairy tale.
We have only 15 seconds to get to safety. We are fortunate that we only have to get the dog to safety. But a house full of young children it is a nightmare..totally impossible. Kids are crying and frightened. Not nice at all.Will those carefully "targeted attacks" by the IDF on Gaza really destroy the Arab terrorists' structure and morale?
No matter what " Force (IAF) aircraft targeted 15 terror sites in Gaza on Wednesday night.brave words" come out of the Israeli Government, unfortunately, I doubt if this retaliation will end Arab terrorism against Israel and Israelis.
According to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, the airstrikes targeted concealed , training compounds and weapons , all of which belong to the Hamas terrorist group.
said that the airstrikes were in retaliation for the latest escalation in rocket attacks on southern Israel.
"A wide-ranging intelligence effort is underway to find the killers," Ya'alon said. "We will pursue them until we get our hands on them."
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called for a military offensive along the lines of Operation Defensive Shield, Israel's operation against Palestinian terrorist groups in Judea and Samaria in 2002.
It also really galls me when Jews are too quick to condemn Jews for the murder of Arabs. As angry as we are, and as much as we shout, it's extremely rare for Jews to act on it. I totally agree with Lori Lowenthal Marcus's Jewish Press article:
The public statement, “JCPA Mourns Palestinian Teenager, Calls for an End to Violence,” was posted on its website just after mid-day on Wednesday, July 2, less than 12 hours after news that an Arab teenage boy had been found dead in Jerusalem.I also recommend reading the Arutz 7 article that gives good reasons to put the blame/guilt on Arabs not Jews.
And yet, although JCPA President Rabbi Steven Gutow noted in the statement that, “the circumstances of his death remain uncertain,” the same sentence then takes a sharp turn and places the blame squarely on Israel: “it appears that Mohammed was not a party to nor instigator of the tragic events of recent days and weeks. But he now has paid the ultimate price regardless.”
So although no one yet knows for certain how the teenager died or who was responsible, the JCPA publicly drew a target on the back of the Jewish State. Not content to simply act as judge and jury, the JCPA proceeded to send out the statement to its members across the country, inviting everyone to embrace its judgment – that Israel or individual Israelis are responsible for the abu Khaider’s murder, and pronouncing the murder a revenge attack.
Arab riot in response to murder
A senior former police official argues that the abduction and murder of the Arab youth who was found dead Wednesday morning was most likely a criminal act, rejecting the claim that Jewish "revenge" for the murdered Israeli teens lay behind it.My first reaction upon hearing of the dead Arab was that he was killed by fellow Arabs for possibly condemning the murder of the Jewish boys. It's doubtful that I have the reason right, but violence of the fatal kind is much more common among Arabs than Jews, and whenever possible people do try to pin on Jews.
The official noted that the family of the murdered 16-year-old was well known to police sources in Jerusalem, adding "it's a problematic family with internal clashes that have been ongoing for many years."
"I have no doubt that as time passes it will be clarified that the murder was criminal and nothing more," declared the official, who spoke to Arutz Sheva on condition of anonymity.
I'd say that it's an easy bet to say that if the murder is solved, the guilty party will be shown to be an Arab, not a Jew!