Hamas War

Friday, July 11, 2014

Stop The Disproportionate War! Cease Warning Gazans!!!

Nobody from Gaza warned us in Sha'ar Binyamin before they shot a missile into the area. With G-d supervising the landings, afterwards smoke was seen coming from an Arab village.

In Yafiz, Sha'ar Binyamin, the industrial zone cum shopping center just north of Jerusalem we were in the midst of heavy crowds shopping for Thursday bargains when suddenly we could just about hear an alarm go off. There's no shelter in Yafiz. The closest one is in the Rami Levy Discount Supermarket just next to us, but it's small and set up as their synagogue.

 Shelter cum synagogue in Rami Levy, Sha'ar Binyamin (photo by Batya Medad)

Shelter cum synagogue in Rami Levy, Sha'ar Binyamin (photo by Batya Medad)
Just a tiny fraction of the shoppers and staff in the supermarket can fit in it. There's no way that there would be room for the Yafiz customers and workers could get in if people were to take the alarm seriously. We took our cue from our customers who barely missed a beat."

"What was that?"
"An alert/alarm?"
"Oh, so what's the price of ...?"
"It couldn't be near here.'
"Did you hear anything?"
"Let them bomb all the Arabs on Har Habayit!"
"I hope they hit the gold dome."
"Do you have -- in size --?"

Those were typical reactions I heard. Actually a large portions of the reactions were wishes that the Gazan missiles would destroy the mosques on the Temple Mount. I didn't notice anyone walking out of the store, certainly nobody ran out looking for shelter.

This photo was taken about the same time the Gazan missile came close.

An Israeli Iron Dome missile intercepts a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip over Jerusalem on July 10, 2014. (photo credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Read more: Rockets targeting Jerusalem hit West Bank | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/rockets-targeting-jerusalem-hit-west-bank/#ixzz377xN8uN0
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Close doesn't count, as the saying goes. We heard reports of smoke coming out of a nearby Arab village.

At present an Arab (terrorist Gaza) surrender doesn't seem close. They certainly haven't suffered enough. Israel has this fokokt principle of warning the Gazans before shooting. That's not how you win a war! In Gaza the civilians are the enemies.

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May G-d give wisdom to our leaders, those wimpy politicians in power.

Shabbat Shalom u'Mevorach
May we all have a Peaceful and Blessed Shabbat


NormanF said...

Israel has an army.

And if keeping soldiers' out of harm's way and deferring to international opinion is more important than defending the country, Jews should start swimming.

Israel has come a long way from the famous last words of Joseph Trumpeldor, the hero of Tel Hai, who said with his dying breath, "its good to die for our country."

If Israel doesn't have the guts to take down Hamas, its enemies will take notice. A country can collapse without warning. We saw it happen to Iraq. Let's not have it happen to Israel.

in the vanguard said...

May Hashem protect all Yidden! Shabbat shalom.

Batya said...

Norman, grrr... who's running things?
Van, thanks