Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.Honestly, I never quite understood the numbering of the intifada aka Arab terrorism which has plagued Israel for decades, even before the establishment of the State of Israel.
Granted, they do happen in waves. Car owners in Judea and Samaria can get government paid reinforced windows for their cars that won't shatter if hit by rocks. This safety service has been available for years. There have been times of relative quiet, when the special windows weren't free or only free in some areas. Prior to that people used to paste clear plastic to reinforce the windows to keep the glass from injuring passengers. This was also used on the buses. And before that there were many more injuries. Local doctors became adept at removing tiny pieces of glass from eyes with adhesive tape. One of my children had to endure that after a rock attack on the way home late one night. The following morning I took her to a Jerusalem eye doctor and met neighbors there for the same type of injury.
The reason I don't like this numbered labeling of "intifadas 1 2 3" is that I have absolutely no memory of the Arab terrorists ever announcing that they ended terrorism. To me this is a long, ongoing situation that must be destroyed at its source.
- Everyone, Israelis and foreigners alike, who find excuses to rationalize the terror attacks must be convicted of incitement against public order. There is no excuse for the justification of murder.
- All Arab terrorists, whether they succeeded in killing or injuring Israelis or not, must be executed, either on the spot instead of being captured, tried and imprisoned. It would be better than arresting them. They should be given immediate death penalty, no appeal allowed.
- The homes of the terrorists must be destroyed and their families must be forced to leave the country and not allowed to return.
Anyone who thinks this terrorism can be restricted to Jews in the HolyLand are seriously delusional. First of all, and not for the first time, the Israeli killed by yesterday's Arab terrorist in Jerusalem was a Druse, not a Jew. And Dry Bones recent cartoon puts the message that Hamas Arab terrorism is spreading perfectly: