In the first instance, highlighted by Elder on Sunday, Lebanese teacher Hiba M. Miari, who apparently is an instructor for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as well as for Beirut Arab University, updated her cover image to include a cartoon of a man in typical Palestinian demonstrator garb — a plain, long-sleeved shirt and black-and-white Yasser Arafat keffiyeh worn as a balaclava — strumming a serrated knife as if it were a violin with an elongated antique key. (Algemeiner)Besides general alertness and the ability to fight back, there isn't any real defense against terror. If you have a personal weapon or mace, pepper spray and can somehow get it out to use against the terrorist then he or she can be stopped or even executed on the spot. Of course this is easier said than done, and I consider all successful defense moves to be totally miraculous. That's because the terrorists go after those who seem most vulnerable, very similar to the Biblical Amalek. Amalek attacked those in the rear and those suffering "doubt," meaning those who were emotionally and theologically weakest. In Hebrew (of course) the gematria for both Amalek and "doubt" are the same.
One can say that terror is the political/ideological version of mugging, and self-defense experts say that the best prevention against mugging is strong, confident and hyper-alert body language. Scanning your phone or facebook or twitter messages while walking in the street is an invitation to attack.
Today's Arab terrorists are not only younger than before, but more and more are females, which according to Ruthie Blum is a tactic of the terrorist masterminds and trainers.
|young female terrorists, facebook|
I can't offer you any predictions or comforting words in this blog post. We are undergoing a very dangerous situation right now in Israel. Today is Rosh Chodesh Marcheshvan, and I will pray as every Rosh Chodesh at Tel Shiloh, one of the holiest spots for Jews in the world. I will pray that our ruling politicians get wisdom, strength and confidence to do what Gd wants and stop listening for foreign approval.