Once again the world press, and many leaders from the UN to the EU and the USA are condemning Israel for defending her citizens from terror attacks. The media has been in a frenzy. The claims that too few Israelis were killed must surely mean Israel is a murderous entity!
The fact that Israel has very few casualties is due to the precautions and mode of operations taken by our leaders to ensure the safety of all citizens. Almost every house has a safe room/bomb shelter. For those that do not, there are “safe places” to go. The homefront command hands out gas masks and trains us what to do in case of an attack~of any kind. When terrorists entered the country, warnings were given for citizens to stay locked in their homes the IDF was sure it was safe. We have Sever Adom (Colour Red) alerts every time a rocket is fired~and we know what to do.
When Israel sends out warnings, Hamas orders women and children to gather at the site in the hopes Israel will drop a bomb and provide more Hamas propoganda in the form of bodies. Many times attacks were called off by Israel when they saw civilians in the area.
How many Gazans were actually killed by Hamas? Numerous rockets misfired and landed inside Gaza and explosives stored in or next to schools, mosques and hospitals detonated causing catastrophic results. Don’t forget the poor souls who were coerced into digging the terror tunnels, then, as a reward were murdered for their efforts. Hamas would have no qualms about laying those bodies in a bombed area and blaming Israel.
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The world witnessed the vile “three-finger salute” from the Arabs, and responded that it really was the fault of the victims. Arab members in our own Israeli Knesset claimed the terrorists who did this were justified. Our “peace partners” danced and handed out candy in the streets.
Most recent, the kidnapping and murder of an Arab teen, Mohammed Abu Khdeir has shocked all of Israel. Condolences were sent to the family from politicians to the father of one of the murdered Jewish boys. Israelis as a whole have spoken loudly against this act. That this could be perpetrated by Jews is a shameful sore for the entire country. This is not our way. The security forces worked quickly and made arrests. The government promises the harshest punishment for this heinous crime.
Jews cried, prayed and hugged each other as they laid their children to rest. When young Mohammed was murdered Israelis were outraged and demanded the perpetrators be brought to justice. There was no distinction made that he was or was not a Jew~He was an innocent and that’s what mattered.
The Arabs, on the other hand, after celebrating the deaths of Jewish children, have been on a rioting rampage with no signs of letting up. Once again we are being bombarded with hundreds of rockets and children are faced with spending the summer in bomb shelters. Every day there are riots, roads blocked with burning tires, rocks (which are intended to kill) are thrown, Jews pulled from their vehicles and beaten, Joseph’s Tomb has been firebombed again. Hamas declares they will wipe us off the map and “moderate” Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction is telling us we should get the body bags ready.