Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sederot under fire: The Shame of Israel.

I will post about Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Reunification Day) later, but as on all the radio stations and news updates today, our first priority has to be what's going on in Sederot.

Actually, it's almost everyone's top priority.
It doesn't seem to bother the Israeli government that much, let alone Prime Minister Olmert or Defense Minister Amir Peretz.

Last night was one of the scariest for the Western Negev town of Sederot. More than 20 rockets were fired at the town, resulting in Israeli wounded, some seriously. Dozens of shock victims flooded Barzilai hospital for psychological help.

Yet, I'm amazed by the experts in the media. Every single one says there is no military solution to the rockets being fired at Israel.

Not one member of the Israeli government has a moral backbone to defend the poor residents of Sederot.

Why don't they comprehend that it is our moral and ethical right to defend ourselves?

Even at the expense of a full-scale ground operation into Gaza, even at the expense of collateral damage among Palestinian civilians, even at the expense of world opinion turning against us, even at the expense of imposing full IDF mandatory military and civil administration over the entire Gaza strip -- it is our right and it is imperative for it to be done now.

When the residents of Sederot are literally begging for a solution, and the best Israel can come up with is, "limited and precise targeted air strikes," it is truly a disgrace.

Sederot residents are pleading with Soviet billionaire Arkady Gaydamak to provide buses and temporary refuge, since they know that Olmert's government is incapable of providing them basic security or basic living alternatives.

A Disgrace.

RafiG thinks that the residents of Sederot should find their own rockets and shoot them back at Gaza. Normally, I'd agree, but that's the sort of reasoning that Israel reserves for traitors and lunatics. (What? Defend myself? He was shooting at me....)

And yet, let's take a look at what's going in Gaza itself, the liberated and free Palestinian area of autonomy.

The warring Palestinian factions (also known as terrorists and political parties), Hamas and Fatah declared a ceasefire at midnight after they managed to kill 16 of each other yesterday. And how long did their ceasefire last among themselves?

A few hours.

YNET reports:

Hamas gunmen fired mortars at the house of Fatah security chief Rashid Abu Shbak before storming it and planting pipe bombs inside, the officials said. The gunmen killed five of Abu Shabk's bodyguards, and a member of President Mahmoud Abbas' presidential guard.

The "experts" on the radio preached today: "There is no military solution to what's going on in Gaza"

I say, there's no one to even TALK to in Gaza.

The Palestinians can't even control their bloodlust from killing each other for a few hours, let alone going after Israel. And we are supposed to negotiate with them?

The original sin of our problems goes back to the Oslo agreement.

Signing a peace treaty with a terrorist and importing 40,000 terrorists was guaranteed to lead to this sort of anarchy.
And a unilateral disengagement was destined to be a security failure.
Akiva has a very worthwhile post about an IM conversation he was having with a resident of Sederot...during a Qassam attack. Check it out.
Happy Yom Yerushalayim...will post on that later...even with it pouring rain in Jerusalem now. (flooding everywhere)

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Rafi G. said...

I don't mind being called a lunatic for coming up with that idea. It is time to think out of the box and the whole situation has gotten looney. if there is no military solution to the problem, it is time for my civilian solution. Take the rocket war back to Gaza!

Anonymous said...

It's a shame though. Just as the civil war is heating up, we will distract them from it.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Rafi: I'll visit you in jail...

Anonymous: Yes, its a shame, but we need to look reality in the face. Right now, while they are killing each other, they are still attacking us. They manage to multi-task their terror rather effectively.

Rafi G. said...

thanks. at least I will have 1 visitor...
then again, I don't think I have any readers from Sderot, so i doubt my idea will be implemented. Ergo, I will not be tried for starting a war or anything like that....

Anonymous said...

I would agree that we need to go in there and clean things up...but isn't that the "diversion" that both Fatah and Hamas want so that they have a reason to band together against the Jews?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Safranit.
Although I don't really think Kahane was wrong, at this moment in time the palestinians are too busy killing each other which is a good thing for the world in general, so let's NOT give them a reason to stop by interrupting them.

Anonymous said...

The situation with Sderot is simply incomprehensible.

It was heartbreaking to see a quiet, pretty, peaceful town turned into a war zone when I visited a few weeks before Pesach.

Now if only they would start firing rockets at their fellow terrorist friends in neighboring countries. What a party that would be.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Safranit and others:

Unfortunately, they aren't "too busy" killing each other -- and have managed to effectively multitask between killing each other and fire Qassam rockets at us.

Normally, I would agree with you, but they are shooting at us NOW...

Your Correspondent said...

The Palestinians are just "Boiling the frog" in Sderot. It's time for the frog to jump out of the pot.

The area in Gaza that is in Qassam range of Sderot should be cleared out. Remove the population to another location. Put up a series of walls. Enforce it. Leave the evacuated area as a free-fire zone.

Anything less is putting a band-aid on a cancer.

Anonymous said...

i say just give out free drugs to everyone in gaza and then when theyre all high send in the IDF to collect the weapons and replenish the good stuff.

Kamagra said...

Although I don't really think Kahane was wrong, at this moment in time the palestinians are too busy killing each other which is a good thing for the world in general.

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