Tuesday, November 20, 2007

And you shall not sacrifice your children to Molech

Ido Zoldan with his wife and son
Reproduction photo: Yossi Dagan, Homesh First headquarters

"And you shall not sacrifice your children to Molech".

Last night there was a terror attack in our area. At 11:18 PM there was a drive-by shooting attack, in which a 29 year old Ido Zoldan was killed. The terrorists riddled Zoldan's car with bullets and escaped. Zoldan's car drove off the road and came to a stop. The first person to stop and help already determined Zoldan wasn't breathing and had no pulse. A resident of Shavei Shomron, I met Zoldan during the Chomesh "standoff" during the Disengagement, when I lived in Chomesh in a tent. He was a charismatic idealist, an officer in the IDF reserves paratrooper brigade, married to Tehila, father of 2 little children.

Immediately after the attack, the Palestinian Authority's "Fatah Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade" group proudly claimed responsibility for the attack.

There are many who say that living in the settlements in a ridiculous thing to do, a needless endangerment of people's lives. I have heard leftists say "why sacrifice your children to Molech, why worship the land?"

And yet, I think back to when I moved to the settlements. There didn't used to be terror on the roads like this. This official security establishment estimate in 1993 was that there were a grand total of 15 weapons in the West Bank on the eve of the Olso accords.

And yet, even when we say it's a terrible idea, PM Olmert continues to free terrorists...even Fatah terrorists...who then continue to shoot at us. Ehud Olmert and Condoleeza Rice have the blood of Zoldan on her hands. The US is forcing Israel to release even more Fatah terrorists (450) before the upcoming Annapolis Peace convention. Fatah, not Hamas, as a goodwill gesture to PA PM Muhamed Abbas. We said this would happen.

We do the best we can to protect ourselves, but when Rice and Olmert are willing to sacrifice our lives for the Molech Annapolis Convention, they must be told that their actions are immoral.

Don't sacrifice our lives, do not demand that Israel release more terrorists.

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael


YMedad said...

Did you know that some US official considers the road map procedure of first assuring Israel's security something tyrannical?


Olah Chadasha said...

Baruch Dayin Ha'Emet. 100% agree with you, Jameel. Very frustrated right now. May G-d grant us the Geula in the Z'chut of people like Ido.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that a bypass road still hasn't been built around Funduq to connect Shavei Shomron with Kedumim and Immanuel.

Hopefully, this village will get the curfews, checkpoints, and demolitions as punishment for killing Ido Zoldan.

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