Beneath the Wings is by no means a political blog. There are more than enough political bloggers on the Israeli scene. But for once I do want to say that I am 100% behind the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) and operation "cast lead". I know that arab civilians will be killed, but if and when so, it is the very unfortunate fact that they chose to live and stay (despite warnings) near military targets. And if Hamas forces them to be there, may I suggest that they NOT vote for Hamas in the next election....
I do know that Arabs walk the streets of my town without fear. They walk in Jerusalem without terror. Israel never targets civilians.
On the other hand, woe to the Israeli driver who by mistake enters a palestinian or pro-palestinian area. He will be lucky to escape with his life. (My son-in-law was lynched by Arabs and was rescued at the last moment.) Hamas is already warning that attacks on buses, civilians, etc. will continue. (Not that they ever stopped trying...)
And the latest news is that there was a stabbing in "Kiryat Sefer". Actually, it was in Kiryat Sefer's sister city, Brachfeld. How do I know? It happened on my son's street. Lovely people, the Arabs... wish they would all go to &*%$^#%#^% (at least those who do/support/ and or are glad about terror). Sorry, but that is how I see things. Not politically correct in America. My brother will be upset at me, but I am sick and tired of all the terror here.
DIDN'T WE WITHDRAW FROM THE WEST BANK? Didn't they have a chance then to change and work towards peace? Has any country in the world thrown its own citizens (towns of them...)out of legally acquired homes for the sake of peace?
What did it help? NOTHING. Peace needs TWO partners. One is not enough.
Americans do not understand that the Arab culture and mentality is NOT LIKE THE WESTERN one. Polite resolutions just don't work. Too bad the Arabs don't give up this war. They could have jobs, income, etc., if they would choose to make peace. (A REAL peace.)