Israel's Predicatable (Non) Response
Israel has decided to respond to yesterday's unforgivable murder of 3 Jewish youth in Gush Etzion and the wounding of 5 others:
The Jerusalem Post reports:
In response, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz cut security contact with the Palestinians and ordered the IDF to reestablish the roadblocks it had removed over the past year and to reimpose controversial blockades on Palestinian cities, a security source said.
"We want the dialogue with the Palestinians to continue but we can't if the Palestinian Authority doesn't start taking significant and active steps against the terrorist organizations," Mofaz said Sunday evening.
I am not interested in dialogue with "Palestinians" - I am interested in those 3 Jews who were murdered still being alive. I am interested in the government of the State of Israel, once and for all, taking the steps needed to end the terror threat hanging over Israel. I am not interersted in having security contact with the "Palestinains', I am interested in our leadership standing up and calling a spade a spade - that the "Palestinians" seek the destruction of Israel, and acting against them accordingly.
The Jerusalem Post continues:
"The terrorists are trying to establish new rules," the official said. "They are trying to turn the focus on Judea and Samaria, and maintain a semblance of quiet in Gaza. But it won't work. Our policy is that there will be no geographical difference in our response to terror."
Well, if that's the case, then I have no doubt that terror will flourish in Judea and Samaria, just as it did in Gaza, with minimal Israeli response (short of bombing open fields).
The official said that Israel would step up its arrests of terror suspects and renew targeted assassinations in the wake of Sunday's killings. These tactics were used in late September following the upsurge of violence from Gaza.
Why do all there arrests take place after Jews are murdered. If Israel knows where all these terrorists are, then arrest them before, and eliminate those who threaten the Jewish People and State before they can strike against us. All of these acts that come after the murderous attacks will not bring back a single Jewish life (and chances are, most of those arrested will be released eventually, anyway).
No amount of international opinion is worth the life of a single Jew. Israel must act in its own best interests, and if it chooses not to, then the blood of all Jews killed as a result is on their hands.