The Proper Response to Terror
5 more Jews have been murdered and scores wounded in yet another terror attack upon the Jewish State. In this instance, the suicide bomber was released from an Israeli prison just over a month ago.
Let us understand, once and for all, how it is that we should and should not be responding to terror:
1) A security fence is not the answer to terrorism, as it fails to fight terror while returning Israel to, in the words of Abba Eban, Auschwitz borders.
2) Temporary roadblocks and checkpoints are not the answer to terror.
3) Bombing open fields is not the answer to terror.
4) Fortifying roofs against rocket and mortar attack, and developing early warning systems is not the answer to terror.
5) Building tunnels and bypass roads is not the answer to terror.
6) Disengaging and retreating from Jewish land and handing it over to our enemies is not the answer to terror.
7) Providing our enemies with weapons and releasing terrorists from prison is not the answer to terror.
As I made clear in a recent post, the "Palestinians" seek nothing less than the destruction of the Jewish State and Jewish sovereignty anywhere in the Land of Israel. As such, it is time to call a spade a spade, and recognize that the "Palestinians" are our enemy, and the PLO / PA is the head of the snake and must be crushed.
One doesn't make peace with enemies; one fights their enemies until they capitulate.
There was Arab terror against the Jews before the establishment of the State of Israel, and there was Arab terror against Jews before there were ever any "occupied territories". There was Arab terror against Jews before the "peace process", and there has been Arab terror against Jews since the "peace process. There has been Arab terror against Jews before "Disengagement" and there has been Arab terror against Israel since "Disengagement".
Until the "Palestinians" and the rest of the Arab world are prepared to accept a Jewish State in the Land of Israel, then we must view them as our enemies. So long as the "Palestinians" and the Arab world continue to incite their masses (and particularly their children) to hate the Jewish State and People, they will be treated as our enemies. Anyone who is prepared to accept a Jewish State in the Land of Israel can live together with us in peace, anyone who is unable to accept these terms is better off finding someplace else to live.
The time has come to act decisively against our enemies, as only this will provide, in the long-term, the Jewish State with true peace and security.
True, the world will raise a fuss. The world has always cried out anytime Jews have stood up to defend themselves and their rights. The world has always been prepared to offer flowery eulogies over weak and dead Jews. I prefer the former over the latter, for it means that the Jewish People are alive, proud and free.
If we are not prepared to stand up and fight for our rights, for our security, for a true, just and lasting peace - one that where the Jewish People will be able to live as proud Jews in the State of Israel throughout the Land of Israel, then we have no future here in the Land of Israel, and we should do everyone a favor and pack our bags now.
I do not doubt for a moment that following this course of action will be difficult in the short term, but I do not believe it will be any more difficult than the pain and hardships involved in burying yet more dead Jews, murdered for comitting the crime of living as proud Jews in the Jewish State in the Land of Israel.