The Real "Cycle of Violence"
Today, 5 more Jews / Israelis were murdered in yet another Arab terror attack, this one a suicide bombing outside a shopping mall in Netanya, with the explicit goal of seeking to demoralize and destroy the Jewish State of Israel.
Those that were murdered today are victims of the endless "cycle of violence" of which Israel finds itself at the center of.
No, I am not referring to the "cycle of violence" that world uses to justify the murder of Jews, whereby Israel is guilty for taking actions to defend itself, and in doing so, invites more attacks against itself.
The "cycle of violence" to which I refer is the result of the Government of Israel failing to eliminate the constant threat hanging over the Jewish State of Israel and her citizens - whether the threat is suicide bombers outside of shopping malls or Qassam rocket attacks - and the Government of Israel’s lack of response to these continued violence, which only serves to encourage more violence against the Jewish State whose end result is more dead Jews.
Two Qassam rockets shattered the twilight calm yesterday in the western Negev's Moshav Shuva, near Netivot. A more powerful Qassam than the rockets hitherto fired from Gaza into Israel... Five other Qassams - of the familiar old-fashioned sort - struck the western Negev, Sderot and Nahal Oz over the weekend...
For its part, Israel's response is confused. On the one hand tough messages are relayed via governments abroad to the PA, and the defense minister issues stern warnings that Israel will retaliate for each attack. Concomitantly, though, Israel continues to make friendly gestures to a PA leadership that is failing to meet its fundamental obligations. Thus it is announced that 2,000 more Gazan workers will be allowed employment in Israel, bringing the total to 7,000.
Thus far, the IDF's response to rocket fire has proved ineffective. Hitting back after the rockets and mortars have been fired and their crews have fled from the launch sites is pointless. (Courtesy of the Jerusalem Post).
And would anyone be surprised to find out that the suicide bomber was one of the 7,000 Arabs that the Government of Israel continues to allow into Israel from Gaza (even though it vowed to end this practice once all the Jews had been expelled from Gaza).
Or, perhaps the suicide bomber was a Hamas (or Islamic Jihad) terrorist who was able to cross into Gaza from Egypt, now that the Rafah border crossing is under total PLO sovereignty (courtesy of the Jerusalem Post):
In recent days Israel has sharply criticized the Palestinian Authority for letting Hamas terrorists cross into Gaza... But, under the terms of the American-brokered agreement between Israel and the PA concerning Rafah, entrance is allowed to anyone with a Palestinian ID.
There is in fact a "cycle of violence', and the Government of Israel is guilty of perpetuating it.
The time has long since passed for Israel to end this maddening "cycle of violence" that only leaves the Jewish People and State with more and more dead Jews to bury and mourn, and countless broken lives and hearts left in its wake.
It has to stop, and if the Government of Israel is not prepared to do so, then it must step aside and let others who are all too willing and able take their stead and put an end to this war of destruction against the Jewish State and bring a true and lasting peace to Israel, the Jewish People, and the entire region.