By Shalom Pollack
Day Six of the Â third round
For the first time in these six days of hostilities an Israeli civilian was Â seriously injured by a Â Kassam rocket that landed in Ashdod. The amazing “Iron Dome” missile defense system is not infallible and shrapnel hit the Â teen from twenty five Â yards Â away. We are praying for his Â life right now.
Another young man, a soldier on the Â border, was hit Â with mortar shrapnel a few Â days Â ago and is Â now out of critical Â condition, than God.
Curiously, this Â combat soldier comes Â from Itamar, a village in Samaria. It is one of the “settlements” that Â the Israeli Â Left would love to bulldoze Â and give to the terrorists of the Â Palestinian Authority, it is Â the one area that Â has been safe Â from terrorist rocket attacks during this Â latest round. There are Israelis that would transform it Â into another launching pad Â for Â rockets Â as they have done in their Â great wisdom in Â Gush Katif in Gaza.
Last night Â there Â were Â demonstrations in Tel Aviv. You guessed it. The “enlightened ones” have Â begun calling for a cessation of Israeli attacks in Â Gaza. It’s the Â same Â story all over again. Our enemies can Â always rely on their Â allies in Israel. It is Â all Â just too Â predictable.
Lenin called the Â fools in the West Â who defended Â Communism , his”useful Â idiots” They were Â mostly Jewish then as well…
Last night at eight oclock, Hamas made a dramatic Â announcement: “At nine o clock Tel Aviv Â (including the useful idiots) will be visited Â with a massive Â missile barrage. Residents Â have one hour to leave the city”
They Â did attack, but Â “the Iron Dome”, and the Shield of Â Abraham Â above it, intercepted Â them all, saving tens of thousands of lives.
They were Â returning the favor:Â WeÂ call each building that we Â target that Â houses terrorists or missiles, Â andÂ theyÂ call Â to sayÂ theyÂ are going to Â wipe out a city – because it houses Â Jews, Â Evacuate. Â Fair is fair.
As night falls today, the Arabs of Hamastan have shot over one hundred Â missiles into Israel, as far north as the Galilee. I shudder to think that each one of them was Â meant to kill as many as my brothers Â and sisters Â – and children as possible.
I also shudder as I remember how Â Yitzchak Â Rabin assured us there Â neverÂ will be a missile fired from Gaza (so we can comfortably Â hand it over to Arafat) and Shimon Peres made light of the missile Â threat when he coined the Â scornful phrase, “Kassam Kashmam”.
Commentators tell us that Hamas is waiting Â for the big one – that is a Â strike that will kill a whole lot of Jews, children would be Â a particular Â delight. Then, the Arab mobs in Gaza, Ramallah, Jerusalem Â and in Haifa Â can finally celebrate as they Â did Â when our three Â boys Â were Â found Â murdered.
So far they Â are Â very frustrated and Â we hear the Â usual complaints Â from the Â world about how lopsided this Â conflict is. Almost two hundred Â “Palestinians” killed with over one thousand wounded Â and Â we have Â so very few Â causalities! Truly unfair!
We Â have some Â explaining to Â do don’t we !?
Thank God. Thank Â God.
As a Â very Â great man once said, “I Â prefer an unpopular Israel to a Â popular Auschwitz” Â He Â was so ,so right Â – about this too.