Arutz Sheva’s lead story on its daily e-mail news summary reads: Hamas: Jews Must Run From Ashkelon Like From S'derot.
It looks like we’re going to war again.
The news of late has been dominated by the attempts of the IDF to retaliate to the hundreds of rockets launched against S’derot and the surrounding areas into submission/evacuation. A sample headline from yesterday’s Jerusalem Post: Eight killed as IAF strikes Hamas lawmaker's house.
Until just a few days ago, the assault of Qassam rockets barely touched the headlines of the international media. The news in Israel was dominated with the massive bombardment of S’derot, the inability of the local residents to cope, the offer of Anatoly Gaydamak, the owner of the Beitar Yerushalayim Football Club, to evacuate the residents of the city , and the anger and upsetment of the Israeli government at a billionaire stepping in to assert the sovereignty it had already abandoned.
The Gaza Arabs, who have finally figured out a “winning” strategy of concentrating rocket fire on one place at a time in order to drive out Israelis, should be dancing in the streets with joy. Well, they are dancing in the streets alright – dodging each others bullets.
Over the last few days, the IDF has finally responded – a missile strike here, a tank incursion there. Before long, the idiots in the international media and the post-colonialists in their amen corner will be hopping mad with Israel’s “disproportionate response.” There are already calls to send Arab troops to Gaza to prevent an Israeli re-occupation of the territory – this from the columnists (or is it calumnists?) of Yediot AHronot, a leftist Hebrew newspaper.
But, truth be told, it’s hard to work up a sweat of sympathy for the poor bastards in Gaza. After all
they destroyed the greenhouses they were gifted with in the summer of 2005; they kidnapped foreign journalists, and they have been bombarding Israel daily with Qassam rockets. It is a either a phenomenal coincidence – or Divine Providence – that tens of Israelis have not died in the Arab bombardment of S’derot and the surrounding areas since September 2005.