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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Rumbles, Terrorist Activities in Gaza and Samaria

Nadene Goldfoot
Gaza is not "Occupied" by Israel, but is under the authority of Hamas, a terror organization which the people voted for.  Gaza is right next door to Israel, like across the street.  Since Israel pulled out, lock, stock and barrel, they've been the targets of an ongoing raining of missiles, mortars and rockets.  It was done as a good will gesture towards peace but instead got war in return.  This happened in August 2005 causing Jews to be resettled that were ousted from Gaza and 4 towns in northern West Bank (Judea and Samaria).

The IAF struck back at 3 factories who were making weapons in the central part of Gaza on Saturday night and hit 2 terror tunnels as well, one in northern Gaza and one in the south.  This came as a response to the killing of a 21 year old IDF soldier when terrorists tried to infiltrate the western Negev from Gaza early Friday morning in the fog.

The terrorists had been advised some time ago that Israel is no longer just sitting on their haunches while they are being used as target practice.  If their Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers are harmed in these terrorist acts, Israel will respond.  Israel tries to take out the sources of the problems and not the people in the area like the rockets, missiles and mortars can do when they fall everywhere into Israel.

 A separation barrier was built in 1994 by Israel between the two places to protect its citizens,  but it doesn't stop the lobbing of this shelling.  Gaza is only 13 miles away from the large city of Ashkelon, Portland's sister city and cite of  the big hospital, "The Barzilai Medical Center which services all people, Palestinians and Israelis.  Sitting right on the border just about is the town of Sderot  "which has been in the line of all the fire which has been under constant attack, shock and confusion, suffering daily fears and a regular routine of silent threat."

And then we have UNESCO's slant on things.  "At the three days of meetings in Paris, which began Wednesday, speakers charged Israel with “systematic terrorism,” “throttling the people” of Gaza, pursuing “criminal” policies and a “policy of racist violence.”  When will they ever  look into the causes of Israel's "throttlings?"  

Now that Abbas has teemed up with Hamas, there are more attacks on Jews coming from Judea and Samaria, who also are not "Occupied" by Israel.  The PA are the authority in their area, of which Abbas is responsible.  Israel's military looks out for the Jewish villages, towns and cities also located there.

 One such attack just came in Shomron, Samaria in the town of Yitzhar which is south of Nablus.  This is an Orthodox Jewish community of about 895 people.  Yitzhar lies in area C of the West Bank which is under Israel''s civil and security control.  They often have clashes with Israel's security force and the local Palestinians.

Two incidents happened with one attack prevented by the Israeli security team..  The proposed demolition of the Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El is thought to induce more violence. Some homes in this Beit El  have been deemed to be illegal according to Israel's Supreme Court and were ordered to be demolished, but has now been given a 60 day extension.  However, the Supreme Court has ruled that Israeli law does not apply in Judea and Samaria, which has never been annexed and remains under military rule.

 Two weeks ago some young people of Yitzhar fought with nearby PA Arabs.  When the army reached the scene one of the security force members wounded a Palestinian in retaliation to a threat from him.  Arson was one cause from either the residents or the Arabs.  Incitement is also a big cause for arrests.

It is the Palestinian goal of ousting all Jews from Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem and make it their state, which will be Judenrein, free of Jews.  On the other hand, Israel is made up of 1.4 million Arabs and is a democracy.  The fear is that this is only step one in ousting Jews out of Israel period, as they have threatened to do.

Resource: Arutz sheva  IAF Strikes Terror Targets in Gaza by Elad Benari
PA Arabs Attack, Israelis' Weapons confiscated by Maayana Miskin Beit El Israel's first Cantor of the IDF, a Lt. Col of the Paratroopers sings "Avinu" with Philharmic Orchestra. It's the prayer for the state of Israel.   Not a lot of connection with above essay except to say our soldiers are also abiding by Jewish ethics while doing their job of defending their people from onslaught.

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