As the Gaza withdrawal nears, Rabbis, students, families, and angry Israeli’s are still infiltrating Gaza to stand in solidarity with their brethren, who face yet another raising of their homes and deportation. Many protesters are staying with families, some are staying in bomb shelters (the safest place when in Gaza), and others are staying in old buidlings or wherever there is room. They’ve come to support those who are hurting, and pray for God’s protection. As one Rabbi explained, they aren’t there to commit violence, but to stand with their fellow Jews.
“The newspapers make it seem like all these crazy protesters came here to live and start trouble,” he said. “Really, people in this community came peacefully to study Torah and show solidarity. We don’t have a violent thing about us.”
Violence, however, is not far off. Hamas is still firing an average of 3 mortars and rockets a day. At least five rockets and eight mortars were shot at Katif this week, two in Nezer Hazani.
The religious Jews staying in Gaza, when asked what they will do when told to leave, don’t believe the evacuation will happen. Judging by history they may be right. God has been watching over the Holy Lands.
Lutz [a Rabbi staying in Gaza] explained, “Everyone in power who tried to give up the land of Israel failed and was forced from the government. In 1979, with the Sinai it was different because that was not part of Israel.
“But [Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak] Rabin failed with Oslo. [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu [who negotiated the Wye River Accords to give contiguous territory to the Palestinians] lost his government. Barak failed completely [after offering the Palestinians Judea, Samaria, Gaza and the eastern section of Jerusalem at Camp David.]
“So too, this plan will not go through. No one, not even Sharon, can take the land of Israel from the people of Israel.”
While Jews are planning their stand against the IDF, Hamas is using it’s official radio station in Gaza to broadcast instructions to terrorists in the field, and direct the firing of mortars and rockets at Gaza’s Jewish communities. I’m sure you haven’t seen mention in the MSM of the 120 rockets launched at Gaza settlements just in the past week. That’s because it’s only terrorism when an American or European is injured or killed.
With Hamas broadcasting their targets and ordering rocket and mortar attacks on 106.7 FM, complete with military instructions, you would think it would be quite easy for the Palestinian Authority to track down these terrorists and put a stop to their daily attacks. But, why should they? As the AP consistently reports, Israel has already broken the cease fire agreement and left it in tatters by killing a few terrorists in retaliation. Thus, the media has declared the cease fire dead and freed up Hamas to continue attacks with wild abandon.
Hamas’ broadcast schedule also included a sermon encouraging solidarity with the Jihadists in Iraq and praised the attacks on Americans and the British. Now, THAT should count as terrorism. After all, it’s American’s not Jews. Threats against America or Europe are worthy of investigation, right? *crickets chirping*
WWII death camp uniforms for pullout
Some residents of the northern Gaza settlement of Elei Sinai said Thursday they planned to wear Nazi concentration camp prisoner uniforms when security forces evacuate them from their homes during the disengagement. The striped uniforms, which were to include yellow Stars of David with the word “Jude” sewn on to the lapels, have already arrived. Those who plan to wear the uniforms are angered that Sharon has done little to provide a life for them after the evacuation.
But protest organizers are hoping to see many settlers join them, Itzik Gabai, one of those spearheading the protest, told Army Radio.
“I can’t find any difference between what is happening to us now and what happened then [during the Holocaust],” said Gabai.
He said the government has not offered any housing solutions for the settlers, except temporary campsites.
“The Sela [Disengagement Administration] directors have come out with different announcements that there is a solution for every settler,” said Gabai. “I don’t see any solution – they haven’t provided any solution.”
Israel Plans High-Tech Barrier Around Gaza
If the Jews in Gaza are successfully thrown out of their homes, Sharon has already drawn up plans for protecting Israel from the very terrorists he’s rewarding with land and a more strategic position from which to launch rockets.
Israel is increasing security at its border with the Gaza Strip in anticipation of next month’s withdrawal, the army said Thursday, disclosing details of a high-tech complex to ring the coastal strip with what it hopes will be the world’s most impenetrable barrier.
The barrier system will surround Gaza with fences, electronic sensors, watchtowers mounted with remote-control machine guns, and hundreds of video and night vision cameras, the military said.
In the West Bank on Thursday, Israeli forces killed an Islamic Jihad activist in an arrest raid, the military said. Soldiers surrounded a house in the village of Shufa and ordered everyone out. The activist’s father emerged and said no one else was inside, but a dog sent in by soldiers found the suspect, and soldiers killed him.
Army Radio reported he was involved in the July 12 suicide bombing in the nearby city of Netanya that killed five Israelis.
These are the new residents of Gaza, and this is what’s required to live next to them. I’ll never understand why the Israeli government continues to negotiate with murderers.
After reading the extreme security measures that will be required to protect Israel from Gaza terrorists, consider Vice Premier Shimon Peres’ recommendation.
Visiting Gaza on Thursday, Vice Premier Shimon Peres called for massive international aid to upgrade the crossings for the good of the Palestinian economy.
“We don’t want to leave Gaza and keep Gaza closed. We want to facilitate movement of people and movement of goods,” Peres said during a tour of two of the crossings.
WHAT?!! You need security barriers, fences, watchtowers, sensors, and machine guns to protect yourselves from the animals you invited to live next door, and you want to make the movement of people and goods easier and more convenient for these new neighbors? Is there any doubt who those border crossers will be and what kind of goods they’ll be moving?
And finally, speaking of machine guns, where are all the PA M-16s? That’s the headline of a Jerusalem Post article today.
U.S. Gen. Wm. Ward said he cannot account for thousands of M-16 assault rifles, which Israel gave to the PA. Another official offered no clear way to stop Hamas from getting American aid money.
Israel’s counter-terrorism policy: When hit with a wave of terrorist attacks, rockets, mortars, and suicide bombers, the first step should be to give your enemy your land, your people’s homes and businesses, and easy access across your borders. For good measure, give them your M-16 rifles as well. And don’t forget the humanitarian aid money for Hamas.