WAR DIARY 2:
Sunday: July 30, 2006
War Diary 2
It's Not Tit For Tat
Although I have been receiving numerous emails from people praying for Israel and sending us blessings from accross the globe, I've also received a couple of letters 'unsympathetic' to Israel saying that we are like 'nazis' in the way we are fighting the Hizzbullah terrorists in Lebanon. Some of the emails were quite cutting from people who have never even met me. I wonder what goes on in their minds that they feel they can write me, a stranger, such attacking emails. After hurling blame on Israel, they ended their emails with, "You guys just have to learn to sit at the table and work things out, but you can't go bombing a whole country and innocent people. Shame, shame, shame on you!" they wrote. I wonder, did they bother to send this same letter to the Hizzbullah? I think not. How naive and coarse they can be. It's like they have been ignoring the history of the region, where the Jews have constantly stretched our hands out for peace, only to have it sliced off in its attempts. What was Oslo but not a drastic (foolish and deadly as well) attempt to not only sit down at the table with terrorists, but also gave them land, a government, and weapons and training to build a police force (which became a terror army), when all they did was to agree to negotiate and not use violence any more, to further their goals. Israel made all the sacrifices, the terrorists, fed on it and demanded more, and spilled more blood.
Today the naive and sleepy ones are ranting that Israel is the one who does not make attempts at peace, and that it is us destroying a whole country (Lebanon). Never mind the decades of terror (hear the 4 part interview with Brigitte, a Lebanese Arab woman) and threats on the Lebanese people and Lebanese government from the fanatical Moslem terrorists.
The terrorists use the cowardly tactic of using civilians as shields. They store their weapons to kill and then shoot from places like their own mosques at Israel knowing that we respect places of worship and won't shoot back. A few U.N. troops were killed as well this way, with the Hizzbullah firing rockets from UN positions and then leaving the people in the area as the recipients of return fire. Well, this piece came my way and I thought I would post it for you, to show the difference between Israel and these Moslem terrorists in general:
Regarding the claims that Israel is smashing Lebanon indiscriminately, take a look at this map below showing the strategically targeted places that Israel has gone after to destroy the terrorist infrastructure. While the terrorist AIM for our towns and villages to kill as many civilians as possible, Israel has been careful to pin point only what is needed in order to destroy terror bases. Please feel free to pass this piece of information along. I don't know who to give credit to with this map, but it has brought some perspective and clarity to the real picture.
DEVESTATION? WHAT DEVASTATION?
The picture above is a map of Beirut. The blacked-out areas are those that have been bombed by Israel. As you can see, Israel's pin-point bombing is limited and highly targeted and does not represent 'mass destruction' as it is being described in the UN and world press.
At least 1,400 Katyushas have slammed into Israel's northern towns and cities in the last 2 1/2 weeks. Residential buildings, homes, farms (numerous cattle have been blown up and splattered in their grazing feilds) and the Hizzbullah promises more. This time, with more powerful missiles , and to cities deeper into Israel.
And yet, as much destruction as we have recieved, our death toll is far below what it should be. The G- of Israel watches over His people.
**** This just in froma guest on my show collecting for those in the bomb shelters in Northern Israel:
People who want to send money or food parcels for the people in the bombshelters in Kiryat Shemonah can send parcels and cheques to
Yeshivat Aloneh Habashan,
Moshav Aloneh Habashan
d.n. (Mobile Post) Ramat hagolan
Please mention on the envelope: Food for the Bombshelters.-----------
Or straight to the special account of the Yeshiva (mentioning: Food for the Bombshelters)
The account's IBAN is 0311353130 - Bank Beinle'umi (Code 031 - dpmnt Safet nr 1, account nr 353130
the SWIFT of the Bank is: FIRBILITXXX
Thank you Tamar,