Thursday, August 10, 2006

No choice? This time, no excuses

Abbagav makes an excellent point:

How often have you heard the excuse that the suicide bombers and terrorist attackers go after Israeli civilians with 'Allahu Akbar' fury because they have no other choice, since they don't have advanced weapons and missiles like Israel does? But now on Israel's northern border, and coming from Gaza too, we see that the moment Jihadists do get their missiles, they don't use them to go after Israeli artillery pieces as the apologists would have you expect. Now that Jihad has a choice, it still prefers sending its explosives at hospitals and city centers, as if the missile is just a suicide bomber upgrade. Yesterdays missile strike on Israeli reserve soldiers gathered for a meeting is the exception that proves the rule: it was essentially a lucky shot, the first notable hit against a military target after the prior 3000 Katyusha's had landed on apartment buildings, schools and businesses from Haifa to Naharia to Tzfat, leaving Israel's uniformed combatants and equipment massed near the border all but ignored.

And Israelinsider talks about one of the Jewish martyrs, an incredibly selfless young man who gave his life to save his comrades (not to kill innocents):

It was that same high moral sense that led Major Roi Klein (H.y.d.) to volunteer to lead his unit in Lebanon. Roi, 31 years old and the father of two boys, was an accomplished musician, a superb commander and a Torah scholar. When his unit was attacked in Bint J'beil, he and his men were surrounded in an ambush. One of the terrorists lobbed a grenade towards the group. Roi yelled out "Sh'ma Yisrael" and jumped on the grenade. He took the brunt of the explosion and saved many of his men. This, too, was a different sort of morality.

While the world's media remains obsessed with Lebanese victims and Lebanese refugees, manipulated by blatantly twisted reporting by Arab stringers, as usual the Jewish victims and the Jewish refugees (one-third of the country has been pretty much evacuated!) struggle on, ignored, discounted, "only Jews, after all". Thank G-d for America, and for the millions of Jews around the world who are supporting their brothers and sisters in Israel in their fight for their lives, with solidarity, prayers, money, and material aid. We stand with you, we support you, we honour you, and we will continue to tell the truth in the face of the lies. Israel, we are so proud of you! A light unto the nations indeed.


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