This past Sunday night, Israel capitulated once again to the Hamas terrorists who unleashed over 700 rockets into Israel killing 4 Jews and wounding over 100, by pulling back its military and stopping retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza. This latest surrender by the supposedly superior forces of Israel was brokered by Egypt and the U.N, both Israel hating entities. Whenever these Palestinians decide to attack Israel to terrorize and kill civilians, they do so clearly knowing all too well that Israel would quickly agree to a temporary cease fire obediently awaiting the next onslaught. This stupidity has to end. But Netanyahu doesn’t seem to have the guts of his brother, Yonatan, who was a real warrior to act as a warrior to defend his own people.
Bibi had the audacity to state, “the campaign is not over and it requires patience and judgment.” It also requires his attendance at the bedside of the many Israelis wounded and at the funerals of the four killed in this latest mini-war to explain to the grieving families just what is it that they don’t understand. How many more of these surrenders to Islamic terrorists who at will, brazenly attack Israel, must Bibi’s constituents have to endure? Just why can’t Israel see fit to protect its citizens by just using its vaunted military might to preemptively eradicate the terrorists who attack, kill, then raise their hands in feigned surrender, while planning the next assault? This has been going on since 2007 when Israel departed the Gaza strip and turned in over to Palestinian thugs. What did Israel expect when it made that move?
From the coastal city of Ashdod, where a man was killed by an incoming rocket, Jacque Mendel, a resident, raised the point that we have made many times in our editorials, “When we have the upper hand, we need once and for all to finish the terror because this will repeat itself and will not stop.” The plain people of Israel have had enough of treating its enemies with compassion. Jews in Israel no longer have to fear being led obediently to their deaths. They have not only the military might but the basic right to protect its citizens by taking the battle to its enemies and to destroy them, once and for all. Benny Gantz, a political opposition leader to Bibi claimed that ending the current retaliatory action so quickly amounted to “another surrender to the extortion of Hamas and the terror organizations.”
We keep thinking of the strategy called, “Unconditional Surrender” utilized by the Allies to put an end to WWII. We pummeled our enemies relentlessly and without mercy forcing them to surrender, give up their weapons and with that we created a lasting peace in Europe and Asia. Netanyahu, a student of history and an elected leader, must use this blueprint to put a stop to the endless campaigns of the Palestinians to wear down the Israeli people. Crush the enemy now!!