Beyond the Cusp

August 1, 2018

The Sorry State with Gaza

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 2:00 AM
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The really great news is that there has been in effect for two weeks a peace agreement between Hamas and Islamic Jihad with the Israelis arranged by Egypt, a presumed trusted friend of Israel through whom the treaty of peace was arranged. There is further good news in that since the treaty there have been next to no rockets fired into Israel from Gaza. But there is an unfortunate side to our news. Not all is well on the border between Israel and Gaza. In the past few weeks there have been two soldiers shot by snipers and the IDF has reason to believe both were shot by the same sniper. As if this was not sufficient suffering in Israel as the nation mourns the loss of every soldier as we are both nation and family, the family of Jacob, son of Izsak, son of Avraham. This supposed peace treaty appears to have a hole in it, a rather large hole through which the incendiary kites and balloons have continued to be loosed into Israel continuing to set fires in the few fields which have survived them to date. The reasoning from Hamas is that they cannot control the youths who are committing these acts, and that it is simply harmless fun. Hamas makes these claims in order to establish their supposed innocence thus avoiding Israeli reprisals. The problem with this situation is that the pleas from Hamas has worked in preventing any further attacks by Israel targeting Hamas and Islamic Jihad weapons stores and training areas. One who is unversed in such things as international intrigues, nation to nation treaties, peace accords or dealings through go-betweens to arrange peace, or at least supposed end to hostilities, with Hamas or other terror entitles; but we have always believed that ceasefires or peace treaties, whichever name they carry, were meant to end all hostilities, stressing the word all, and not to allow the continued attempts to incinerate farmlands, forests, wildlife preserves, synagogues, communities and family homes. As such has continued, why does Israel keep this one-sided treaty?

 

Perhaps we are thinking on a level nowhere near as sophisticated as our leaders who know that Israel must face the world and the opinions of the many leaders of the nations within. Apparently, at least from where we sit, the threat of having balloons with incendiary devices attached falling onto your home and possibly destroying the house and threatening anybody within at the time is a suffering which some Israelis must bear such that trade with Europe continues unabated and our leaders remain free to travel the world. They have seen how in past times generals, ministers and other people of import have been threatened with arrest should they arrive in some European nations. Special permissions and arrangements were necessary in order to permit Tzipi Livni to make an appearance upon invitation in London, as there is an arrest warrant for her for crimes against humanity. These charges were made once upon a time when her political persuasion was far more nationalistic and conservative which made her a pariah to the leftists of BDS and other anti-Israel, anti-Zionist and often anti-Semitic groups who wage warfare. These are such things that those who hold positions of importance and power must face, things people such as ourselves need not fear. Perhaps these threats of alienation by their peers in power in other nations prevent their acting to force Hamas to honor the ceasefire they agreed to make when negotiating through Egypt. Apparently, it was not enough that Hamas screamed peace, peace and there is no peace but those cries came almost immediately after close to two-hundred rockets had been launched into southern Israel. They succeeded in preventing any retaliatory strikes with their cries but still they complain of lacking the power to prevent youths from continuing the attempted incineration of southern Israel. Hamas, the totalitarian rulers who hold all the weapons and power claim they are incapable of preventing youths flying incendiary kites and balloons into Israel is as laughable as it is ridiculous. We all know these actions are being carried out at their behest and likely these youths are being paid to continue their assaults as well as being provided with the incendiary devices and the kites and balloons with which to launch them.

 

This is simply terrorism by a new method and it will not stop unless Israel insists it stop by providing the leaders of Hamas with some very good reasons to end this practice. If the Israeli leadership, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Lieberman, were questioned as to what they are planning to do about these arson attacks ongoing around the Gaza border against the residents of the south, they would most likely give some non-answer which would be wordy and cumbersome to the ear while saying absolutely nothing and dismissing these attacks as a minor annoyance. Be that as it may, can we suggest that we provide the leadership of Hamas and Islamic Jihad with a minor annoyance? Perhaps we could use one of those quadcopters which are deadly silent to drop a few incendiary devices on selected targets in Gaza. May we suggest as such a target the house of Hamas leaders and Islamic Jihad leaders? Let them taste what they are attempting to force on Israeli civilians in the south of our nation. Thus far, the leadership of Hamas and Islamic Jihad have not faced any real inconvenience despite the wars and endless terrorist attacks emanating from Gaza with people wrapped in bomb-belts attempting to blow up clinics and hospitals which had treated them as was attempted by a young female burn victim. Other bombings have drastically worse results as reported by Haaretz in their article titled, “4 Killed as Hamas Woman Blows Herself Up at Eretz Checkpoint.” Oddly enough, Gaza has not been as volatile when it comes to terror attacks, their actions are attacks over the border fence with rockets, mortars, missiles and not kites and balloons and even birds such as the falcon which died from the wounds it received as it flew with burning streamers tied to its feet as we reported here.

 

Collection of Hamas Incendiary Kites and Balloons

Collection of Hamas Incendiary Kites and Balloons

 

Israel does not occupy Gaza as all Israeli citizens, military posts, political representation and anything else which was not nailed down, and even a few items which were nailed down, left. Israel even exhumed every grave for reburial within Israel. The border between Gaza and Israel is in all reality an international border and as such, any act of aggression across that border is actually an act of war. There are no Israelis within Gaza and have not been since the August and September disengagement when Gaza was turned over to the Palestinian Authority such that they could exhibit their great and driving desire to make a real and functioning nation state given the opportunity. For almost two years, Gaza displayed little if any progress towards having a viable economy or functional governance. This was before there were any restrictions from Israel leaving Gaza open for trade with any nations they desired and nothing happened, nothing changed. There was no blockade yet the port remained relatively untended not being used for much if any commerce. The lack of effort was so great that the people actually backed the Hamas takeover of Gaza in 2007. This was when Israel initiated the blockade where goods were delivered through the Israeli port in Ashdod where the items are inspected and if they are not on the prohibit list are sent directly into Gaza by tractor-trailer. More often than not, the goods are delivered the same day or the next day providing Hamas is not launching attacks on the crossings, something they do at regular intervals (see image below). Israel has often allowed shipments of dual use items into Gaza to permit rebuilding of damaged apartments and other structures. Almost none of these repairs have been performed. Since 2007, despite being given sufficient building supplies, there has not been a school, hospital, water treatment, desalinization plant or other public works construction all the while near countless tunnels have been built all throughout Gaza and infiltration tunnels have been built under the border into Israel for the intended use of abductions or murders of Israelis, more often than not this would mean civilians. Israel has destroyed the majority of these tunnels and others have simply collapsed during construction. These tunnels could have built all the items listed above and even new Mosques, if such were desired over tunnels to kill Israeli civilians.

 

Gas Pipes Set Ablaze at the Kerem Shalom Gaza Crossing to Israel

Gas Pipes Set Ablaze at the Kerem Shalom Gaza Crossing to Israel

 

There exists one last inconsistency in Gaza. Gaza could easily be considered that Palestinian State free of all Israeli influence if the Palestinian Authority had made any effort. Had the disengagement proven that the Palestinian leaders desired peace and normalcy, then they would have their state both in Gaza and the Shomron and might have gained that peace with favorable borders they tell the world they honestly seek. Yet, when given the opportunity they simply use the area to attack Israel and make war and launch terrorist attacks, missiles, mortars, stabbing attacks and suicide bombers. But the most perplexing item is that within Gaza there are eight or nine refugee camps. Palestinians whose only difference from the population of Gaza is they sit within a barbed wire enclosure and are not permitted to live a normal life, work a normal job and the children are fed hatred of Israel and Jews instead of an education thanks to the United Nations UNWRA agency. Some of those unfortunates kept in squalor of these refugee camps have relatives who visit them through the fencing bringing them decent food. Why are those with family residing within the society left stranded within these camps? The reason is that the hope is still there to have the world force Israel to accept five to eight million fanatically educated Arabs and grant them immediate citizenship, thus sacrificing Israel to Arab demands. There would be no Jewish Homeland the next morning should such ever be realized. In Syria, some of the very first targets of Bashir al-Assad’s barrel-bombs were the Palestinian refugee camps. Assad saw an opportunity to rid his nation of this blight and did so with malicious and murderous intent. There is apparently little Arab sympathy or unity with Palestinians in these camps being the treasured and respected victims garnering so much sympathy from their Arab brothers, well, at least not from their Alawite brother as Assad’s actions have proven.

 

There are some within Israel who have reached the point where they desire their government to simply tell the United Nations that under Article 80 of the U.N. Charter, the Mandate Acts, the Treaty of Sèvres, the Anglo-American Convention and the San Remo Conference, the recognized borders for Israel is from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea and all of these acts are upheld under international law. As this is reality and has nothing to do with the hatred spewed decisions from the General Assembly, we will grant the United Nations two weeks to arrive at a plan for resettling the Arabs, who due to their unceasing hostility have no place in our lands, elsewhere. Israel is even willing to assist those who will willing depart within the next six weeks with compensation for property and a thousand Euro bonus. The United Nations will have six months to remove these people and resettle them elsewhere and if this is not completed by a given date, then Israel will simply push them out of our lands. This is becoming something Israelis are very willing to accept as it has become obvious that the only settlement the Arabs will accept is no Israel as the home of the Jewish People and as they refuse to allow us even a square millimeter of land, we will gladly accept that which the League of Nations and the world promised and have an end to this nonsense. The Jews are permitted their ancient homeland, as should be every indigenous people. The Arabs are indigenous to the Arabian Peninsula and were conquerors who came and threw out or murdered many Jews who were residing here. Jews have resided in the area of Israel, later called Judea from which the word Jew is derived, and it was a Roman name alluding to the Philistines that gave the region the name of Syria Palaestina. We have survived Hittite, Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Arab Caliphate, Ottoman Turks and British invaders. We have reestablished our homeland under Jewish rule and that should and will be the end of it, period. Eventually, you will see, this will be the solution as it is the only solution which will allow the Jewish People to continue to exist as anything less will leave the Jews still vulnerable to the exigencies and uncertainties of foreign rulers, something we have suffered beneath for over two and a half millennia and refuse to do so ever again. This is our lands which we have lived in and when away desired our return for over three millennia. So, work out that plan and make haste or we shall.

 

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  1. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

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