The news even within Israel has come to accept a few stabbing attacks, a lesser amount of shooting and ramming crowds with vehicles and especially rock throwing of every size and the injuries which result as normal and not news-worthy. That has become our status-quo, our new normal. This was a part of the Second Intifada from which the Arab Palestinian Syrians, Egyptian, Iraqi, Saudi Arabians, Turkish and even Iranian and Yemenis learned that by staging stepped-up violence very slowly by increments introducing the next new tactic for the current intifada with one or two the first three or four weeks and then step it up slowly from there. The newest violence in the current intifada has been shooting attacks from sniper style shootings with the rare but occasional close-range shooting. The entire range of other attacks are still occurring on a regular basis but not greatly escalated so as to allow the frog to get used to the warmer water before turning it up towards boiling. We are not exactly thrilled with the fact that our government is more interested in eating one of our own soldiers more than they are going after known terrorist inciters and planners and bringing charges and drag them before a judge, not our soldiers who realize the truth; this is a war and one side must win if it is to ever end. In the end there will be only one state existing between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and we would really prefer that that state be Israel as the other choice ends any dream for a Jewish State anywhere in the world and with the slaughter of millions of Jews who were unable to flee in the ensuing days it took to totally defeat the IDF and gather the Jews from the conquered areas into camps ready for the slaughter, providing they do not shoot every Israeli non-Muslims and even assimilated Muslims as they advance. Whatever would happen, it would not be pretty.
Everybody is missing the point of the argument which devalues the claims made by the Arabs as their arrival by-and-large can be traced to post 1933 after much of the water reclamation had been established by early Jewish Zionists who had a great faith in Hashem and somewhat less an allegiance to the Rabbis and organized religion. For these Jews the call was to return to the land and the land would be kind to them and give them crops and all would be well. Perhaps it was not mentioned in the brochure but, they were going to need to dig irrigation canals and water-ways all while being shot at by the arriving Arabs largely from Syria who came and simply plopped themselves down and helped themselves to the land which the early Zionists had provided with water. After sufficient numbers of mostly Syrian Arabs had begun squatting on the land, they decided to do something about the Jews who were building the waterworks. They began shooting at them and whenever the British authorities would try to arrest an Arab or prevent their attacks on the Jews the Arabs rioted. This action had the exact result for which it had aimed; it ended any British attempts to prevent the Arabs from attacking Jews. The British found it far preferable for the Jews to be the targets than their troops, as their troops were obviously more important to the British than law producing order and thus risking British lives for Jewish lives just was not viewed as necessary.
The very first Zionist returnees came back to Eretz Yisroel, to what would eventually become Israel, and arrived in the 1850s up until the start of World War I. Parts of the fighting in World War I was, oddly enough, in the Middle East against the Ottoman Empire. The British reinforced their presence in Egypt largely and recruited some troops from north of the Sinai Peninsula and named the unit the Palestinian Brigade. Then in World War II again there was a Palestine Brigade which was largely manned by Jews. These Jewish units were disbanded almost immediately after the end of the war as the British were not going to pay a Jewish regiment if they were not under fire and in active combat or some other vital war necessary actions. This is also true for the Arab troops who made up as many as thirty-three percent according to some sources though most place the level closer to twenty percent with some estimates going even lower; those lower estimations are often received by hostile reaction from the Arab world who largely claim that their efforts in both World Wars entitled them to all the lands ever conquered by Islamic forces. This maximalist Islamic claim is at the heart of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas along with the various other Islamic terrorist forces and nations claims that all of Israel is occupied lands. They include Tel Aviv, Haifa, Nahariya, Akko, Eilat, Tiberius, Caesarea and everyplace else across the width and breadth of Israel. The fact Israel exists makes the Arab Muslim see this tiny strip of land as the foothold which will bring on Greater Israel. Nothing could be further from the truth as the expectations of the average Israeli is just allow us the lands promised by the British in the 1920s when they divided the Mandate making the Palestinian Arab state of Transjordan, today known as simply Jordan, and promised the lands west of the Jordan River and west of the Jordanian border to be sacred and promised for the establishment of a Jewish State. That is what would make everything fair and if there need be funds used to buy out those Arabs and others who wish to depart after selling their lands and all, then Israel would very likely invest heavily in such a program as not doing so is counterproductive and potentially a sign of dementia.
This is the reality between Israel and the Arab world. There is no such thing as a Palestinian and only those who were referred to as such by the British were actual Palestinians. The Arab residing in what would become Israel considered themselves to be Syrian and residing in Southern Syria. In 1920 the term Naqba (catastrophe, earth shaking and dooms day portraying) referred not to Israel as Israel did not yet exist or even have taken form in treaty. This was referring to the fact that Greater Syria, as it was called by the Ottomans, was being divided north from south with the French holding the Mandate in the north and Britain the Mandate in the south and the Arabs in the south feared that the border would never be opened and thus they could not make their pilgrimage to Damascus. The importance of Damascus cannot be under stressed as when the Islamic Caliphate broke in two, the holders of the Arabian Peninsula and controlling Mecca (and Medina) was at a standoff with the Syrian conquest which was not solely Arab and thus they were denied entry to go to Mecca and commit the demand to make the Haj. This led to a crisis and initially the northern Caliph made Jerusalem the target city for the Haj for their kingdom which lasted all of about three months as the conditions and weather in Jerusalem was considered too brutal and the city itself was in disrepair. This led to using their actual capital city of Damascus and casting off Jerusalem as uninhabitable and whoever desired living there was welcome to their misery. So Damascus became a legitimate city in which one could satisfy making the Haj if they were refused entry into Mecca. With this divide the Arab Muslim in the south went absolutely orbital in their rage. That is why all their screaming now about Jerusalem is seen by those who know history and understand the reasons behind many of these demands can laugh at the preposterous idea of Jerusalem as an Arab or Muslim holy city. Jerusalem may have implied importance in the Quran but it is derived through manipulations as Jerusalem was not under Islamic control at any point during Mohammad’s life, period. The furthest Mosque during Mohammad’s times was approximately five hundred to a thousand kilometers north of Medina along the Arabian coast.
Meanwhile, the stabbings continue and the main Israeli concern is why did the soldier have to go shoot and kill an unfortunate and poor little terrorist who had just taken part in a stabbing in which two people, one of which we know was another soldier who was friends with the shooter, were stabbed and wounded sufficiently to require hospitalization and was obviously a terrorist who desired to murder as many Israelis, he hoped would be Jews, and preferably become a shahids. To become a shahids one must die while fighting for Allah or in a cause of Allah. Killing Israelis is considered such an action so if one can get the IDF or other security police to shoot and kill them they achieve shahids status, their family receives a nice check from the Iranians and the family receives a stipend presumably for the rest of time and for a short while the family is lauded and shown great honor and respect, almost reverence. Additionally, shahids receive the greatest regards when joining Allah as they receive riches and seventy-two raven haired and beautiful perpetual virgins who are a virgin every time the shahids takes them. I am not sure what one would do with seventy two perpetual virgins after they have gone to a life after death as they would necessarily be in an ethereal state of being with no real body as we know them and carnal pleasures would be impossible, so what good are raven haired beauties and are they flesh and blood or also ethereal? But the idea which has been drummed into the young Arabs’ heads is that dying for Allah is a reward which is beyond measure and these kids believe it to be so. It is both insane and sad and places the IDF and security personnel in a terrible situation as they know these youths are going to continue to attack and try to murder Israelis and they are ordered to try not to kill these terrorists and only to wound them shooting for their legs. This does not stop some from continuing to attempt to stab people even after being shot multiple times. Their desire appears to be more than equal in demanding they be shot dead as their desire is to be shahids and that requires dying in one’s efforts to murder innocent civilians. This is partially why Israeli judges are so reluctant to use the death penalty which exists in Israel but may as well be a forgotten truth. Israelis have been murdered since the beginning of this terror war and more will die in the future and there is only one way to end that truth, end the war by the only means possible, win the war decisively and completely. Yes that means driving those who are fighting against us over the Jordan River and transferring people en-masse from their homes if they refuse to take an oath not to attack or try to destroy or disrupt Israeli life. The truth be told, the end number of “Palestinian Arabs” would be less or at most equal to the numbers of Jews forced from the Arab world defined as pictured above. That is the reality as Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority government through every means at their disposal have brainwashed an entire two generations to live for one thing and one thing only, to kill as many Israelis, preferably Jews, on their way to becoming shahids and they are to keep killing until stopped, permanently stopped. It is a sickness and a hatred bred into their fiber as it was with the Nazis, and the correlations between the Islamic hatred for Jews, especially the Mufti of Jerusalem, the one during World War II spent much of the war in Berlin and rubbed elbows with the cream of the Nazi machinery and was friendly with Hitler and the hierarchy who carried out the Final Solution and had reached agreements with the Nazis to assist his cleansing of Arab lands of their Jews once the Nazis had conquered them from the British as the British held Jerusalem and Egypt during the war. This fight is for all the land and will be fought to its bitter end even if that take the rest of time, and that is the truth which must be taken into any tactical decisions. The smartest tactic is to end this low grade war by whatever means are necessary and allow the results to be as they may and then stick to it and ignore the missives from Washington, Turtle Bay (United Nations), Brussels, the other Capitals of Europe, the screaming from the Arab world and just take our land from the Jordan River westward and make the land a place Israelis can live in safety and quiet serenity studying Torah, is that such a bad request of the world, to fulfill their promises and let us study Torah and live peaceably in our homeland.
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