It pains me to have to write this, but today we mourn the loss of a brave man, a man who dedicated his time and his life to protect his brothers and sisters in Israel. He paid the ultimate sacrifice, may it not be in vain, Hashem Yishmor. St-Sgt Dvir Emanuelof was killed in Gaza. The reason he was there was in order to try to prevent rockets from landing in many places in south of Israel. I spent a lot of time in the south, as I studied in Yeshiva there for two years, used to visit Yavne/Sderot/Beer Sheva,Ashkelon almost weekly. The majority of the people in the south are simple people who just want to continue with their lives, but their lives are something that we will never understand. Having to run at any moment to hide from rockets, is scary. These rockes have been falling daily on their houses, schools and factories. What did these people do to deserve this type of treatment?
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3 years ago, the Israeli army moved into Gaza to throw the Jews living in that area out of their homes. It was done in order to signal to Fatah and the "Palestinians" that Israel is serious about peace and willing to make sacrifices. The day the Palestinians took over the Jewish sections of Gaza, all synagogues were burnt to the ground. The Jews from Gaza, some 9,000 people were taken and dumped. They were left without any idea of what to do and no way of making a living, as many of them worked as farmers. That, however, I shall save for another day.
The south of Israel, since then, has been pounded daily with rockets. Over 600 rockets have been sent, excluding those from the recent violence. There is no so-called "occupation" in Gaza, and Israel has no desire to retake the Gaza strip or any portion of it. The purpose of this incursion is simple: to wipe out terrorist operations and prevent them from striking the land of Israel. If any country in the world had the chutzpa to send rockets to their neighbours, I can assure you that the country hamed would respond with force and strength. Israel has a right to protect itself, and as we can all see, Israel values human lives. I would like to quote a few quotes from Golda Meir, who summed up what the israeli army and Israel is all about regarding wars.
"We don't thrive on military acts. We do them because we have to, and thank God we are efficient."
"We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon - no alternative."
"We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel."
May Israel and the Jewish nation know of no more sorrows and mourning.