Op-Ed: The Blood Cries Out
Are they dancing in Gaza? Are they giving out candy in Ramallah as they usually do when Jewish people grieve?
Who are these savages that rejoice at the misfortunes of their neighbors – and who are these savages that commit these atrocities?
We all know where we were when we first heard it: “The Three Abducted Israeli Teens Found Murdered.”
Their names are important: Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar. They should be remembered for all time because whatever children they were destined to produce, thousands into eternity, are now stillborn. So it is our duty to offer them and their families the gift and comfort of blessed remembrance.
These kids – they were the light of Israel. They were the best. This is a terrible loss.
What was the purpose of this? What the hell was the purpose? These Palestinian Arab monsters, Hamas or otherwise, they cannot be human.
We walk the same streets and yet we live a universe apart. We celebrate life. They celebrate death.
There can be a thousand peace processes but never can there be conciliation with such people.
Menachem Begin spoke to his own generation but he still speaks to us today, saying, “They want a holy war. We will give them a holy war.”
So let the wartime Shofar be blasted and heard throughout the Land. It is time for Israel to awake and realize that she is at war and has always been at war and that no amount of handshaking on the White House Lawn has ever made a bloody difference.
Nobel Peace prizes come and go, but Hamas is still Hamas, Fatah is still Fatah, and now united they are as malignant as ever.
But this cancer did not grow on its own. The entire world has blood on its hands.
The nations share in this murder by hook and by crook:
By focusing hysterically on the “Settlements” as if it were the only issue facing the world, they contributed to the murders of Eyal, Naftali and Gilad.
By marginalizing Eyal, Naftali and Gilad as mere “settlers” (rather than proud Israelis with a glorious future) they had a hand in the gruesome crime.
By failing to tell the world that Hamas and Fatah continue their vile incitement against Israel, Haaretz and The New York Times and the rest of the news media share the blame. The barrage of hatred that begins in their schools goes on daily, nonstop, so how dare we be surprised when they turn to kidnapping and slaughter?
By insisting that Israel relax access to the Holy Land, so that her enemies need no walls to stop them from killing, the United Nations shares the blame.
By isolating Israel as if it does not share the intolerance of global jihad, when in fact Israel is on the front lines, the international community shares the blame.
By demanding that Israel show restraint rather than retaliate against acts of terrorism, the United States State Department shares the blame.
For urging Israel to release thousands of convicted terrorists for the pipe dream of peace, governments all over the world share the blame, including Israel’s.
What insanity is this? Even when Hamas (together with Fatah) has been pinpointed as being responsible for Eyal, Naftali and Gilad…what?
Israel continued to provide electricity to Gaza!
That is no way to run a war and make no mistake, this is war. Israel had better catch on while it still has the guns.
Jack Engelhard writes a regular column for Arutz Sheva. Engelhard wrote the int’l bestseller Indecent Proposal that was translated into more than 22 languages and turned into a Paramount motion picture starring Robert Redford and Demi Moore. New from the novelist, the anti-BDS thriller Compulsive. Website: www.jackengelhard.com