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Batya Medad made aliya from New York to Israel in 1970 and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Recently she began organizing women's visits to Tel Shiloh for Psalms and prayers. (For more information, please email her.) Batya is a newspaper and magazine columnist, a veteran jblogger and recently stopped EFL teaching. She's also a wife, mother, grandmother, photographer and HolyLand hitchhiker, always seeing things from her own very unique perspective. For more of Batya's writings and photos, check out:
Adar Bet 17, 5771, 3/23/2011
Never complain and never explain. Benjamin Disraeli
There's no need to apologize or "investigate" the injuring or even killing our enemies, even if they're "under age," civilians, human shields etc. That is weakness and totally removes, deletes any remaining fear they may have of us. The theory of military "deterrence" is a farce, when the enemy knows that you don't have the guts, confidence and determination to kill.
Our wars, attacks, responses to missiles and weapons being fired on us (Israeli citizens) shouldn't be against empty buildings and deserted pieces of land. Why waste our expensive weapons on shooting up some shrubs? The IDF isn't defending Israeli citizens by attacking concrete.
What was the IDF attacking?