We are all distraught at the brutal and inhumane kidnapping of our three teenage boys. Everyone is talking about what can and should be done. Below are steps the Israeli government can do to retrieve our kidnapped boys;
2) Put a complete 'seger' or closure on all Arab towns in Judea & Samaria where nothing will come in or out, until they give us our back our sons.
4) Let there be no mistake, we are in a war. This is not a war that we waged. This is a war that the Arabs have waged against us. In war, infrastructure is taken out as needed, until the enemy surrenders. All P.A. infrastructure should be taken down, including radio & television. Electricity should be cut off. Water can also be cut off if need be.
5) Last, but certainly not least, we must PRAY, do more good deeds, and improve on our observance of the commandments of the Torah.
For those who complain that we cannot do this because we are in negotiations, then let us remember that when Germany was suing for peace towards the end of WWII, the Allies were still being attacked by the Nazis. War was still on. Attacks were still being perpetrated, and the Allied Forces were fighting hard as the war was still on. The Allies did not accept the Nazis peace terms. The Allies demanded a total and complete surrender. And they got it, but only after the Nazis were crushed. Only after Germany felt that it was not in their interests anymore to fight. Only when they had no hope of winning. Only when they realized it was smarter to stop and live in peace, did they submit to total surrender. The Allies had won. Europe and the world was again at peace. Japan would soon offer a complete surrender as well. And though the actions taken were not palatable for news headlines, the Good Guys knew that evil had to be destroyed. Period. America went into Germany, the Germans were re-educated and the continent enjoyed peace. There was no diplomatic solution (as we are lectured to today by the International Community), there was only a military solution.
There will not be peace, when evil doers are rewarded and not punished. There has to be justice and law and order to have a safe and a righteous society. Let me share a story:
A soldier who just finished his 3 year stint in the IDF told me that if an IDF soldier who is driving a hummer or some other army vehicle, and accidentally hit something or damaged the vehicle, it is an automatic 'mishpat' -he must stand trial for the damage. Even if it was an accident and he never meant to do it. When Arabs purposefully throw rocks at drivers on the road, with the intent of killing them or at least doing bodily harm to them and have them crash their vehicles, ....nothing happens to them. They get away with it. Very rarely is an Arab brought to trial for throwing rocks. Rockets are launched into Israel weekly, sometimes daily, and a few toilets are blown up in Gaza by the IAF. No real damage to end the capability of these terrorists is done. Why, you may ask? There is a 'price tag' for doing so, and the government perhaps thinks that it is worth it to absorb the blows and the hits, as long as too many people aren't hurt or killed, in order to keep things at a low simmer, rather than risking an escalation that would force us to go in and clean up in a major operation. It saddens me to say, that only when the population is hunkering in bomb shelters and schools need to be closed and life cannot go on, does the Israeli government go to more meaningful action - which, as soon as we are making headway, is stopped in its tracks with the U.S. Secretary of State running to the region to broker a cease-fire, where it ends up that we cease, and they fire. After a brief pause, it is back to the same old, same old, and rockets and attacks against Israel resume.
If former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert can go to jail for taking bribes, if the former Israeli Ministers Aryeh Deri, Avraham Hirschson, Shlomo Benizri, Gonen Segev, can all be brought up on charges and convicted of taking bribes or siphoning funds and go to jail, then surely so can these Arab Palestinian Authority Officials who are members of murderous terrorist organizations - the Fatah and the Hamas, et al, -who by the way, are also rumored to be criminals taking bribes and stashing money, sent from the international community, into their own bank accounts (those are your tax dollars and euros you pay in the USA and Europe, by the way). Certainly this corrupt and terrorist entity should and must be dismantled, and its criminal leadership brought to justice. It's time. (It was time 20 years ago.)
Now, we pray some more for our sons who are waiting for us to rescue them.
Yaacov Naftali ben Rachel Devora,
Gilad Michoel ben Batgalim
Ayal ben Iris Teshua