As I update my tehillim [reciting of Psalms] list of Israelis wounded from Arab terror attacks, my only thought is..why is this list is getting longer and longer? Why isn’t anyone doing more to put an end to Arab terror for once and for all?
Magen David Adom medical emergency workers saved the lives of 159 people who were wounded in car attacks, stabbings, and shootings. Of these, 21 were severely wounded, 5 moderately-to-severely, 22 moderately, and 111 lightly wounded. These numbers include 51 people who were injured in rock attacks. Another 72 people have been treated for trauma.
A young Border Police Officer, 19 years old, wounded last week in a car-ramming attack at the Halhoul Junction near Hebron, died last night from his injuries. He is the 12th fatality since September when this round of terror started. May his blood be avenged!
This brings the death toll to 12.
I know that the world revolves around politics and concessions are made all the time. I always thought elected leaders and their government are supposed to protect their citizens. This is their first responsibility.
We have a ‘right wing’ government, a very strong army and still the terror continues day in and day out.
We are treating terrorists with kid gloves. True, the IDF now has orders to shoot to kill terrorist when they commit a terror act, and many terrorists have been killed or seriously injured. Even this is not deterring the terrorists.
Lately, we have seen many women terrorists. Why? Because male terrorists are really cowards. They use their wives, sisters and even grandmothers as human shields. They plan the attacks, teach their women how to perform and then send her out to do a terror attack and be killed by the IDF. All the while they ‘hide behind the woman’s skirt’ and collect the bundle of money.
We need our courts to protect Israelis, not the terrorists. Terrorists’ homes must be destroyed immediately. Social government benefits must be stopped. Arab movement within the country must be curtailed, even for those with Israeli identity papers.
I want our government not to care about what the world says. I want them to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. Let the world know this land is our land. And if the world wants to scream at us, so be it.
I’m not a political maven and I don’t pretend to have the answer. All I have are my prayers.
I’m a wife, a mother and a grandmother of 13 precious Sabra grandchildren, and I worry about their future.
I pray that Hashem gives our leaders the wisdom and the strength to protect our nation. May He watch over all our soldiers and keep them safe.