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Those of you who live in Chutz L’Aretz [outside of Israel] and are keeping up with the news from Israel are aware that there have been many serious Arab terror attacks not just in Judea and Samaria, but also in Tel Aviv, Ra’anana, Be’er Sheva, Bet Shemesh, Afula, and Jerusalem – all Israeli cities.

The Arabs have different methods of attacking Israelis. They stab with very sharp knives, hoping to cause maximum injuries or death, they ram their cars into pedestrians waiting at bus stops, they shoot, throw boulders and molotov firebombs at passing cars, they infiltrate into kibbutzim  and yishuvim and of course don’t forget rockets and missiles fired at the south.

Terrorists are getting younger and younger. Ages 13, 15, 17 and up, these children are emotionally abused by family, teachers and clerics from birth until adulthood. They are brainwashed to hate Jews and Israelis.

In kindergarten, they sing and do plays about killing Jews. They have a dress-up corner and pretend they are Hamas fighters. The summer is spent in Terror Camp, with more brainwashing learning how to kill.

Warning..the next two videos are nauseating.

Tell me, is this normal? Young arab men are asked what they want to do to Jews.

Or this?
“I want to stab a Jew”, a young preschool girl tells her father. And he answers her, “Allah willing, my dear.”

Last week, a 13-year-old Arab and his 15-year-old cousin stabbed a 13-year-old Jewish boy driving his bike. The boy is supposed to have his bar-mitzvah next month. Today he lies in a hospital bed, his condition still critical.

And the terrorist..the 13-year-old was run over by a citizen when he was fleeing. He was taken to Hadassah Ein Karen hospital in Jerusalem, where he received superb care. His 15-year-old cousin was captured by the IDF.

Oh, by the way this is the boy that Abbas said was murdered in cold blood.

Does he look dead to you? He looks pretty much alive to me.

And the other morning, a 15-year-old Arab girl tried to infiltrate a Jewish community in Samaria.

Fortunately, our IDF soldiers were able to stop her before she caused any injuries.

We had a serious attack at the Central Bus Station in Be’er Sheva, where a young soldier was murdered and 10 were injured..

A man from Kiryat Arba was murdered after his car was stoned with boulders. For some reason he got out of the car and was ambushed by a truck driver who ran back and forth over him.

On Thursday, two terrorists in Ramat Bet Shemesh tried to get onto a school bus filled with children. The driver didn’t let them on and drove away. Being persistent, they then tried to get onto a second bus. The driver once again drove away. They then tried to enter a synagogue, where they stabbed a young man as the police were arriving. The police shot them.

We have had many IDF soldiers shot, stabbed or run over while protecting us. Some are now stable, and others are still in critical condition.

These terror attacks I have mentioned are just the tip of the list. Mentioning all would fill many pages.

On Tuesday, there was terror attack in Gush Etzion [near Jerusalem] five minutes from where my daughter lives and works. The attack happened at the time when she leaves work.

The first time I called her she didn’t answer, nor the second time. Where was she? My heart was beating so fast. Five minutes later, she called and said she and my grandson were okay. Why didn’t she answer? Because she was looking for her son who passes this corner around this time.

My other daughter told me today that when she goes to work, she has to pass several bus loads of Arabs who work on construction sites in Netivot and are waiting to be picked up.

I shudder to think, any one of these Arabs could sneak away and G-D forbid commit a terror attack in the city.

And don’t get me started on missiles. My husband, son and I live 9 km. from Gaza,  as do our daughter, son-in-law and their seven children.

Three of their children go to school 2 km from Gaza. Missiles have exploded on the road their school bus takes and in their schoolyard. Several years ago, a school bus travelling this road was hit by a missile and a teenage boy was killed.

The missile fired Wednesday evening, exploded not far from their school.

Other granddaughters go to the Ulpana in Sderot. Sderot has seen thousands of rockets over the years. Our youngest grandson goes to gan [kindergarten] on our yishuv. Missiles have exploded on and near our community.

We have grandchildren in school and yeshiva in Gush Etzion, where there have been many terror attacks.

When is this round of terror going to end? That’s the question of the day.

May all the injured have a refuah shelaima [speedy recovery].

Article by Miriam Goodman

Miriam Goodman made Aliyah from Canada with her family in 1994. She lives in the Negev. She is the mother of three, the safta of 13 precious Sabra grandchildren and a great-grandmother. She is known for her 'Safta Cookies'. Writing is a hobby and she has a blog called Miriam's Words.