[Note: please forgive any typos as I had to write this quick on an airplane.]
I don’t think I ever thought any of my daughters would be in a war. But sure enough, my youngest has been dragged into this heated conflict. I can’t share what she is doing, but I am very proud of her. Please keep her in your prayers!
Hamas was Compelled to Fight
Hamas would have you believe that this conflict is being fought over the death of a young Arab boy. In truth, most Israelis care more about that boy than they do. Hamas would gladly use that boy as a Human Shield, as they are many women and children in Gaza. These sick monsters long for the death of their own people, just so they can use them for propaganda.
Make no mistake; this attack has been planned for some time. They just needed an excuse to pull the trigger.
Abbas’ claims of Genocide
Secondly, today Pres. Abbas said that Israel’s bombing of Gaza is tantamount to genocide. Mr. Abbas is a very weak leader who has threatened to resign more times than I can remember. He cannot contain his partner in his government, Hamas, so he just hurls verbal grenades at Netanyahu. It is easier and most definitely safer.
However, if the goal were genocide, there would be tens of thousands of dead, not just a few. Israel has limited her attacks to specific, strategic targets. Furthermore, Israel has warned all Gazans to stay away from Hamas activists for their own protection.
Admittedly, that is hard to do when you are being forced to act as a human shields. It is remarkable that more innocent people have not been killed. Pray for the innocent Palestinians that they are not victims of their leaders’ aggression.
Hamas uses children as Human Shields.
Father Rejects Peres and Netanyahu
Men in skullcaps and observant women crowded outside the mourners’ tent of the Abu Khdeir family in northern Jerusalem Tuesday to pay their condolences for the murder of 16-year-old Muhammad, burned to death last week, allegedly by Jewish extremists. (TimesofIsrael.com)
The father of the slain Arab teen however rejected the strong statement of Netanyahu condemning the murder and refused to allow Shimon Peres to visit and express condolences. Of course, the Palestinian Authority would never allow the father receive them. It would bad PR. They have no trouble using their teens death for propaganda.
There will be no Convictions in Teen’s Killing
The mother, when hearing of the arrests of her son’s killers, expressed no satisfaction, saying that they will released in days. She may actually believe that because everyone knows around here that the PLO jails are revolving doors. Terrorists are released in days. However, Israelis are sickened by the murder and these misguided Jews will spend the rest of their days behind bars. Contrast that with the fact that Hamas has taken credit for the killing of three teens!
Three Jewish Teens not Killed by Arabs?
The father also claimed that there was no evidence that Arabs/Palestinians killed the three Jewish Teens. Actually there was a 911 call made by one of the teens that recorded the boys being shot, while their shooters sang in Arabic. In addition, the two main suspects—Hamas members—cannot be found. Hamas leader claims that the murder of the three Jewish boys was just the starting point—thus confirming that Hamas was behind it.
Hamas Rockets are Inaccurate. Nothing to Fear?
Friends, while it true that the Rockets rarely hit a target, the danger is real. The Israeli police tweeted out a picture of a gaping hole in the side of a home. And don’t forget the trauma affect—particularly on children. Running to a shelter several times a day and often in the middle of the night can cause serious emotional injury. Let’s not forget, a terrorist’s goal is to cause terror!