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No IDF Soldier Involved in Killing of Ax Wielding Arab

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

IDF Spokesperson Lt. Ella Barzilai released the following statement:

“In the past couple of hours there have been several claims that IDF soldiers caused the death of an axe-wielding Palestinian. Just to clarify, no IDF soldiers were involved in the incident. For more details, get in touch with the Shin Bet’s spokesman.”

The Jewish Press, which originally reported the killing, has now changed its headline to suggest it was Israeli GSS agents who did the killing.

Better late than never. Unless, of course, the GSS spokesperson is working on a hurried email announcemnet as we speak.

Special Prayers Today at the Kotel

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

A special prayer session will be held at the Kotel on Sunday at 3:30 PM.

After a meeting on Thursday between Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Rav Ovadia Yosef, it was decided that a special public prayer session will be held to pray for strengthening the citizens of Israel’s south and the IDF soldiers.

Rav Amar said, “I call upon the people of Israel from all ends of the religious spectrum to cry and pray for mercy in light of the difficult events that has befallen us in recent times. Am Israel Chai, and our success depends on unity and faith. I send a blessing of healing to all the wounded, and my condolences to the families of the victims, our duties at this time to strengthen the residents of the South and our hero soldiers with our prayers.”

Three Injured in Eshkol Strike

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

At just after 2PM, two IDF soldiers were moderately wounded and one soldier was lightly wounded from a rocket that exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council. The two soldiers were evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Beer Sheva for treatment. Notification was given to their families.

IDF Responds to Mortar Shell in Golan Heights

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

TAZPIT NEWS AGENCY–A short while ago, a mortar shell hit an IDF post in the Golan Heights adjacent to the Israel- Syria border, as part of the internal conflict inside Syria. No damage or injuries have been reported.

In response, IDF soldiers fired warning shots towards Syrian areas.

The IDF has filed a complaint through the UN forces operating in the area, stating that fire emanating from Syria into Israel will not be tolerated and shall be responded to with severity.

Jeep Soldiers in Serious Condition – Undergoing Surgeries

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Two of  the four IDF soldiers injured in Saturday evening’s attack are currently being treated in  Soroka hospital in Be’er Sheva. The two less seriously injured soldiers are being treated at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. They arrived at the hospital at 6 PM.

Dr. Miki Sharaf, head of Soroka Hospital reports that one of the soldiers is in very serious condition, two are in serious condition, and one is lightly inured.

The very seriously injured soldier has head injuries, as well as serious injuries to his eyes. He is undergoing operations that are expected to last through the night. They are currently trying to stabilize him.

One of the seriously injured soldier also has injuries to his eyes and shoulder. Both were injured by shrapnel from the strike.

It’s suspected that their jeep was hit by a Kornet anti-tank missile.

For inclusion in your prayers, the name of one of the injured soldiers is Yehuda Parsi Ben Chana.

 

Is it the Army Uniform or the Jews in them?

Monday, October 15th, 2012

In this post and others I have uploaded, you can see IDF soldiers visiting the Temple Mount.

Forget for a moment its sacred status for Jews.  It is an historical and cultural site of supreme importance. Americans go to Washington to see the Monument in the Mall, Frenchmen look up at the Eiffel Tower and the Tomb of the Unknow Soldier, etc.

So, is the Waqf upset that IDF soldiers in uniform enter the Temple Mount or that they are Jewish or represent the army of the state of Israel?

Here’s a picture of Turkish soldiers on the Mount before World War I:

So, it must be the religion?

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Checkpoints American Style

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Here are U.S. soldiers and Afghan policemen conducting Operation Clean Sweep in Kandahar City in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, Oct. 3, 2012.

It’s the only surefire method against a relentless army of terrorists who come in looking a whole lot like innocent civilians and end up blowing up people and things.

You have to stop every car, including this magnificent three-wheeler masquerading as some kind of exotic shrine. You have to question, you have to search, you have to examine papers. It’s a nasty chore, which victimizes the majority of the folks who do not make it a habit to blow up people and things.

There’s no other certain way to stop terrorists. It’s always civilian inconvenience on one side, versus civilian death and mayhem on the other side.

IDF soldiers have been doing it for decades, with increasing efficiency. The Arab civilians they search are rightfully angry. It’s no fun to be checked thoroughly by soldiers on the way to and from work, the supermarket, a soccer game, a night out with friends. But there’s no way to make it easier. Making it easier means someone will be killed on the other side. Not as a possibility, but as a certainty.

The U.S. soldiers are doing as good a job in Afghanistan, checking the irate civilians, as do the IDF soldiers. But there’s a huge difference on one count: come 2014, the Americans will go home, leaving the Afghanis to do the job.

It was amazing to watch Vice President Joe Biden actually saying that our soldiers will be ably replaced by the Afghani soldiers they trained. He said it without cracking one of those huge, toothy smiles he’d been flashing all night. He said it like it was a truth.

It’s not, of course. Some Afghani soldiers will probably try to keep it up for a few months, but soon enough the balance of political power will shift and they’ll sell their uniform to the nearest used military supply store, along with their government issue weapon and go home. And bombs will start blowing up people and things as they have done before, as they do everywhere else in the Muslim world, where madness is being celebrated as a form of religious devotion.

Over in Israel, IDF men and women will just keep perfecting the job they’re doing searching for mad Arabs with blood lust in their hearts. Because, unlike those fine U.S. soldiers, our IDF checkpoint attendants have nowhere else to go.

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