Tuesday, August 9, 2022

PIJ Fighter Leaving Post Killed By Robotic Machine Gun

 

An automated machine gun position manned entirely by female members of the Israeli Defense Force conducted fire against a known PIJ outpost after a Merkava tank failed to make a direct hit in one incident in the recent battle 

 So, fun fact. All of these automated machine gun positions are manned by female members of the Israeli Defense Force. The program is called Roa Yora, which when translated means "See, Shoot," but in a feminine connotation. It was started as a way to offer female members of the Israeli Defense Force a front-line combat unit job that would not force other elite combat units to lower their standards to allow women into combat roles.

 A Merkava tank failed to make a direct hit on the tower, causing the PIJ member to abandon his post. Unfortunately for the PIJ fighter, he fled the post directly into the line of sight of an IDF Roa Yora position and found out why the word "shoot" is included after the word "see".

PIJ Rockets Cause Majority of Civilian Deaths in Gaza




This is all that needs to be said. The 200 rockets that 
misfired and landed in Gaza caused the majority 
of the civilian deaths

Is Israel One State too Many on the Planet?

 Critics have never cared about rocket attacks, terrorism or even about the Palestinians. The argument remains about whether one Jewish state on the planet is one too many.

If a ceasefire holds, the latest fighting between Israel and Palestinian terrorists in Gaza won’t have changed much in a conflict that’s already lasted a century. That’s something that should both discourage friends of Israel and hopefully focus them on the only issue that really matters when it comes to the ongoing debate about the struggle with the Palestinians. That would be Israel’s right to exist, rather than on futile arguments about security or the best way to achieve peace with people who don’t want to make peace.

The Israel Defense Forces may have achieved its stated objectives in “Operation Breaking Dawn.” Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the Iranian-backed terror group, has suffered losses, including the foiling of what was described as a planned major cross-border terror plot, as well as some of its personnel and infrastructure in Gaza. This was accomplished without causing mass civilian casualties—the worst such instance is almost certainly the result of a rocket aimed at Israel that fell short and hit their own people while the far stronger forces of its Hamas rivals, who rule Gaza, stayed out of it.

Still, more than 1,100 rockets and other projectiles were fired indiscriminately into Israel from Gaza by PIJ in the past few days. An even higher percentage of them were shot down by the Iron Dome missile-defense system than in past exchanges with Gaza.

As with several other such bouts of fighting in and around Gaza over the last 14 years, it has ended with Israel offering the Palestinian terror groups “quiet for quiet.” It is, as almost all Israelis know, a problem without a solution.

When former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon withdrew every soldier, settler and settlement from Gaza in 2005, the stated assumption was that it was giving Palestinians a chance to create a laboratory for coexistence and that the experiment could be easily reversed if things went wrong. When Hamas seized control of Gaza from the Palestinian Authority in a bloody 2007 coup, that assumption was shown to be a colossal blunder.

 Every Israeli attempt to silence rocket fire from the coastal enclave or to halt cross-border terrorism—no matter how careful to avoid civilian casualties or how justified it might be—is treated as a war crime by the international “human-rights” community.

The Gaza withdrawal stands as a warning to the Israeli public of the folly of the “land for peace” formula. Except for a dramatic change in the political culture of the Palestinians, which still binds their leaders to an intransigent refusal to make peace or recognize the legitimacy of a Jewish state no matter where its borders might be drawn, that won’t change. Repeating Sharon’s Gaza experiment in the far more strategic regions of Judea and Samaria (aka the “West Bank”) or Jerusalem is viewed by the overwhelming majority of Israelis as insane.

None of this matters to those who bash Israel. The do gooders insist that it should still “take risks” for peace or keep trying to achieve a two-state solution that the Palestinians have repeatedly rejected.

The U.N. Humans Rights Council will continue its kangaroo court investigation of the last conflict with Gaza that took place last May, and since it is an open-ended project, it will likely declare Israeli actions recently undertaken to top PIJ terrorism to be equally criminal.

Arguments about the anti-Semitic BDS movement, efforts to restrict U.S. military aid to Israel, or the unreasonable and criminal behavior of Hamas, PIJ or their “moderate” Fatah rivals running the West Bank who reward terrorists and their families with pensions aren’t affected by the facts about the conflict.

If you accept the false Palestinian narrative about Israel being born in sin as an expression of Western imperialism and colonialism, as those who buy into intersectionality and critical race theory do, then it doesn’t matter what the Israelis or their terrorist opponents actually do.

Talking about the need to ensure Israeli security or the tremendous care that the IDF takes to avoid civilian casualties, which is almost certainly unmatched by any army in the world, seem like important debating points in the discussion about the conflict. The same is true when you remind people about the withdrawal from Gaza in 2005. But none of that matters to those who think ill of the Jewish state.

 All of this means that while defenders of Israel should always debunk the lies of their opponents, they must also understand that their purpose should be to remind people that Israel has a right to exist and that the goal of its enemies is to deny that right.

So, rather than being bogged down in security arguments or bragging about the sacrifices Israel has made for peace, which only convince its critics that it is a thief returning stolen property rather than a country whose cause is just, friends of the Jewish state must speak primarily of Jewish rights and about how anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. Everything else is generally a waste of time and effort.

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Why is Operation "Breaking Dawn" Necessary?


 A clear explanation of why the latest operation 
in Gaza is necessary

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Saturday, July 30, 2022

CHINA IS COMING TO SYRIA – THREATENING ISRAEL

 


While Israel has been focusing on Russia’s military presence in Syria, another alarming development has begun. China has decided to give aid to Syria in the form of communications equipment.

According to the official statement published by Beijing, China and Syria inked the deal at the Chinese embassy in Syria on July 20th.

While its not clear what kind of communications equipment, the deal includes, Israeli sources told Breaking Defense the following:

“We have indications that Chinese experts visited in recent months some Syrian military installations that were damaged heavily during the civil war. We believe that many [facilities] of the Syrian army will be rebuilt by the Chinese, who have the capability of bringing in thousands of workers to complete the work in the shortest time.”

This development is obviously worrying for Israel and brings another major world power into any potential conflict between the Jewish State and Iran including Hezbollah and Syria.

With Russia and China prepared to join up with Israel’s enemies at the same time that the USA appears to be on the retreat, Israel is essentially alone once again to fend for itself.

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Jerusalem Arab sets up kindergarten, soup kitchen for Hamas cover

 The Hamas handler is a convicted terrorist who was part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal. 

A Palestinian man from eastern Jerusalem has been indicted for setting up a kindergarten and a soup kitchen on behalf of Hamas in order to embezzle funds for the terror group’s local operations, the Justice Ministry said.

According to the indictment, Bilal Suv Laban met with a member of Hamas in Turkey in March, who ordered Laban to “promote Hamas activity” in eastern Jerusalem. The Hamas operative, who has been convicted of murder and other acts of terror, was deported to Turkey after Israel released him as part of the prisoner exchange deal with captured soldier Gilad Shalit in 2011.

The Hamas operative gave Laban an encrypted mobile phone that he used to communicate with him. He instructed Laban to open a kindergarten, a soup kitchen and a charity to funnel funds for the terror group, as well as to distribute Palestinian flags with the purpose of recruiting new members, according to the indictment.

Laban also met with a group of Turkish tourists on the Temple Mount in June and presented himself as a mediator working on behalf of Hamas, He collected a large sum of money from them for the terror group, the indictment said. Some $13,000 was seized when Laban was arrested last month.

The indictment charged Laban with membership and activity in a terrorist organization, operating on public property for terrorist purposes and obstruction of justice. The prosecution also requested from the court that Laban be detained in custody until the end of the legal proceedings against him.