Two rockets from Gaza fell in Israel’s South on Monday evening, just after the IDF’s Home Front Command informed local authorities that the threat level was now reduced.
The rockets fell four days after coordinated terror attacks in Israel’s South, which was followed by IAF bombardment of terrorist targets in Gaza, beginning a new cycle of escalating violence. A ceasefire was announced a day ago, and led to the Home Front’s re-evaluation of the terror threat.
Imagine if radical elements in France decide to lob the occasional rocket into Ely or Kent or Suffolk – oh, perhaps four or five rockets a day, on the basis that England is an abomination which must be wiped off the face of the map and the English must be murdered, every one of them.
The UK government, which still rules England in name, is then required by the EU and UN diktats to just go along with this. What really galls with the middle-east is the utter hypocrisy of the Arab/Muslim/Palestinian/western Left nexus which tells porkies and refuses to address the key issue of acts of war on Israel, as a sovereign nation, more or less on a daily basis.
And no, I’m not Jewish and yes, Netanyahu is just as much part of Them as Trichet, Rothschild and Rockefeller and he and his kind have caused very unfriendly things to happen. He represents the type of Judaism the world can do without.
However, that does not excuse the Arabs and their vow to wipe the Jews off the face off the earth and it certainly doesn’t excuse left-liberals and lefties in their hypocrisy. I’ve put this question before about the rockets and all I got in reply was how oppressed the Palestinians are. Now that’s a topic we can address at some stage but it still doesn’t answer the direct question:
On what basis, under international law, are the Arabs/Muslims justified in lobbing rockets into some else’s territory?
If you say “because of Israeli atrocities”, then that gets into an IRA/Loyalist circular argument about who is more atrocious than whom. And it still doesn’t answer the question.
All right, let’s look at the myth of Israel refusing to allow a Palestinian state with reasonable boundaries and including land which can be developed. Arab League Secretary-General Azzam Pasha on September 16, 1947 made the Arab stance clear:
The Arab world is not in a compromising mood. It’s likely, Mr. Horowitz, that your plan is rational and logical, but the fate of nations is not decided by rational logic. Nations never concede; they fight. You won’t get anything by peaceful means or compromise. You can, perhaps, get something, but only by the force of your arms. We shall try to defeat you. I am not sure we’ll succeed, but we’ll try. We were able to drive out the Crusaders, but on the other hand we lost Spain and Persia. It may be that we shall lose Palestine. But it’s too late to talk of peaceful solutions.
There you have it. Israel accepted the UN proposal but the Arabs refused it and launched war against the fledgling state, composed of citizenry which had every right to be in their historic homeland.
The armies of Egypt, Syria, Transjordan, Lebanon and Iraq invaded Israel on May 15, 1947, the day after Israel’s Independence Day, with the clear intention of killing the infant state in its cradle.
On May 15, 1947 Azzam Pasha called for “jihad”, saying:
This will be a war of extermination and a momentous massacre which will be spoken of like the Mongolian massacres and the Crusades”.
Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Mufti of Jerusalem, agreed with Pasha:
I declare a holy war, my muslim brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all!
Again, there it is. Note the jump from wiping out a fledgling Israeli state, which at least can be argued about, to “murder the jews – murder them all”. Slight difference, wouldn’t you say?
Which brings us to the Iranian madman and his latest call to wipe out all Jews. I can tell you how the Left will answer this – they’ll either ignore it or bring in all sorts of other issues, e.g. the phosphorus in the last Israeli retaliation in Gaza, the settlements and so on – everything except addressing the issue raised here.