25 January '15..
The puffy fluffy white clouds in the blue skies over our Land lend a feeling of tranquility in a time of chaos. Following Shabbat as we begin another week it is a privilege for me to take time out of security and rescue work and gaze up at the sky, down at the beautiful flowers and watch the birds as they soar in the sky and hop on the grass.
The continuous security threats here and abroad keep us on high alert, but sadly the main problems are not being dealt with effectively in order to prevent, as opposed to responding to the terror. Response of course is important, but prevention in the long run is ultimately the only way to resolve the problem.
While we hear of a precedent in the US courts to sue the PA for their encouraging and participating in terror attacks against Israelis, we continue to hear the officials of the PA continuing to do the same incitement, honoring murdering terrorists and teaching that to be a "Shahid", a terrorist who pays with his life for participating in terror is a great honor.
At Palestinian Media Watch we find " A few days ago Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement posted a picture in their official Facebook page demonstrating that violence is still favored by the movement as the way to obtain statehood. A stone, a knife, a Molotov cocktail, a gun, a hand grenade, an assault rifle and an RPG ilustrate Fatah's progress in terms of more and more sophisticated weapons. These are the means with which it works toward its goal- to "finish with a state", as the poster states:
|"We started with stones...and we will finish with a state |
The Palestinian National LIberation Movement (Fatah)"
For years the Fatah has encouraged, and even participated in violent terror attacks against Jews, such as the massacre in the synagogue in Jerusalem, the attacks in Tel Aviv, Gush Etzion, the fire bomb thrown on the Shapira family car in the Shomron.
So how can this be prevented? Since I am not a politician and am merely a simple Jew, my response is non-political. Immediately withdraw from providing any support to the PA until they officially cease and desist the incitement and involvement in terror against the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
The representatives of the State of Israel have not only a mandate to do this, they have a responsibility to do this, and protect the lives and security of the people of Israel and the State of Israel.
It is time for the judicial system of Israel to protect the lives of her citizens, and not accept the lies and fabrications of Arabs in order to show that our courts are impartial. This is irresponsibility and not justice.
The monies given to the terrorists and their families must be stopped and anyone involved in terror must know that he will indeed pay a price for his actions, and not be compensated.
Prevention means being actively involved in preventing the terror whether verbal or physical, and once and for all proving that terror will be accounted for and not rewarded.
Yehudit Tayar lives with her family in Bet Horon in the Benjamin Region for over 30 years, serves as an emergency first response medic, sits on the Board of Directors of Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron,and is one of the spokespeople of the Jewish pioneers in Yesha.