My People Are Under Fire

My people are under fire

And not just fiery words, or fiery rhetoric, or fiery condemnations.

Actual fire.

In the last couple of days alone, over two hundred rockets have been fired at Israeli citizens. And over the last hundred days or so, the Arab terrorists have continually been launching kites and balloons laden with fire. They have set alight fields and destroyed crops and animals. They have destroyed sources of food and they have destroyed the basic habitats of animals.

Each one of those rockets and those balloons and those kites is designed for one thing, and one thing only: to kill.

All they do is destroy and kill and maim and murder and any ‘victory’ of theirs they hope to achieve will not marked by one of life, but one of death.

And while my people are under fire by this evil that keeps on trying to break down the door to unleash hell, the world bodies – those who still think of themselves are progressive and valuing human life, are more concerned with slamming Israel for an internal political bill that will reaffirm something that the whole world refuses to admit – that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people. They simply ignore the terrorism being unleashed against the Jews every single day. But I guess they’ve had a lot of practice in ignoring terrorism and violence perpetrated against Jews.

I often read that the people of Gaza are innocent victims of Hamas, but I disagree. There are definitely innocent Arab civilians who just want to live their lives, but one thing we can’t forget is that the people of Gaza wanted Hamas to lead them. In January 2006, it was Hamas that won their local elections. Hamas didn’t change – it was the same Hamas who had murdered so many people. It was the same Hamas who proudly state in their charter how they want to destroy the Jewish people. It was the same Hamas who believe only in ‘armed resistance.’ People knew this. It was no secret. And they still won the election.

But in all fairness, there is no real difference between Fatah and Hamas. Both of them advocate murder and both of them reward murderers and both of them do not want peace, only war.

The Arabs had a choice when Israel pulled out of Gaza. Israel left behind thriving businesses – a gift from which they could have capitalised. They left behind working infrastructure that could have served as the backbone for building a future for their people. But instead, they chose to destroy it all.

They had a choice between a future of prosperity or a future of conflict. They choose conflict and lost their prosperity.

There is real evil that sits on the footsteps of our Jewish state – evil that if unleashed, will cover the land with darkness and death. The UN refuses to see it. The EU refuses to see it too.

But we see it, and just as no country on earth would allow themselves to be subject to ongoing terrorist attacks, neither should Israel. The ceasefire that’s been in the news lately is not a ceasefire that will lead to any ceasing of fire, but rather another opportunity for Gaza’s evil rulers to build themselves up for another round in their ultimate battle to destroy the Jewish state and its people.

The only true ceasefire that can ever be effective is one that destroys the entire Hamas leadership and its terror infrastructure.


Justin Amler

Justin is obsessed with Israeli pickles and has used that knowledge in order to blog about Israel and the Jewish world. He gains great pleasure when his blogs are read by more than just his mother.