My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, June 12, 2006

Israel continues to show weakness....

The Israelis cannot allow this to continue.
An Israeli woman sustained light wounds as fragments from a Kassam rocket late Monday night hit her in the shoulder. She was taken for treatment at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon.

Another rocket fired at the same time struck a car in Sderot, causing it to catch fire.

Kassam rockets continued to fall on the western Negev on Monday as Defense Minister Amir Peretz's ultimatum to the Hamas Palestinian leadership went unheeded.

Close to 20 Kassams fell but in contrast to Sunday the IDF did not launch any air strikes.

Peretz's office rejected the criticism of thos who said there should be a harsher response, claiming however that the minister's decision to reject an IDF recommendation to escalate the military offensive on the Gaza Strip was still in effect.

"Peretz believes in restraint and patience," a defense official explained. "He wants to give the Palestinians a chance to rein in the terrorists on their own." A massive IDF strike on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, the official added, could produce a concentrated new wave of terror attacks against Israel.
Israel must hit back hard - now is the not the time to believe that the Palestinians will rein in their terrorists.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace is not made through violence, it is made when the blood of the innocent drowns the dogs of war.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Lord Kitchener's Own said...

See, I think "rein in their terrorists" might just be a euphamism for "start fighting amongst themselves so much they're too busy to attack us".

I'd say once Israeli decision makers saw Palestinian security forces engaging in open gun battles with Hamas government supporters, and raiding Hamas government sites, they decided, "perhaps we should keep a low profile, and see what Abbas and the security forces loyal to him do, and how far they're willing to go to maintain power/authority/relevance".

No sense needlessy distracting the Palestinians from their internal clashes. Better to lay low, and see what develops (barring a major escalation of serious attacks against Israel, of course, which I don't see yet).

6:14 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Swanson said...

I am most concerned at the shift in Israeli policy regarding retaliation. 20 Kassim rockets fired in one day does not indicate to me that the PA has the power or the will to reign in anybody.

The only way to stop these attacks is to retaliate immediately and with force and then follow up to clean out and destroy the attackers and their area of operations.

there is no tme for hesitation. that is only seen as a sign of weakness. This is not the situation and should not be seen or shown as such.

10:58 AM  

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