Here in Israel we had been grinding our teeth for days, wondering why the IDF didn’t go in to Gaza and blast the terrorists each to their 72 virgins awaiting them in the next world. Rockets and bombs rained down on our civilian populations, yet the IDF hardly responded. We puzzled at the formidable restraint demonstrated by the army. We were perplexed by the forbearance of our soldiers.
On Wednesday the IDF finally returned fire. But not before the army, the ethical army, distributed thousands of leaflets warning Gazan civilians to stay clear of terrorist centers – the targets of the IDF’s “Pillar of Cloud” campaign.
In a carefully planned and deadly accurate maneuver the army first removed the snake head: Achmed Ja’abri, the Hamas leader with the blood of dozens of Israelis on his hands, was targeted and killed. Then followed aerial attacks on weapons factories, stores and rocket launch sites, including dozens of underground sites. Military reports confirm that as usual, many of the weapons stores are in residential areas. The Arabs know that the IDF will do all...More >>