February 27, 2008, - 11:00 pm
How Not to Fight Terror: Israel Strikes Empty Office of HAMAS Leader in “Response” to Murdered, Poor Father of Four
By Debbie Schlussel
So, Israel gives up a huge protective barrier of land–Gaza–to its enemy, Islamic terrorists bent on its destruction. Since then, the same Islamic terrorists now running that land are shelling Israel and killing its citizens. The rockets and other shelling is in Sderot, a poor working class city, where many of the residents are Sephardic Jews whose families fled Arab countries to escape this kind of thing.
Since the beginning of the Gaza HAMAS shelling, residents have been killed, houses and schools destroyed, and children have lost their limbs. Today, one of those Jews–Roni Yechiah (also spelled in English, “Yihye”) 47, a father of four and a student–was murdered by the HAMAS rocketing.
So how does Israel respond? Well, the ideal thing would be to invade Gaza and rampage and kill 20 Palestinians–10 for Yihye’s life and another 10 because he was a father. But that’s not what Israel does. Instead, they struck at the empty office of HAMAS leader/Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Big whoop. You’d better believe Israel knew he wasn’t there. This is a meek message to him. Not good enough.
I go back, again and again, on this site to the Sean Connery utterance in the Elliot Ness movie:
They put one of your men in the hospital, you put one of their men on the morgue.
If I ran Israel, here’s what my policy would be: We kill ten of your men for every Israeli you murder. We kill an additional ten for every parent you murder.
That’s the only way these animals know you mean business. But they don’t know because here’s Israel’s policy:
They put one of your men in the hospital, you call for more talks to amputate more of your country and give it to those who put your man in the hospital.
They put one of your men in the morgue, you strike an empty building that is not occupied by the man who ordered the murder.
Speak loudly and carry a toothpick. That’s the Olmert that runs Israel . . . into the ground . . . six feet under.
More on Roni Yihye’s sad death at the hand of Omert’s and Bush’s “peace partners”–they are the ones who will soon take over the PA-controlled parts of the so-called “West Bank”:
The shrapnel lodged in Yihye’s chest, and despite the aid of passersby, including a Magen David Adom paramedic who studies at the school, an MDA team was unable to resuscitate him.
Another student in the school’s parking lot was wounded in the leg by shrapnel, a victim of a second volley of Kassams that hit the Sderot area in less than 90 minutes.
Yechiah is survived by his wife, Esther, and four children: Niv, who is currently serving in the Israel Defense Forces, Lital, a 17-year-old high school pupil, her 14-year-old sister Coral and 8-year-old brother Idan.
The head of the Merchavim Regional Council, Avner Mory, was Yechiah’s distant relative. He said Roni Yechiah is survived by 10 brothers. He recalled that five years ago, the family struggled to fund a badly-needed kidney transplant for Yechiah.
Before the transplant, Mory said, Yechiah worked for a large construction company as the operator of a cement-mixer. Yechiah began studying logistics at Sapir after completing a long process of convalescence. His funeral is scheduled to take place today at 3 P.M. at the Btecha cemetery.
Yechiah was the first Israeli killed by a rocket since May, when two died in separate attacks. “We call on the government to do everything it possibly can to stop this carnage,” Mory said.
“The people of Sderot and the towns around the Gaza Strip must not be made to live their lives like this, not knowing whether they will be next,” he added.
Roni Yechiah, Zichrono LiVracha [Blessed Be His Memory].
Ismail Haniyeh and Ehud Olmert, Rot In Hell.
Thanks to reader BB for the tip on the airstrikes on Haniyeh’s office.
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