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.


Roni Yechiah:

Poor, Working-Class Father of Four Murdered by HAMAS

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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Yesterday,Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal had this to say at a protest tent he had established in a corner of Tel Avivís Kikar Rabin.
ìThe State of Israel has lost its dignity. Yes, countries have dignity, too. Any country that allows its sovereignty to be violated 50 times a day will eventually wither and fall.î

hutchrun on February 28, 2008 at 12:25 am

Abu Jayyab tries to realize the state or city where the elections are going to be held, and then he phones people at the same state.
ìI phone tens or hundreds of random phone nombers calling them to vote for Obama because he is the man of the future,î Abu Jayyab told RNA reporter.
He thinks that if Obama becomes the US President he will help the Palestinians to achieve their dreams.
Obama – Father Of Palestine (FOP?)

hutchrun on February 28, 2008 at 12:38 am

What happened for the old times when Arabs and Muslims were so frightened just by the “name” Israel whenever it was heard?
What happened to the reputation, strength of the IDF and their deadly arm to reach terrorists anywhere and everywhere?
Although Israelís military intelligence AMAN chief, Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin, warned about the presence of Alqaida in Gaza and the West bank, no action was taken.
Israel is surrounded by dangerous enemies on all fronts and now in within.
Are Olmert and Bush witnessing the end of the only democracy in that region?
Do they want the democracy of Syria and Iran in Israel and the U.S.?
Are they enjoying the beginning of the end for such a State?
What kind of deal they struck with the devil?
Debbie, could you help me please with the answers.

Daniel on February 28, 2008 at 1:07 am

I am at a loss for words trying to understand why Israel does nothing to stop the rockets. They can do it, yet they won’t.

John Cunningham on February 28, 2008 at 2:56 am

I am so sorry to hear of this happening to him:( I am also sick and tired of this senseless violence going on. Does anyone in the mideast want peace? >:(

mindy1 on February 28, 2008 at 6:39 am

How much of this sad situation has to do with a goodly portion of Israel’s original leadership essentially being Leftist flower children?
How much of it is related to Israel being far too deep into the pockets of American Jews–many of whom as you well know are also Leftist flower children?

Red Ryder on February 28, 2008 at 8:35 am

I recommend a documentary out on DVD called ‘Farewell Israel’ by Joel Gilbert that tracks the history of Islam from its beginnings and also relates an accurate history of Israel since its inception in 1948. It makes it pretty clear how Israel is betraying itself and committing slow suicide in the face of relentless evil intent on destroying it. It’s quite a pessimistic film but that’s because it is unafraid to confront the reality of Islamic supremacism and Jew hatred along with the self abasement and weakness of Israel’s leaders since the Yom Kippur war.It seems to me that Israel needs another Golda Meir to help it retrieve its self respect.

johndoe on February 28, 2008 at 8:48 am


zyzzyg on February 28, 2008 at 9:32 am

Thanks Debbie for your perspective on this. I vote for you for PM in Israel (oh yeah I can’t, but I would–Bibi as your Minister of Defense!).
Now this is the kind of clear thinking/action that the hamas and hezbullah would come to appreciate:
“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.”
Sound it on the Shofar DS–you have the right stuff and the right formula! After enough innocent blood has been shed in Israel, they will demand your solution be applied. (reality check–no they will continue to lay down for the terrorists–oh well–keep the lights on!).

BB on February 28, 2008 at 10:03 am

Debbie stated:”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 one way to empty Israeli prisons of terrorists – permanently.
Debbie for Israeli PM! If I could, I’d vote for you too.

justamomof4 on February 28, 2008 at 10:41 am

Debbie, your website is among the top four sites I visit every day, but I do have trouble with statements like this:
“Well, the ideal thing would be to invade Gaza and rampage and kill 20 Palestinians”
Let me make it clear that I would not hesitate to kill a terrorist or torture him (if it can get me the data I need).
Let me also make it clear that I regard Palestinians as victims, not of Israel, but of a perverse culture spawned by a 6th century narcissismic pedophile.
Nonetheless, the term “rampage” for me implies the deliberate murder of civilians. For my part, I don’t regard the indicriminate killing of Palestinians as an “act of mercy,” even when most of them are responsible for their ugly circumstances.
Please be careful with your rhetoric. You are giving ammunition to our ideological enemies.

Pavlov's dog on February 28, 2008 at 11:43 am

You know what I “hear” a lot of Palestinians not directly involved with the rocketing saying? “They may be rocketeers, but they’re our rocketeers”. Kind of like what I “heard” the OJ jury say, “he may be a murderer, but, he’s our murderer”.

John Cunningham on February 28, 2008 at 12:20 pm

Israeli leaders approach mediators for a ceasefire with Hamas February 29, 2008, 1:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
Reporting this, DEBKAfileís sources say Hamas would claim it had came out ahead of this round after the Israeli Air Force and army failed to stop its two-day barrage of 105 missiles and rockets.

hutchrun on February 28, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Debbie, I would even add burying any Islamic terrorist, homicide bomber, wrapped in pigskin. I know this has been talked about for years, it just seems to be something these murderers deserve.

Marc on February 29, 2008 at 9:07 am

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