UPDATE: Rocks thrown at Israelis near Gush Dolev. 14 wanted Palestinians captured overnight in Judea and Samaria.
It is bad enough that the IDF does not really respond to missile after missile fired at the citizens of southern Israel.
It is bad enough that the IDF spends its days in Judea and Samaria uprooting Jewish communities and arresting Jewish community members.
It is bad enough that IDF officers are spending their mornings and afternoons running import/export seminars for Hamas farmers in Gaza.
It is bad enough that the IDF apparently can do absolutely nothing to stem the flood of African refugees pouring over Israel’s Sinai border at the rate of 3000 per month.
It is bad enough that the IDF is doing such a poor job of patrolling the Jordanian border that now Israel is going to have spend billions of shekels building another wall along that border (as soon as it finishes the Egyptian wall).
This morning comes the astonishing news that the IDF is preparing to accept Syrian refugees onto the Golan Heights.
Benny Gantz, the IDF’s irresponsible, do-nothing Chief of Staff, had this to say in front of the Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee of the Knesset: “The day the Assad regime falls, this is expected to hurt the Alawite sect. We are preparing to take in Alawite refugees on the Golan Heights.”
The IDF is preparing to take in Alawite refugees on the Golan Heights? Is this some kind of sick joke? In Syria we have the Alawite Assad family who has preached nothing but the need for Syria to retake the Golan Heights for almost 45 years. It is the Alawite Bashir Assad that sent hundreds of demonstrators across the Golan border just months ago (some of the demonstrators made it as far as Tel Aviv–riding on IDF buses!–and others were apparently never captured).
What in the world is Gantz thinking about? Protecting Israel’s borders? Never. Protecting Israeli citizens? Never. Benny Gantz is only thinking about what he always thinks about–himself: becoming a politician on the Israeli ‘left’ when he leaves the IDF and being politically correct.
THIS DAY IN ISRAELI HISTORY:
On January 10, 1947, the British Navy intercepted two ships carrying European Jewish refugees headed for Palestine–and transported the refugees to detention camps on Cyprus.