9 Tevet 5778
27 December 2017
The Outrageously Idiotic Quote of the Day
“The period of time since the last war with Gaza [August 26, 2014 until today] has been the quietest three years since the days of Samson.”
IDF Spokesperson Brigadier General Ronen Manlis, referring to the situation on the Gaza border.
Take a look at the right hand column of this page. Note that since August 26, 2014–1215 days ago–Palestinian terrorists have fired 274 missiles into southern Israel, an average of 1 missile every 4.4 days.
One missile every 4.4 days and tunnels continuing to be dug into Israel are hardly signs of quiet. And “the quietest since Samson”?
What a sick joke–perhaps Gen. Manlis should move to his residence to the Gaza border.
The News on the Israel Street
Palestinian terror in the last 24 hours . . .
Palestinian terrorists struck multiple times at these 30 locations in Judea and Samaria: at the Avraham Hasno Junction southwest of Hevron, Adora, the Hevron Hills, all along Road 443, Abu Dis, the road between Itamar and Elon Moreh, at Salem, Rachel’s Tomb, Beit Dajan, the Halhul Bridge, El Aruv, Beit Furik, Al-Fawwar, Gedonim, Jayyus, the Jerusalem Tunnel Road, Issawiya, Mt. Hevron, at various points on the Trans-Judea Highway, Karnei Shomron, Beit El, Hizma, Budrus, the Beituniya Crossing, Tekoa, Qalqilya, Giv’on, Manoah, Ofra, and Funduk.
The above attacks were reported by Israeli citizens to rotter, hakolhayehudi, and Rescue Judea and Samaria.
U.S. Ambassador David Friedman demands a change . . .
Yesterday, Ambassador Friedman insisted the U.S. State Department stop using the terms “occupation” and “occupied territories” to refer to Judea and Samaria.
Whether the State Department will heed the directive is debatable. We already know that Secretary of State Tillerson has been adamantly opposed to the Jerusalem Declaration and other pro-Israel initiatives. He will undoubtedly resist any change in terminology.
The Donald John Trump train station? . . .
Transportation Minister Israel Katz proposed yesterday that the new train station that will be built at Kotel (Western Wall) be named the Donald John Trump Train Station.
The Astonishing Israeli Humanitarian Effort To Help Syrians!
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Though the world hypocritically ignores all the good Israel does, here on israelstreet we periodically give updates on how Israel attempts to help the people of the world.
Yesterday, a small window into the help that Israel has provided Syrians during the last year was revealed by the government–aid that includes food, medical equipment, hygiene products, electrical appliances, and clothing.
Here are some statistics for 2017:
*More than 1300 Syrian children were treated by Israeli doctors (an average of 25 Syrian children are brought to Israel each week with their mothers)
*1,388,000 pounds of food were donated by Israelis
*348,000 pounds of clothing were donated by Israelis
*around 12,000 packages of baby formula were donated by Israelis
*around 500,000 liters of gas were delivered by the Israel government
And what has been the world’s reaction to Israel’s aid to the Syrian people? The United Nations has passed resolution after resolution condemning Israel for “violating the health rights of the Syrian people.”
Pathetic. Just plain pathetic.
But instead of remembering what the world thinks, let’s remember today the good that Israel does.