Impressions of an IDF Reserve Soldier

(Ynet News) Yaniv Blumenfeld - Last week I returned from month-long IDF reserve service in Judea and Samaria. Israelis maintain a daily routine under a constant threat to their lives. Jewish communities must be surrounded by a fence so their residents won't be butchered. I suddenly understood how truly shocking it is that I'm lying in ambush in mud near a Jewish community on the eve of a holiday, just to prevent the murder of Jews. The Palestinians do not draw their hatred for Israel from the soldier at the checkpoint. They take in the hatred from PA and Hamas TV. They get the hatred from incitement at mosques, schools, and the photos of martyrs adorning every wall and square in their cities.

2012-05-04 00:00:00

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