Israel Has the Right to Defend Itself

(The Star-Kenya) Noah Gal Gendler - Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to a wailing siren - your warning that in less than 15 seconds, your house could be destroyed. Your body goes on autopilot, and sprints to the bomb shelter across the street. You barely make it inside when you hear a loud "boom," signifying that the rocket has struck a mere block away. Now imagine millions of ordinary citizens subjected to this experience. As sirens wail and rockets explode, mothers grab screaming children off the playground, fathers body-shield their kids on the side of the road, grandparents struggle to descend five floors - all in hopes of saving their and their families' lives. Imagine homes and kindergartens destroyed and ordinary citizens killed simply for being Israeli. Israel will continue protecting its citizens and ensuring their security. Would anyone allow terrorists to dictate their life? The writer is the Israeli ambassador to Kenya.

2019-05-10 00:00:00

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