With many Americans reeling from Boston’s jihad – understanding full well that there is more to come – rest assured the situation could be worse. No kidding. In fact, imagine the angst of Jews in Israel as they witness – once again – their leadership’s latest penchant for Islamic appeasement. Mind you, this is coming from leaders who often hail from Israel’s most elite fighting force, Sayeret Matkal (unlike the dilettantes in Obama Inc, whose pre-Washington time was mostly spent on pampered campuses) – http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2001/12/israeli-counterterrorism-200112…and one such warrior was honored through a highly personal op-ed, ‘Israel’s Hero, My Hero’ – http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/8469#.UXtzhLX-Fn0. Their battlefield mettle is legendary, but tragically when many become politicians they undergo a mental metamorphosis, thus advocating one appeasement policy after another. The reasons are vast and complex, regardless, the damage wrought is incalculable.
Now, there is not enough time (nor energy) to categorize all of the leadership’s “policies” of submission, but one method to their madness is emblematic of their psychosis. It hits the mark, especially as “urban jihad” smacks into America’s shores.
Imagine waking up and finding out that murderous terrorists are being released, for this reason or that? As a matter of record, one such insane mass release occurred (out of countless others) for the “exchange” of Gilad Schalit, and the following describes its essence – http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/captives.html.
In the main, regardless of a family’s anguish, a nation does not operate for the benefit of one family, even though the army has an absolute duty – to the best of its ability – to retrieve soldiers. Not only that, but there is good reason to believe that extricating him from his captors in Gaza (and the “eyes in the sky” must have known where he was, Hamasnicks can’t fart without the IDF knowing) would have elicited “collateral” civilian damage. Significantly, the leadership placed the safety of enemy Gazans above its own soldier and its civilians alike. They do it all the time.
Why is this being brought up at this juncture? Well, like all dedicated jihadists, many of the released terrorists revert “back to business”. Sort of like Tourette’s syndrome… Specifically, they return to their jihadi ways and eventually get sent back to prison. This much is true: Israel’s security services are aces when it comes to tracking them down, it’s keeping them in jail which is a challenge, albeit they are mandated to carry out political dictates.
But don’t worry about the cat and mouse game with “captured and released” jihadists because they have a new weapon of choice – hunger strikes. For sure, if Israel’s leadership were rational thinkers they would conclude: go right ahead, starve yourself…it will save Israel the cost of housing and feeding our people’s killers. Alas, this is not the case.
‘Israel Reaches a Deal with Hunger-Striking Terrorist’
Israel has reached a deal with a Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist prisoner who has been on a long-term hunger strike, officials in the PA said on Monday night.
The terrorist, Samer Issawi, has reportedly agreed to end an on-off hunger strike which lasted for more than eight months in exchange for an early release, the officials told Reuters.
Issawi agreed to a deal brokered byIsraeli and PA officials to serve eight months for violating bail conditions, after which he will be freed to his Jerusalem home, according to Qadura Fares, head of the Palestinian prisoner organization.
Issawi’s attorney told Kol Yisrael radio on Monday night that the agreement with his clienthad been signed in principle and would be brought to the Ofer Military Court for approval on Tuesday. An official Israeli source has yet to confirm the reports.
Issawi was first arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 26 years for terrorist activity. He was released in the Shalit deal in October 2011, but rearrested in July for violating the terms of the release agreement.
Israel has ordered that he serve the remainder of his original sentence.
Israel has said it was willing to deport Issawi to any EU member country or any UN member country, but an EU spokesman had claimed that “Israel has not formally approached the EU on this subject.”
Issawi is the last of four Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist prisoners who were on extended hunger strikes in Israeli prisons, after two ended their fast in February and a thirdwas exiled to Gaza for 10 years.
Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist prisoners have turned hunger striking into a pressure tactic aimed at forcing Israel to release them out of fear for their lives. Israel has several times in the past caved to the pressure and released some hunger strikers.
Earlier on Monday, Issawi told an Israeli judge that he will not take liquids and will boycott future court sessions at a hearing in Kaplan Medical Center, where he has been hospitalized after his health deteriorated.
“I was sentenced by a Jerusalem court to eight months which ended in March, so I don’t see any reason to be detained. Your detention is malicious and I don’t recognize your committee, nor the procedures you take against me,” Issawi told the judge, according to a report in the Bethlehem-based Ma’an news agency.
Issawi’s doctor reportedly told the court that medics were very concerned as the prisoner has stopped taking vitamins and supplements and refuses to undergo any medical tests.
The judge asked the doctor why Issawi was not being forced to eat, to which the doctor replied, “This would be inhumane, and as doctors we ethically can’t do it.”
There has been much ink spilled on this subject, going back to 2007 with an op-ed ‘No Crime Without Punishment’ – http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/7296#.UXZsn7X-Fn0 …followed up by ‘The Silent Jews’ – http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/7877#.UXZs-LX-Fn0 … in concert with ‘Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof…Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue’ – https://adinakutnicki.com/2012/06/28/tzedek-tzedek-tirdof-justice-justice-you-shall-pursue-nullum-crimen-sine-poena-no-crime-without-punishment-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ and ‘Israel’s Ship of Fools’ , a more recent update – https://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/15/israels-ship-of-fools-led-by-delusional-leadership-caroline-glick-skewers-them-barack-hussein-obama-too-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki-11/.
What’s wrong with Israel’s leaders, are they tone deaf? Not exactly. They are afflicted by, and addicted to, ‘Oslo Derangement Syndrome’ – http://www.jcpa.org/phas/phas-fishman-f05.htm. Fellow patriots, as stated in the opening, it could be worse!