Friday, February 17, 2006

No one is saying it

While there were Jews in Gaza, they were being attacked daily. Literally. Kassam rockets rained upon the small towns and settlements.
And the Israeli government retreated, forcibly expelling Jews who wished to remain.

It was called disengagement, and it was unilateral.

<GollumVoice>"We want nothing to do with you nasty mean Arabses."</GollumVoice>

Well it was unilateral alright. A year and a half ago I predicted it would simply mean shifting the frontier outwards from Gaza. And while it never made headlines (and I'm sure it was thoroughly suppressed), Kassam rocket attacks on Ashkelon, a major city in Israel, are now a daily fact of life:
[Maj.-Gen. Yoav ] Galant brushed off the fact that the Palestinians are lobbing rockets and mortars at Israel on a daily basis in spite of the IDF's "effective" responses, by saying: "You have to look at the glass as half full. It could be better, it could be worse."
And it's not 'just' a matter of a few Jews murdered, after which we fire a few Hellfire missiles from an Apache in order to kill a few of theirs as retaliation:
Israel needs to prepare for a large-scale disaster caused by Kassam rockets which could strike the Ashkelon power plant or chemical storage tanks in the nearby industrial zone, senior security and government officials warned on Thursday.
But don't worry, we Jews have creative and ingenious solutions to the problem, as always:
While the IDF said it was working to reinforce the roofs of the factories and to protect the industrial zone, senior officers admitted that the military did not have a 100-percent solution to what they called the "Kassam problem."
Just what we need: Thicker roof tiling. Right.

Maybe it's time to re-disengage again. Force Ashkelon's zealous inhabitatans out, and withdraw to Tel-Aviv. Kassams can't reach us there yet, can they?


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