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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The Hardest Thing

It's 9:30 in the morning Israel Time Wednesday morning. About an hour and a half now I have been watching the News Non stop seeing the soldiers walking in to the Yeshuvim, and Stating the Pinuy.

I said this a couple of time in the past few days and now I see it in my eyes, and in the eyes of everyone else:
This is the Hardest Mission that Tzahal ever had to deal with. I don't think I know of a time when so many Soldiers were crying at one time. I don't know of a time when such high ranking officers stand and just don't know what to say.

We have prepered for this day for months, and this morning the time has come.

In all the years that Tzahal has spent days and nights protecting the country, doing it's missions, fighting it's wars, It never had to deal with this.

Shooting an enemy soldier who is comming to kill you, and you People is an easy and known task.

Taking people who are hugging you, tlaking to you, loving you, are you brothers/sisters/ nation, is something that no amount of practice will ever prepere you for.

I only hope that we get through these days and that we as a nation will be able to once again, as we have done so many times in the past, rebuild, and I hope and pray that we will be stronger than we are going into this.

We here in Israel have a lot of work to do. This move is not even the first step. The first step will be next week after it i all over and we have to look at each other again, and fight the war for our country, shoulder to shoulder, as brothers/sisters.

19 Comments:

At 1:06 PM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

OY/OC: Just got back Chomesh...and now headed down south. If you think for a second that this will not happen again, you are sorely mistaken. The Shomron is no longer the same Shomron it was 3 days ago. I have seen its roads cut apart, with massive barricades all over the place, rolls of razor wire 5 deep alongside roads. Sorry, but this is going to continue...as the left streamrolls along.

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger old carriage sports lounge said...

Tzahal is G-d's army. I usually have so much to say but words are stifled inside of me right now.
It's kind of like feeling torn in two--if I were a resident of Shomron or Gush Katif, I'd be fighting til the bitter end, and yet IDF has a job to do, but you can't help but respect and admire the compassion they are showing, witnessing the tearing down of synagogues and stopping to cry with the residents. Such is the fate of a Jewish nation I suppose.
Such amazing, amazing people.

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Jameel, let me just share something with you. I've actually been getting pist that there has been no media coverage of the disengagement in the Shomron. The husband has told me that that is b/c the settlements being cleared had like 15 familes total. Now, I don't want to fight over numbers or symantics. But, I think there should be at least one reporter up there showing the whole picture and not just one part. I mean, I'd be pist if I were leaving the Northern Shomron and there was not one person supporting me like they are in the Gush and the rest of the Strip.
-OC

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Unable to sleep because of these events, my heart breaks, and goes out to everyone there in Israel.

I have a new post up on this issue today as well.

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger fsgsf said...

Yes, let us hope Israel can unite again now in our common goals and purposes.

May the terrorist cowards be unable to progress their horrible agenda!

Peace!

NJ from NJ

 
At 7:00 AM, Blogger Chai18 said...

lets hope that the rift this plan has caused will be able to be overcome, i fear that all those teenagers holed, or at were holed up, in the neve dekalim shul will come out of this burned out and disillusioned with the State for abandoning them. that is something we cannot overcome, a satmar-ization of the national religious community, rav tal's psak not to say hallel at all on yom haatzmut is only the beginning.

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Chai, I don't think that that's what's happened. These kids aren't disillusioned about anything. They're some punks who had nothing better to do with their time. They have and had no respect for the settlers and/or the Armed Forces and the police. They also didn't have any respect for the SHULS. The police and soldiers were wearing hats partially b/c they wanted to make sure they showed respect and had their heads covered. What did the kids do? Threw water bottles and knocked the hats off. Then, in Kfar Darom. I have no words to describe that defilement. That's what I was expecting from the Pals, not Jews. Throwing acid on the police?!? My g-d!! They also hit one of their fellow protesters in the head and injured them seriously. What they did yesterday crossed all lines and boundaries. As my mom said, these kids are going into the Army next. They'll get some good ass kickings there.
I also partially blame the Rabbis and Yeshivas. They've been telling the kids for over a year that this wouldn't happened, and if it did, that it was a Mitzvah for them to do everything to stop it. Then, yesterday, when the Rabbis were trying to get them to calm down and treat the cops and soldiers with respect, they just yelled back and the Rabbis. One guys actually hit one. Why should they have listened? They're the ones that told these kids to do this.
Bottom line, if these kids get disillusioned, I particularly don't give a sh*t! This country doesn't need kids like that. What they did yesterday was one of the biggest Chilul Hashems I have ever seen. The settlers were disgusted by them, as well. As I've said, these kids' are stupid and dangerous. I have never encouraged police brutality before yesterday. I hope these kids will be severely punished.
-OC

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger Chai18 said...

i find your willingness to give up on these protesters so easily troubling, and it was paint thinner not acid and yes the attempt to hurt rav aviner was horrible and did show how much disrespect these kids have towards everyone, but that doesn't mean we should just brush them off and label them as hopeless. There are so few of us as it is, why should we lose more?

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

No, 10 soldiers and one fellow protestor were injured by acid. I did not label them as hopeless. I just said that I didn't give a damn whether they disavow the country or not. They don't deserve anyone's respect, and they didn't get and don't have anyone's. What they did crossed all lines and boundaries of behavior and respect. So, no, I don't care what happens to them. I hope they get some good ass kickings, and then it'll be over with. That's all. They're not hopeless. I never said that. I just don't care what happens to them.
-OC

 
At 3:43 AM, Blogger Chai18 said...

"I just don't care what happens to them."

that scares me, whetheter or not you approve of their actions, and few do, that is irrelevant to the fact that they are jews and so are you and while their opinions and how they act on them is distasteful to you and to most of the country does not mean you cant care about them, they are jews and so are you, we are all part of the "bigger picture"

 
At 4:40 AM, Blogger Ittay said...

OC, the problem is not the kids, although they certainly should receive conseqeunces for their behaviours.

the problem is the educational system that taught them that giving one inch of Isreal away is against halacha. These kids need to be exposed to more than one opinion.

 
At 7:02 AM, Blogger callieischatty said...

Sorry to be off topic but we need yours and other Israeli voices for balance on this Anti Israel blog!

Please come help!
http://cleave.blogs.com/pomomusings/2005/08/israelipalestin.html

 
At 7:09 AM, Blogger callieischatty said...

also ask anyone else from Israel to come and speak up too.

http://cleave.blogs.com/pomomusings/2005/08/israelipalestin.html

 
At 3:58 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Ittay, I agree with you, but these kids are also at the age when they can make decisions for themselves. Listen, Chai, you're right. They are Jews, and in that, I hope that some sense can be knocked into them. But, on the level that what did was wrong was that it wasn't "distasteful". They violated so many Halachot, I don't know where to start. They must pay for their actions. After that, well, we'll just wait and see.
-OC

 
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At 4:57 PM, Blogger Chai18 said...

whats with all the spam comments everyone seems to be getting them now, did the spammers just realize there are Jewish blogs??

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

I think so. Crap! I thought I would be able to escape them!
-OC

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Ittay said...

Let's send the spammers to bagdad.

 
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