The latest report from our Israeli correspondent MC comes during a time of relative quiet for Sderot —although not for the rest of Israel, nor for Jews in Europe.
Day 11: The Miracle Machine
On Saturday there was almost a modern-day pogrom, inevitably, in Paris. ‘Peaceful’ Muslims attacked a synagogue in the city (see videos here and here). Inside were 200 worshipers. The intent was murderous and the policing inadequate (and slow, too, it would appear). The internal synagogue security guards (yes synagogues have to have guards in Europe) held off the mob and probably stopped a massacre. President François Hollande immediately demanded a ceasefire — in Israel.
What connection has the Saddam Hussein Mosque in Birmingham (UK) to Saudi Arabia, where Shiites are persecuted second-class citizens? I don’t know, but if I were to mount a murderous attack on the mosque because of it, there would be outrage. The synagogue in Paris was attacked because ‘peaceful’ Muslims hate Jews, anywhere, anytime. Israel is irrelevant, Mr. Hollande. That a mini Kristallnacht is tolerated in Paris only demonstrates the pure 1930s Nazi nature of the EU elites, led, it appears, by France and Sweden, with Norway and the UK close behind. Nazism isn’t just about racism: it is a mindset of coercion and prejudice where a small cadre of EU elitists inflicts its murderous belief system on its citizens (and the world) by force and deception. That Muslim immigrants are used as ‘Brown Shirt’ proxies does not change the raw fact.
Iron Dome is our mechanical miracle. Not only has it saved our many lives, but it is a psychological hammer to Hamas’ ambitions. They thought that they were going to petrify our people, but, as it begins to filter through just how good Iron Dome and its IAF operators are, it has given a new confidence to the whole country. We in Sderot learned just what it meant in the 2012 missile flurries, and now the whole of Israel has heard the roar, seen the light and experienced the bang that most often beats the missile.
We had a pair of Iron Dome interceptions about two hours ago. It was noisy, yes, but only one missile of the volley landed and junked some cars. The two which could have done real damage were neutralised.
Now we have suicide UAVs, one of which exploded over Ashdod in a huge but impotent blast just a few hours ago. The ‘surprises’ so far have been fizzles.
“We are using anti-missile systems to protect our civilians, and they’re using their civilians to protect their missiles” — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 13/7/2014
MC lives in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. For his previous essays, see the MC Archives.