Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Kassams Are a Threat to Us All

The world pays little attention when Arab terrorists attack Israel, but the weapons used against Israel are always eventually used against others, including the very states that supported their use against Jews in Israel.

Suicide bombings did not stay confined to Israeli cities. Terrorists tried to destroy the tallest building in Israel, the Shalom Tower in Tel Aviv, before they tried destroying the World Trade Center.

Thousands of rockets and missiles were launched at Israeli cities and towns by Hamas, Hizbullah and other terrorist groups, with the support of Iran and Syria, last summer. Hundreds have been launched from Gaza at the Israeli city of Sderot in the last month alone, making that city unlivable and causing serious emotional trauma to everyone there.

So far, Israel hasn't come up with an effective deterrent.

If this terror tactic continues to be used successfully against Israelis, it will inevitably spread. In its own interest, the civilized world needs to support whatever steps Israel takes to defeat these terrorists. If Israel is reluctant to do what's necessary, the United Nations should for once be constructive rather than counterproductive and go into Gaza, dismantle the Palestinian Authority, disarm the terrorists and start building a civil society there.

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