Gaza to Jerusalem (click to enlarge)
The distance from the Gaza Strip to the Supreme Court building of Israel in West Jerusalem is only a little over 46 miles. What if your country had an enemy so close?
Here are some comparisons:
Hyde Park, London to Jesus Green, Cambridge
Le Mans to Tours
Across Belfast (Ulster, UK).
Manhattan to West Point
Silicon Valley, Northern California
Across the Los Angeles basin, California.
The distance between Tel Aviv and the Gaza Strip is even closer, it’s only about 42 miles.
How would you feel if you could never feel safe in your home because of terrorists only 4o miles away that could fired rockets down on you at any moment? How would you feel about your government if it did nothing to protect you from those terrorists?
Obviously a country needs to keep its citizens safe from attack. It’s a war for survival in Israel. The Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip and enjoy wide popular support there – they are the elected ‘government’ of the Gaza Strip Arabs. And they all hate Israel and rejoice when rockets are fired at innocent Jewish civilians.
Israel cannot allow a failed state that is governed by terrorists and hateful, bitter Arabs to remain so close to them and attack them with impunity. They are perfectly justified attacking them back, but that is a short-term solution that will only temporarily halt the terrorists.
To solve the root of the problem the entire Arab population in the Gaza Strip needs uprooted and relocated elsewhere, far from Israel. If Egypt loves them, let them receive them at Arish. Let the ‘international community’ build them new houses there. But wherever they go, they must go!
But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. – Numbers 33:55.