Still too many

The Jerusalem Post - - COMMENT & FEATURES -

Re­gard­ing “Ev­ery Pales­tinian who killed an Is­raeli in 2018, dead or ar­rested” (Jan­uary 11), we are en­cour­aged to be re­lieved that there were only 14 peo­ple killed in ter­ror­ist at­tacks last year, the low­est num­ber since 2013, but this num­ber is still too high – es­pe­cially for the be­reaved fam­i­lies.

Were we to elim­i­nate the ter­ror­ists in their en­tirety, all the sadly empty places in Jew­ish homes would not ex­ist.

What we have in­stead is lead­er­ship that in­sists that the en­emy must not be de­stroyed. Thus, for we still see thou­sands of Arabs tak­ing part in the now reg­u­lar vi­o­lent Fri­day protests, launch­ing rocks, fire­bombs and hand grenades to­ward our troops – try­ing to breach the se­cu­rity fence and some­times suc­ceed­ing. We, the peo­ple, in sup­port­ing the lead­er­ship that al­lows this, are com­plicit in the hu­mil­i­a­tion and dis­in­te­gra­tion of our Na­tion at the hands of our en­e­mies as though we were still a help­less and state­less peo­ple. In fact, state­less is what we will be if the con­ces­sions and ca­pit­u­la­tion to our en­e­mies do not end. YENTEL JA­COBS

Ne­tanya

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