With each war the State of Israel has to fight to defend herself she is facing existential threat.

It is sad and ironic that the horrific death of the three youths that brought about the disgusting murder of an Arab boy that started the barrage of rockets from Gaza has, in a way, saved the Jewish State, Israel, from a terrifying, already in the planning, attack.

The dozens of sophisticated tunnels that had been dug from Gaza into Israel, ending at the door steps of Israel’s southern communities, were not just terror tunnels for the purpose of terrorism, their main purpose was for invading Israel, murdering and kidnapping numerous Israeli civilians and thus put Israel in a predicament she never yet faced from her Arab enemies.

If the course of events, 3 Israeli boys murdered, an Arab boy murdered in revenge and Hamas goes ballistic, did not happen, at a time that would have suited them, Hamas would have sent thousands of soldiers, through the tunnels, to occupy cities and military posts unprepared for the sudden invasion; thousands of Hamas terrorists, wearing IDF uniform, would have managed to murder, kidnap and hold positions in Israel, while the IDF, like in Yom Kippur War, would have been caught with its pants down, not prepared and organized to protect the nation from the surprised invasion.
At the same time, Hamas would have also fired barrages of hundreds of rockets and missiles to the center of the country, paralyzing Israel’s organizational ability to defend itself against the invasion.

In such a case, in Israel there could have been tens of thousands of deaths, the complete breakdown of the national systems, the Home Front and the hinterland’s preparations. And if the Arabs of Judea and Samaria, and even some Israeli Arabs, would have joined in the fray the chaos and death and clashes would have risen.

We may ask ourselves, what was Hamas waiting for to invade? But this is irrelevant now because it did not happen.

Eyal z”l, Naftali z”l and Gilad z”l, by their death they started the process of waking Israel up to what she is really facing. Again, ironically, the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the 16-year-old Arab boy, made Hamas lose its cool and thus lose so many of its fighters, arsenal and infrastructure and with it, Israel found what she was facing and managed to protect herself.

So we need to say thank you to Danny Gold, who developed the Iron Dome; may he live a long, healthy and productive life. By the way Danny, you need to improve the Iron Dome performance so it is 100% accurate.

We say thank you to all of the soldiers for their courage and bravery and to some for making the ultimate sacrifice when defending the Homeland. We all mourn you and will never forget you.

When the dust has been settled, Israel must settle the score with Hamas, to the very last terrorist.

Remember, all of the damage that Israel had suffered from this Protective Edge-Solid Rock War is truly nothing comparing to what Hamas had in the planning.

Thank you God for being in Israel’s tailwind.