Zev Shandalov

Ahmed Has Left the Building!

Thousands of leaflets have been dropped. Over 100,000 phone calls have been made. Announcements have been “broadcast” on all forms of social media. All of these communiques had one objective: Warn the citizens of Gaza to get out of their homes NOW, before they find themselves in the direct line of fire when Israel makes a more concerted effort to rid The Strip of Hamas.

While the world (especially the Arab world) keeps painting Israel as the Great Satan, she continues to act like no other country in the world. We warn, we give notice, we “knock” on roof tops–and only then do we act. We have aborted missions at the last second so as not to cause civilian casualties. Israel has gone way above and beyond in trying to prevent any civilian casualties.

And all the while, the Hamas commanders are demanding that their people stay put. As a  Hamas spokesperson said with complete candor: “We aren’t leading our people today to destruction. We are leading them to death.” 

But reports are coming in that tens of thousands of Gazans are NOT heeding the call to become the next shahid (martyr); nor are they apparently interested in next-world their allotment of 72 virgins. They are fleeing in record numbers.

As they flee, as they vacate the area and leave behind the Hamas terrorists, it is time to strike hard FROM THE AIR and with full force.

After all, Ahmed has left the building!

(Please G-d let there be no casualties on our side; not to civilians and not to soldiers.)

About the Author
After living in Chicago for 50 years, the last 10 of which Zev Shandalov served as a shul Rav and teacher in local Orthodox schools, his family made Aliya to Maale Adumim in July 2009. Shandalov currently works as a teacher, mostly interacting with individual students.