I Watch With Terror The Rockets Fly

I watch with terror the rockets fly.

The plumes of white smoke in the sky.

Indiscriminately, randomly where will they fall.

A car, a home, a factory, a kindergarten.

The shrapnel penetrating the flesh of its victims.

The rockets do not know the difference,

Between military and civilian, men and women, children and old.

Hundreds and hundreds fired at Israel.

More than 130,000 rockets stockpiled.

Terror from the south, terror from the north.

Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah.

They chant “Throw the Jews into the Sea!”

Knives, guns, bombs, kidnappings.

They hand out candy to the children to celebrate.

Then the missiles.

The radar detects the launch.

The sirens wail.

People run to the bomb shelters.

The Iron Dome intercepts many.

Yet some get through.

Explosions are heard on the ground.

Shredded roofs, glass blown out, bricks lay in piles.

Flesh and blood everywhere.

Screams of the victims.

Ambulances rushing to the scene.

People in chaos.

The Israeli Defense Forces are strong and courageous.

But the terrorists use human shields.

We don’t want to hurt all the civilians.

Tap, tap–we warn the residents to flee.

We bomb another empty building.

A warning to the terrorists.

More missiles fly overhead.

More terror tunnels underneath.

Leave us alone, once and for all.

The Arab League with 22 member states.

Oil wealth running down the streets.

And over 5,000,000 square miles of “terror”-tory

What do they want from the one Nation State of Israel.

Less than 9,000 square miles.

Leave us alone, once and for all

Over 420,000,000 Arabs.

Just 6,000,000 Jews in Israel.

The numeric odds are not in our favor.

Yet while we are outnumbered, they are outgunned.

We are a people of the book and every human being is invaluable to us.

We fight, but with both hands tied behind our back to safeguard life–even that of our enemies.

But the G-d of Heaven promised to Abraham and his descendants the land of Israel.

And the L-rd of Hosts fights for his children.

Oh L-rd, we only want to live in peace in the land of our forefathers and to do Thy will.

The L-rd is a just G-d and he will shield his children.

The missiles and the terror will cease.

The enemy will know G-d’s wrath.

Arise, the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Smite the Philistines and let justice be done.

Tear the enemy to shreds, like the suicide bombs and missiles they send to do their bidding.

This is not a war of our choosing.

But it is a war that Israel will win.

And Israel’s enemies will know who is G-d.

(Source Photo:  Reposted here in video by Israel Foreign Affairs Ministry)

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Andy Blumenthal is business and technology leader who writes frequently about Jewish life, culture, and security. All opinions are his own.
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