When They Kidnap Our Children

It is such an interesting contrast.  Whenever there is so much as a suspicion that a Jew sprayed graffiti on an Arab car, the Israeli  government rushes to apologize, and to arrest Jewish youth on the chance that they were involved.  The leftists among the Israeli press invite the world media to join them on a witch-hunt, blaming Zionists for the act (which, in many cases, were uncovered as inner arab community vandalism).

When Arabs kidnap Jewish children, not only is there no apology from any arab leaders, nor attempts to help release the boys.   There is excitement and happiness, actually celebration, on the Arab street.  The Arab terrorists who sit in Israeli prisoners feel that they are vindicated, even as they continue to collect tens of thousands of dollars monthly from the Paliestinian Authority as thanks for whatever harm they have done to Israeli life, and for killing and injuring Jews. Since the Arab see this as part of their struggle for  whatever they want for their terrorists in our prisons – release, better conditions, whatever they are demanding today – we must see the connection as well. And therefore, the only logical step, along with everything the army is doing to attempt to find and free our boys, is to make the terrorists in prison pay the price for this kidnapping.

Rather than benefit from it, they should be tried for it.  A swift trial, by the army courts, must decide that for each minute that these boys are missing, a terrorist who wants this kidnapping to secure his release, should pay with his life.

Had the terrorists sitting in Israeli prisons been handed the death sentence to begin with, this kidnapping as a negotiating tool might have been prevented.

Please daven for the intelligence an Intelligence of the Israeli government and security forces, and for the three boys: Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel;  Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim; and Eyal ben Iris Teshura.

About the Author
Chana made Aliya at age 17 as part of her goal to live Torah in the details. When not writing obsessively, she is a full-time wife and mother, with side helpings of remedial math teaching and case management for special-needs kids. Currently studying psychology and education at Open University and desperately seeking cleaning help.