"abnormality in his heart."
The human face of conflict. war, political threat, Intifada, struggle for the good life, women and their loved ones searching for the "good life" under war. Israel, the Israel Palestinian conflict.
This e-mail is going around in Hebrew. It is all true.
The soldiers in Gaza are switched out with other units in order to rest. This
story was told by one of these soldiers.
"I and my friends captured a number of Hamas terrorists. When they were
interrogated, we asked them, if you have so many tunnels that come into Israel,
and that are built 25 feet under the ground and reach to Beer Sheva, why until
now have you never used any of them for terrorist attacks? To kidnap or kill
And this is what he answered:
“For twelve years we have been building these tunnels and waiting for the right
moment, when we were trained and ready. We decided that the time would be this
year on Rosh Hashana, 2014. We chose Rosh Hashana because most of the soldiers
get leave to go home and there aren’t a lot on guard duty, and it’s a two day
holiday. All of Hamas would go through the tunnels we’ve built over twelve
years and capture Israel. In every tunnel we’d send two, three dozen armed
terrorists and kidnap civilians, women, children and bring them back to Gaza
through the tunnels. And then Israel couldn’t bomb the tunnels because of all
the Israeli civilians inside them. And in this way we would occupy the entire
country and rule Israel and kill all the Zionists. For years we were planning
this and it was going to happen in two months. Your attacks on Gaza destroyed
Israela: secrets, lies, and alienation. Heroism. Arabs saving Jews and Jews healing Arabs in Israel. Israela: An eternal struggle for peace. Three women and their loved ones seeking the "good life" under war. The complex social structure of Israel, tradition, history, war, Intifada, and love.
Author Batya Casper.