In the last couple of months there is a sharp rise in the statistics-the statistics of terrorist attack in Israel and especially in Jerusalem.
back in the beginning of this century we had couple of grim years of suicide bombing on our buses and restaurants,an attacks that came from an organized extreme Muslim groups.our own FBI call Shabak managed to infiltrate those groups and after couple of years the descended to propaganda groups without any ability to attack us.
In recent months there is a new trend among many extreme Muslim people in the West bank and especially in east Jerusalem(where a lot of Palestinians lives in a poor conditions but work in Israel). this trend is very similar to the shooting in high schools trend that happening in the USA once in a while-a Palestinian guy can wake up in the morning after working in Jerusalem for 15 years and take his taxi and just make a killing spree with it on some innocent bystanders. it’s called “the lonely terrorist attack” and it’s characteristics are that it will come in a surprise with no early planning by the attacker and no clues. I think you’ll understand why it’s hard to stop those kind of attacks. how can our intelligence infiltrate an ordinary man mind? you can’t,you don’t even have some rules or guidelines to decide who is the typical people to executes those attack.
so what is the solution?
some say we need to deter those people by destroying their families homes after they attacked,some say we need to exclude them and cancel their citizenships.
what is my answer?-give them hope
when you give the population an economic opportunity and greater infrastructures like running water,better roads,more educational chances people will have something to look for..a light in the end of the tunnel.
when people will learned in school suddenly the preachers in the mosques wouldn’t be so attractive.
Suddenly the chance to go to college,to earn a better salary,to build a better house and go to vacations abroad will be more appealing then go and be brainwashed by the sheiks.
that’s the smartest solution that I can think of.
In Friday evening in gonna fly to a month and a half to Nepal and India in order to get some peace of mind and relaxation after 3 years in the army and of course after a war in Gaza where I lost a friend of mine..i need this vacation…I’m craving for it like an air for my lungs..for my existence..im not going to do drugs and parties..im looking for silence..for views and sights..to sit on top of a beautiful mountain and just clean my mind off..a great cleansing..that how I look and this bear coming trip..I’ll share photos and thoughts afterward..hope I’ll find some peace folks! See ya!
So yesterday was Sunday.. The day that open my last week in the army and what did I get? A battle on the Syrian border.. That right.
let start from the beginning:
so yesterday morning I woke up at sunrise.. Worked on my tank for half an hour and went to breakfast. Nothing extraordinary.
after couple of hours an anti tank middle that had been shot from Syria to Israel hit a truck 🚚 and a 9 years old boy died and couple other are seriously injured.
and then it all began!
our group of tanks rushed to combat stations and we shot on military targets. a long day began to take a shape.. After an hour of shooting and crazy talks on the radio things started to go weird.. We waited and waited to get some commands but they never came so as we are waiting we saw a big explosions in front of us on a town in Syria ..apparently they (Syria) started to fight the rebels in their turf with no connection to the battle with us! How crazy is this! . So all day long apparently was a wired routine of see Syrian fighters and weaponry and waiting to approval to shoot them…at 11am it started to happen..we only managed to eat at 10 pm! I was starving!! It’s a hot summer in israel(36 Celsius ) and the waters began to vanished..it was a truly hard and exhausting day..but we never thought about this because we are here for this kind of stuff..to protect our border!
that seldom moment…
that seldom moment when you finish and end of an era..when you can look back and say”I did it!”..we all have this moments..if we could just pause the time for a moment and concentrate on the moments solely..we will appreciate things alot more.
after years in the army I have this moment..the moment when i look at my tank for the last time..that machine that been with me for so long..saw me bleed (physically)..saw me shed tears of suffer and despair..saw me happy and excited.
I look at my tank and I know that its my closest partner.my secret keeper.
he knows me and I knows him.
do you guys remember any of this moments? Please share it with me