Another day another terrorist attack in Jerusalem

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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.

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Another day another terrorist attack in Jerusalem

Flying to Nepal

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!

Flying to Nepal

Today I got my “reserve military funds”

3 weeks after the operation in Gaza started..a special day came..july 29th the official release date of me from the army..the date i dreamt so much about..a more special day then a marriage day!.

in the 29th I was inside Gaza strip in an alley with my tank and fought terrorist and more specifically tried to keep myself safe.

instead of going to tel Aviv and give my equipment back to the army..i fired ammunition.

in the same day I joined what is called reserve service-the service of everyone after his mandatory service and when needed can be called to serve again (mainly in war times)..you can be 22 or 40 and still be called to the flag.

the thing is that reserve force you get paid per day the same amount you are getting paid in your civil life job.

I never had a civil job right? Right!.

so when I still fought alongside my folks in the mandatory service I got paid much higher then them! If a regular serviceman get 200$ a month..i got 1200$ crazy!.

 

yesterday the brown army’s envelope came to my apartment and at first glance I fought that they are calling me back to the army ,my heart rate reached higher with every second running by until I opened the envelope and saw a doc. That give me the right to get the money from social security! So that’s what I did! Ohh and the best thing? After 10 days of reserve service you get an amount of 1200$ as a gift because you donated a respectable amount of time to your country and its not granted.

so guess what.. I got it +the 1200$ salary! Great day!

 

Today I got my “reserve military funds”

I fought in operation protective edge

Hello friends I just came home for good after one month in the gasa-Israeli conflict that still going on right now.
Yesterday I went to tel aviv to the biggest base in the country.
I gave them my equipment and took off the uniforms after 3 years of service in the military.
It’s not that I quit or something like that..it’s just that after 3 years the mandatory service is done and you going home to start your civilian lifestyle for good.

So what happened?
Well..one month ago I went home for a release vacation but hey one day they called me and told me “yaron come back we are going down south to Gaza to fight Hamas .

Of course I was depressed because I just wanted to go home for good.
So I took of my cloths packed up a bag and went to the army.

For 3 weeks thousands of soldiers (and me!) sat down in some agriculture fields next to the Gaza Strip border and waited for the command to enter the strip and do our mission.
What’s are mission was? To finds bunch of tunnels that Hamas dogged from Gaza to Israel territory and especially to the settlements near by.

At Saturday night the order came and we entered in.
Chaos was everywhere in the radio and we shot like crazy In Order to make the terrorist keep there heads off and not to attack us.

You know what the strangest thing was? There was no enemy! We fought against ghosts!

The terrorist had tunnels from house to house and from field to field.
When we finished the entering in process we started to slow our movement down and these is when Hamas had his chance to hurt us.

While you stand for couple of hours with your tank down in the street and nothing happen,suddenly and anti tank weapon is flying meters from you and until you start to search the enemy..he’s already gone.
We literally fought ghosts.

In one of the days over there I lost a good friend of mine..a mortar shell shrapnel hurt him in the heart and in the neck…I don’t know how I feel about it because back then we didn’t have really I time to digest it and confront it..we needed to keep ourself safe!

Me and my crew are responsible for the killing of 6 terrorists…2 of them were holding a really expensive and danger anti tank weapon that could kill us for sure.

In the end I finished my 3 years (and 8 days (; ) with a Big Bang..now when I’m home I’m starting to digest what I’ve been through and there will be more posts about my inner values vs. staying alive conflicts and the things I saw.

I fought in operation protective edge

”there is no p…

”there is no place like home”

I’ve just entered home..my home, not a base, not an outpost an definitely not a tank!.

I don’t know how I feel exactly right now, I think that I am oppressing the moment and think of it as an ordinary exit to home from the army..

the weird thing is that I know that in couple of days that no one will call me to come back,then I will realize that I’m in a different era,a new and unfamiliar chapter in my life.

you know what’s funny? I know that this feeling is going to come in a few days..my mind is ready for this but still I have no control what so ever on this phenomena and it’s going to happen whatever I want it or not.\

the first thing I did was to take a good long shower…a┬ácleansing one, a shower that mentally cleaning my soul and consciousness.

second thing was of course to eat a nice meal that my mom made to me and see Netherlands vs. mexico( mediocre match).

tomorrow morning the sun is going to shine upon my face but it’s going to be a different sun…a sun of new beginning..a sun of optimism and hope.

tomorrow morning a new chapter will  begin, but still there is no place like home to begin it.

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Last hours

Last hours of ancient sunlight.. Last hours of me in the army, in the dusty rugged uniforms.

last time of me being sleeping inside a container that made a weird swap to bedroom.

later time I’m going to have this feeling.. Yeah the most annoying feeling I have ever had -feel unproductive and not useful..

that feeling has come with me like an owl on the shoulder from day 1.

for 3 years everything I did was to the country.. Nothing was for me.

now it’s the time.. The time has come to take myself up to higher levels of self potential efficiency!.

I’m here now in the container.. Dreaming about tomorrow..caressing the elusion of being free.

lets us hope its not going to stay as an elusion

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