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.

Another day another terrorist attack in Jerusalem

i just got an infection in my foot

so after coming back from my amazing month and a half trip in Nepal and India I found a job as a security guard in my city hospital.

in Israel there is a lot beating and mess inside the hospitals because a lot of arabs folks coming over to see their family member that is getting treatment but if he die they blaming the doctors for his death and then they starting to beat someone or make some mess and that’s why I found a good paid job as a security guard in that hospital.

so of course it’s not going to be my one and only job and meanwhile i’m  learning to trade stocks and saving up my money for my upcoming moving to Germany (I’m going to study law in Dusseldorf) so between shifts in my job I do runs! how great is that!?

until this year I never ran, I really hate it and I was the laziest man alive on this planet but something change last summer, I started to run out of boringness in the army and now it became an addiction. so I try to keep my addiction up and “running” 2-3 times a week( I also got the new Microsoft band and it’s soo cool!!)so for the last couple of months I ran between 5 to 6 KM but 2 days ago I pushed myself further and ran 8.56 KM in 53 min.
while running nothing unique happened and I didn’t felt anything but the morning after I woke up and couldn’t stand on my left foot. I’ve felt like a bone inside it is broken or almost broken but still I have a shift in the hospital to go to. so I limped to my hospital (it’s about 4 KM from my house and I love to walk so I don’t take the bus/car) and like every time murphy rule came along to the shift and gave me a psychopathic woman whom refused to get treatment and the doctors ordered me to deny her from going out of the ER. so i chased her inside the ER for half an hour while limping, I coursed my life but now I’m thinking about it and laughing. so i did my 8 hours shift limping and went home acting brave and trying not to do a big deal out of it.
The day after I had a shift in a stationary position inside the hospital so it was fine but the walking to and from the hospital was hurting like hell. today I decided to go to my doctor and apparently he had a English student that has roots in Peru so when he saw me jacket (a one from Nepal with a unique sewing) he asked about it and if it from Peru I answered no and told him that it from Nepal and we started to have a chit-chat.
He and my doctor looked at my leg and the told me i got an infection in some weird Latin name muscle and that I have to take 3 days resting…so now I’m home resting and chilling how fun is that!

i just got an infection in my foot

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

the valley of tears

this is the valley of tears between Israel and Syria where so many blood have been shed but the situation is calm now

its so weird to be here in these quiet valley and think that hundreds of men lost their lives exactly here.

now it’s all quite and the view is awesome!.i sit here all day long with a black strong cup of coffee and with my Robert Johnson playlist(a blues singer from the 40′s).

there are days that I put my symphonic female fronted and growls metal and just thinking about stuff..

  for me the valley of tears became the valley of thoughts!  

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