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.
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!
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’ve just been in a war in Gaza for the last two weeks..killing 4-10 terrorist and lost a friend..to be continue
Minorities…”wired”,anti mainstream groups..what there rule in our society?
as a guy who possess extreme liberal and anti religious ideas what is my purpose?
am I here to put a mirror in front of the society? Am I doomed to life of fighting my ideas through and through?
there are a lot of people like me..people with other ideas..people that don’t fit into the “mainstream box of thought” people that think differently and its not have to be political..hell! Most of it is social and religious.
I have very strong feelings against religion..against this institute.
im thinking that religion is just an ancient form of controlling large masses of people(just like democracy today).when I see a religious guy worshiped his god my mind is going through a lot of empathy and I kinda feel sad for him..how can he worship things that doesn’t exist and waste his life like that?! The point of this post is nit about who is right and who is wrong..it just me telling my thoughts.
marriage are the same for me.as a anti marriage guy I thinking that the institution is dead..yes absolutely dead.why is it dead? Because today when we have all this liberal spirit of free sex and we’re jumping from one partner to the other..we nit educated anymore to stand with one woman/man for our entire life so why bother? Why try and do something that doesn’t need to happen? Because it’s a tradition? I don’t think so..we are creatures..animals- a male have to produce as much legacy and continuations as he can in order to sustain the human race. These is why guys can cheat but still love one girl and one girl only.
the same goes with women aka females.women are built to sustain a family and to take care of children.im not anti feminine hell no!women are better then us in a lot of ways and in the end if the day we are equal creature. They need to have more equality in society as same as men because we are all the same!.but you can see that when woman is giving birth..the child is everything for her..she breath and live the Child’s life.the guy who have the same kid..love him and would do everything for him. But its still not the same devotion and this is why we have the saying “mother love”,
mom will always support her child even when he disappoint her..a father not always do that . He will! But not as the mom.
all those things I wrote in here are not true nor false..they’re my ideas and there are a lot of examples that I gave that have an opposite examples to contradict them.
so to conclude my post I don’t now what my rule in society is..but I think it really doesn’t matter
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!
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!