Fifty years and one to the day of the launching of the Yom Kippur War in 1973 (October 6, 1973) by Israel’s Arab neighbors Hamas has launched a massive attack by air, land, and sea aimed at provoking a final Arab-Israeli war and destroying the state of Israel once and for all. While such goals may be delusional fantasies of deranged extremists, the deadly import of this massive terrorist strike in dozens of locations with over 5,000 rockets fired in 20 minutes is certainly getting all of Israel’s attention.
Dozens of Arab terrorist cells have entered Israeli towns, killing Jews and taking hostages, and engaging in running gun battles with the IDF while rockets hurt and killed Jews across the State of Israel. In some instances, the Arabs have destroyed border fencing and checkpoints with Gaza and Israel, have occupied Israeli terroritory, and even seized Israeli armored vehicles.
While compared to the 1973 war, this onslaught is not major, as compared to all previous terror attacks, but this is a major attack and but is also more akin to a localized but all-out military engagement in a more conventional sense. In terms of the collective Israeli psyche, this has the same clarifying urgency and is eliciting the same kind of unity of outrage as the 1973 attack.
Of note, the conflict inside Israel over judicidal reform, in which a rogue Israeli Supreme Court was subverted by the left to essentially overturn actions by elected leaders, has been set aside. The same leftist groups urging Israelis not to answer call-ups from the military, so-called Refuseniks, have now urged all Israelis to immediately answer the call but their previous meddling in military affairs to protest in favor of judicial dictatorship may have contributed dramatically to the lack of preparation for this attack.
It’s too soon to speak of repercussions and recriminations, but already some are looking at the drama and division caused by the left, all to support judicidal supremacism to wit unelected leftist judges ruled by judicidal fiat, as aiding Israel’s Arab foes whose end is the extermination of the Jews from the Levant. But for now, the leftist opposition parties have united and declared “there is no opposition now” in light of the widely acknowledged fact Israel is at war.
Israel is celebrating Shemini Atzeret, a special holiday at the end of Sukkoth, and was in a mostly stand-down state of being, much as it was on Yom Kippur 50 years ago. A surprise Arab attack back then almost saw Israel overwhelmed. This attack was certainly a surprise, but at present, it has nothing near the same level of threat, though the genocidal intent remains the same. Few in the West, filled with corpostate media propaganda about “oppressed Palestinians” (Arabs by a different name), understand that the entirety of the Arab leadership in Gaza and in Judea and Samaria, are devoted to the removal of the Jews from the Holy Land.
The current American President’s gambit to force the “Palestinian question” into Saudi-Israeli peace talks may indeed come to naught as none of the Arab powers support the “Palestinian” Jihadist aims any more and all seem fully aware that without Iran and Turkey supporting this “Palestinian” uprising it would have been possible for some form of peace between Arabs and Jews in Israel. Saudi Arabia’s response to this fight has been remarkable: they called on Hamas to stop and for cool heads to prevail, instead of just condemning Israel.
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Early reports indicate possibly dozens of Israelis, including many soldiers, have been abducted and taken as hostages into Gaza, making this an unprecedented attack that is sure to elicit an extreme and unforgiving response toward all Arabs in all of Israel’s territory, without mercy. This could dramatically harm the average Arab living in these lands, who is deluded into thinking the time for pushing the Jews into the sea is at hand. An unwillingness to even countenance the existence of the State of Israel as a Jewish country that is also welcoming to its non-Jewish citizens: the goal of most Arabs in Israel is to exterminate the Jewish presence from the Holy Land.
The death toll is climbing as of 10:30 AM Eastern, US time, while at least 7 Israeli communities are at least partially occupied or under immediate armed threat by Arab militants. More than 100 Israelis are dead, and 900 Israelis have been injured in the Hamas rocket and terror assault from Beersheba to Jerusalem, Israel’s Health Ministry said.
The map below shows a potential Gaza invasion route in two phases: