by Moshe Feiglin
Israel pays ‘protection money’ to the Hamas instead of getting the bodies of our fallen soldiers back from the terror organization.
Israel sends trucks of cash to Gaza on a regular basis and provides it with free water and electricity.
The Hamas killed Oslo a long time ago. Israel has no obligation to make these payments. It is simply a type of protection. We pay the Hamas because if we don’t, it will shoot rockets into Tel Aviv. Just like we pay protection to the Bedouin in the Negev to “guard” the cell phone antennas there…
Politicians will always seek to preserve the existing order (and their seats). They make a simple calculation: It is easier to deal with the pressure from the family of fallen soldier Hadar Goldin – to blame someone else (this time it was the Egyptians) and to hold out a bit longer until the next round of fighting. Politicians will never look the public squarely in the eye and explain that our state exists under protection – that it is a state that buys quiet in exchange for its captive and dead soldiers – and also the best of its money and water.
Ultimately, we will have to fight a war manifold times more difficult.
“You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour, and you will have war.' said Winston Churchill to Neville Chamberlain. That is why the bodies of our soldiers are still in Gaza.
When we will have leaders instead of politicians, the dear families will receive their loved ones – without paying protection money.