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Gaza War Diary: 20 MARCH 2024

Everyone is asking the same question: How long? How long is it going to take to wipe out Hamas? How long is it going to take for Israel to take over Rafah and find our hostages and kill Sinwar and Deif? How long?

Our Prime Minister, while trying to be upbeat and sound determined, doesn’t really know. Today he said that the plans for the evacuation of the civilians from Rafah have been drawn up. The military strategy to conquer Rafah is in place. When the government decides to do it, it will be done. He reminded us that when the Americans didn’t want Israel to go into Gaza, we went in. And now, when the Americans don’t want us to go into Rafah, we will go in as well.

What can I say? He sounded very sincere, and I have no reason not to believe him. As far as the Americans are concerned, our PM has made no bones about it: there are disagreements. Many disagreements. The present administration seems determined to save Hamas from total destruction. Why is anyone’s guess. Why America, who was determined to destroy ISIS, should want to preserve and protect Hamas, is unfathomable. Unless the Squad of anti-American, anti-Jewish, pro-Palestinians in Congress, and the far Left wing of the Democratic Party, demands it. It has been suggested that because that part of the Democratic Party isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, that America is no longer a reliable friend to the people of Israel. I would hate to believe that, although I do think, after Schumer’s disgraceful speech denouncing our PM, the Democratic Party cannot be trusted and Jewish votes should seek a better home. By the way, this week Netanyahu asked Schumer to speak to Democratic senators, and was refused. Republicans, however, are considering inviting him to address Congress.

Another problem that has surfaced with the Americans is the port Israel has agreed to allow them to build in Gaza to bring in humanitarian supplies. Now it seems, this is going to be a joint American-Qatari project, which is a dream situation for Hamas! Qatar, one of Hamas’ main financiers and political supporters, which is home to Hamas’ billionaire leaders, is not a neutral player here. For the life of me, I cannot understand what Biden is trying to accomplish by sending Iran billions, pressuring Israel to stop fighting, and embracing Qatar. It sounds more like the actions of an enemy than a friend. And if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck….

 While we wait, it’s not as if Israel is sitting on its hands. Hundreds of the terrorists that decided to reoccupy Shifa Hospital have been killed and cap tured, among them Mahmoud Kawasme, mastermind and financier of the June, 2014 Gush Etzion abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank. The victims, Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaer, and Naftali Fraenkel, were Israeli students aged 16 and 19. Kawasme, who was released in 2011 from a 20-year sentence in an Israeli prison for his role in a 2004 suicide attack in Beersheba was exiled to Gaza as part of the Gilad Shalit deal. Kawasme’s brothers, both killed by the IDF, were the actual killers. The brothers asked for and received $61,000 from Hamas in small envelopes delivered to their mother in Hebron to buy the murder weapons, vehicle and burial plot for the teenagers. His parents home was blown up by the IDF. His brothers were killed by the IDF, and now he has been captured. I hope this gives some peace to the Yifrachs, Shaers, and Fraenkels.

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6 comments on “Gaza War Diary: 20 MARCH 2024”

  1. Chris Porter Reply

    I don’t recall the USA or Allies dropping food to the Germans or Japanese back when winning still mattered. As an American, I’m asking Netanyahu to bomb the Gaza Pier ASAP. Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer are disgraces.

  2. Barbara Schlossman Reply

    Naomi hi,
    I don’t like making comments but I must tell you something I learned that the Democrat Party is just that and is not referred to in any sense of being the Democratic Party.

    They are not Democratic at all and should not be used.

    Thank you. I love your column and read it every day and I also send it to my list of friends.

  3. Karen A. Reply

    I saw in one your previous diaries you talked about where Trump said in his Fox News interview that he also wanted Peace and for Israel to not go into Rafah. That is not at all how I took that interview. Knowing how Trump speaks, what I heard was him saying to get in there quickly and finish the job and done, finish the war, finish Hamas so Israel can be at Peace.

    Schumer is disgusting, he is destroying America like all of the left is. We Americans aren’t even free any longer, whether you like someone else’s opinion or not, you should fight for their right to voice that opinion. We’ve lost that right. When you have a Supreme Court Justice who’s concerned that the First Amendment might “hamstring” the government, that’s freaking scary! That’s the whole point of it! To protect the people from the government. They’ve completely lost site of the constitution and all they can do is distract people by pointing fingers at Trump. So it doesn’t surprise me one bit that they’ve not only abandoned Israel but are working with Qatar to get a backdoor entrance into Gaza. It’s a slippery slope and one that needs to be stopped because this administration won’t stop Qatar/Iran etc, they’ll enable them, and Israel will pay the price.

    • Ryan Reply

      Agree, this country as much as I love it and cherish is going downhill very fast. I saw it when police arrested and charged the Gold Star father for heckling Biden. If that happened in Russia it would be all over the news. Also, America apparently forgot WW2, and the things the country did to the German people to win the war.

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