The IDF Clamps a Closure on Hebron District


ywnisrael.israelThe IDF beginning at midnight Sunday, 17 Sivan, clamped a closure on PA (Palestinian Authority) areas of Hebron as the search for the kidnapped teenagers continues. In addition, the Kerem Shalom and Erez Crossings into Gaza remain closed.

As always, exceptions in the closure will be made in cases of humanitarian need and dire medical situations pending approval of the Civil Administration.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)



  1. The idea of collective punishment although not ideal, is sometimes the only response possible when the other side fights such a dirty war. The Israelis can learn from the best – during WWII when faced with kamikaze pilots – people whose sole purpose was to use their fighter planes as suicide missions – the Americans decided to collectively punish the Japanese by dropping on atomic bomb on Hiroshima – when that failed to move the Japanese to surrender – the Americans reinforced the message by dropping another one on Nagasaki 3 days later. Had the Japanese not capitulated – the Americans would have most likely continued until Japan was obliterated. Israel faces the same mentality as those of the kamikaze pilots – people willing to kill randomly or blow themselves up just so they can take out some Jews with them. A fundamental change in the equation must be made whereby the arabs will understand that the price for committing these deeds will be extremely high – they need to include the total closure of in this case Hebron, Gaza and any other place where the terrorists may have gone to or received assistance from – no water no electric no food or medicine for as long as it takes to get our boys back. the need for suffering on the other must be made intolerable in order for the future use of these tactics to be made obsolete.