Feeling The Heartache On Both Sides

This week, Israel targeted and eliminated the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) commander in Gaza, Baha Abu al-Ata.  PIJ is a terrorist organization supported and directed by Iran. Al-Ata was directly responsible for hundreds of terror attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers. In response to the targeted military strike on Al-Ata, hundreds of rockets have been launched into Israel, injuring 58 innocent Israelis and terrorizing countless others. Of course, Israel has defended herself against these rocket attacks. As a result, 34 Palestinians were killed. While most of these fatalities were reported to be members of PIJ and other terror groups, innocent civilians were also killed. Palestinian terrorists launch their rockets from urban communities, intentionally putting innocent people, often children, in harm’s way. The Israel Defense Forces go to great lengths to avoid harming civilians as they work to eliminate the threat of rockets being fired into Israel, but tragically, they’re not…