Pro-settler group Women in Green have a few ideas for Israel to become even more internationally isolated:
Interestingly, the freezing decrees against the Jews in Judea and Samaria came exactly at a time when, in Israel, one should have a huge outcry against the upcoming release of a 1000 terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit.
Israel could have done and still can do many things to release Shalit without capitulating to Arab terror and without having to release terrorists:
1) Pressure on the Gaza Strip. Declaring that each day that goes by and Shalit is not released, Israel will cut off electricity, water and other supplies. For those who might be under the impression that Gazans are starving please take a look at the pictures in the following link. This provides pictures taken in Gaza very recently for Eid celebrations — they were in an Palestinian Arab paper. Were you under the impression that the Gazans were starving (because of big bad Israel)? You’ll change after seeing this.
2) Each day that goes by and Shalit is not released, Israel should arrest another Hamas and PA leader/activist who roam freely anywhere and everywhere.
3) Worsening the condition of Arab terrorists in prison. Few people know that Arab terrorists in Israeli jails enjoy hotel conditions. Their cells are equipped with TV, DVD, radio and sometimes even computers. They enjoy festive meals. Each Arab terrorist is allowed to study and many have completed B.A’s and M.A’s in jail. Most of them enjoy visitation rights of their families and even conjugal visits of their wives. All this should have been stopped from the day Shalit and other soldiers were kidnapped.
4) Last but not least, instead of sending its soldiers and elite units against the Jews in Judea and Samaria who might commit “the crime” of building, Israel has the capability of organizing a military operation to enter the Gaza Strip, destroy all terror organizations, free Shalit and finally reinstall Jewish sovereignty over this piece of our Land that foolishly has been given away five years ago to the Arab enemy.
We know that this last option is not what this government wants to do but we, the people loyal to the Land of Israel, must constantly remind ourselves and the world that we have not given up on going back to the Gaza Strip and rebuilding Gush Katif. Firstly because the Gaza Strip (known as “Eretz Grar” in the Bible) is as much part of the Land of Israel as Judea, Samaria, Galil, Negev and Golan. Secondly, because only when Israel is in full control of all areas, including Arab towns and villages, we can be sure there will be no Arab terror and kidnappings.
With love for Israel,
Women in Green