OpinionIsrael at War

Daring Israeli rescue discredits appeasement

The only way to stop the cycle of Islamic terrorism is to stop cutting deals with the terrorists.

An IDF helicopter carrying members of the Israeli special forces who participated in "Operation Arnon," at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, June 8, 2024. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.
An IDF helicopter carrying members of the Israeli special forces who participated in "Operation Arnon," at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, June 8, 2024. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.
Daniel Greenfield
Daniel Greenfield is an Israeli-born journalist who writes for conservative publications.

After months in which it was falsely claimed that the only way to rescue hostages was to cut a deal with  Islamic terrorists, Israel launched a daring daylight rescue operation, simultaneously hitting two houses where four hostages were being held.

The operation brought together the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Security Agency (its version of the FBI), and the Israel Police National Counter-Terror Unit “Yamam,” penetrating deep into enemy territory in a risky rescue mission that required precise timing and holding off hordes of terrorists who swarmed to attack the rescuers.

Despite the odds, Israel pulled it off. And the media and the political establishment doubled down on the narrative.

The White House and international leaders repeated their demands for a “ceasefire” that would leave Hamas in power and ready to launch another Oct. 7.

The media eagerly passed on the Hamas claims of “mass civilian casualties.”

Both were responding to the fact that the operation had once again shown that the only right and moral thing to do is to defeat the terrorists.

There is only one way to stop the cycle of Islamic terrorism and that is to stop cutting deals with the terrorists.

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