Another year, another demonstration for Israel's right to defend itself. Yesterday I was in the shelter in Tel Aviv, today I'm in LA speaking on behalf of my country.
As I was in the shelter in Tel Aviv, waiting to hear the rocket explodes so I can try and get back to life, I thought to myself, what do they want? What does Hamas WANTS? This is not about territory, for if it was about territory they would have signed a two state solution, which has been on the table for close To 20 years. Gaza is NOT under Israeli occupation it is under Hamas rule and if this was about territory, Hamas would have used the past 9 years to invest in its people, infrastructure, education. Instead they have used their time and the international financial aid to build terror tunnels and stock up on missiles and rockets which they are now shooting at Israeli cities. At me, and my family. Hamas is not interested in building a country, it is interested in destroying another.
Israel is not a perfect country, however it is doing what any other country in the world would have done if it was attacked by 900 rockets in one week.
Israel wants peace, it wants to live in peace side by side with its neighbors. We did NOT want this, we DO NOT want this now, and I am SURE the CITIZENS of Gaza who are under Hamas aggression do not want this either.