Right at the beginning, he writes:
"Life seems good in Israel, too. Terrorist incidents are down to one every three months"
Senior IDF Commander Bemoans Hostile Gaza Border
15:36 Dec 01, '05 / 29 Cheshvan 5766
(IsraelNN.com) IDF Gaza Brigade Commander Brigadier-General Aviv Kochavi stated on Wednesday that the volume of attacks and security incidents along the Gaza border is alarming.
Speaking with Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, he stated that just this past week, 6 bombs were detected, and that since the IDF withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, there have aready been 19 bombs detected. He pointed out that the smallest of those bombs was 40 kilograms (88 lbs).
Arab terrorists in Northern Gaza have launched 130 Kassam rockets and mortar shells at Jews living in the western Negev area, and there have been 8 encounters between IDF troops and armed terrorists along the border fence.
I wrote the paper a letter, pointing out the non-factual basis of Indyk's claim, a no-no in the ethics of journalism, and added:
Martin Indyk is practicing an exercise in "Wegging" – wild-eyed guessing - when he writes: " Life seems good in Israel, too. Terrorist incidents are down to one every three months" ("Go your own way", Dec. 1).
Israel's government may have disengaged itself from Gaza, uprooting people's lives, their homes and enterprises but the terror is still with us and now threatens larger areas of Israel and its civilian populace.