The South of Israel along the Gaza border is ablaze. Over 12,ooo dunams (3,000 acres) of agricultural fields, forests and nature preserves have burnt to a charcoal crisp from the newest terror weapons from Gaza - the incendiary kites. Beyond the millions of dollars of damage, we've lost trees, flora and fauna that have been nurtured for years in this desert climate of ours.
Hashem's message here is a showstopper.
Israel boasts (that's one of the problems) the world's highest-tech military. It has F35 stealth fighters that Russian radar can't detect. It knows how to jam Russia's newest anti-aircraft system. It has a home-grown anti-missile system that's one of the world's best, nuclear capabilities, spy satellites that can photograph a bee gathering pollen from miles up in space. The list goes on...
But mighty Israel can't stop a 14-year-old kid with goat poo on his sandals who builds a kite for less than a dollar, sets it on fire, and sends it up in the prevailing winds that blow in off the Mediterranean from Gaza and eastward to the fields of southern Israel. Despite the hi-tech answer to the kites that Israel flaunts - the anti-kite drones - many kites sneak past and do their dire damage as you see in the above photo.
The Gaza kite-kid commandos are the new heroes of what the terrorists call, "The Resistance." They've drawn blood in a way that the Hamas missiles haven't even succeeded. The kids are proud that they are independent of Hamas and the Jihad. Who founded this unit?
Hashem did, just as He does everything else in the world.
As the south burns, the Israeli government continues - this very week - with its gay parades and its nationally-sanctioned abominations. Hashem hates that. Israel thinks that its hi-tech will save it. Hashem says, "You're wrong!" Only teshuva and emuna guarantee our national security. The hi-tech military, with its own debauchery and mixed gender units, just ain't deliverin' the goods against the kite-kids from Gaza. Israel is burning - only teshuva and emuna will extinguish the fires. Blessings for a peaceful Shabbat.