"For a while now this has not been a small group," an [Israeli army] officer said. "Now even 12-year-old students at ulpanot [religious girls schools] are attacking soldiers, just like the hilltop hooligans. This is the result of the Gush Katif 'summer camp.' It could well be that we've lost an entire generation here: a large group of youth from the settlements that instead of going to the elite units are labeling the IDF as the enemy."
Gee, ya think. Where has the army been the past 5 years? My girls' bus stop is a few hundred meters from a big army base. If any soldier ever had come out to talk to them, they would have figured this all out long ago. If any of the boys I know plan to enlist, it will be with a sense of "necessary evil" like dentist visits, finals, and the lancing of boils.
But enough doom and gloom. Look at what Renee sent me for the Stitch Marker Exchange! Don't they remind you of the lymon goodness of Sprite?
Late breaking news:
If you hear that The Oldest Teen was arrested for assaulting a soldier, it was all the soldier's fault! Details will be posted if anyone's interested in hearing them… (Yeah, that's a shameless plea for comments. So?)
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