Another Israeli missile attack on Gaza has, again, wiped out the life of three Palestinian children: a brother and a sister (aged 5 and 6) and another 16 year old teen.
Expressing my anger on this blog won’t bring these children back. Lamenting the ‘shame of the Arabs’ will not prevent the killing of yet another child next week!
And let me get this out of the way: the death of ANY child, Palestinian, Israeli, Iraqi or Sudanese is reason to be angry. Let’s not play politics and build our arguments on the blood of children, OK? When the wars of adults start wiping out children, we should know that we have all reached the lowest points of moral decline. I am not in the business of defending the Qassam rockets or the fact that they seem to be placed among civilians. But Israel has far more fire power and thus your contribution to the ‘cycle of violence’ has always been far greater. I want to dedicate this post to asking the ‘other side’, the Israeli blogosphere (I know you are reading this): How far are Israelis willing to go in this business of taking out Qassam rockets in civilian areas and killing palestinian children in the process. In the space of 10 days there have been three attacks by the IDF on Gaza to hit Qassam rockets or Palestinian fighters. And every time there have been Palestinian civilians killed, especially children. Do Israelis understand the asymmetry of lethal force here??
Is this how Israel intends to win the ‘war on terror’?
Well let me tell you.. The IDFs repeated actions are feeding the anger from which the hell-fires of terror emerge. You are bombing people who already live in hell!
Can this madness be stopped??
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