Sunday, December 28, 2008

Palestine 1 Israel 271

In the season of peace and goodwill to all men, the guardian of some of the worlds most holy sites, Israel, has celebrated it by launching over 100 air strikes against the Gaza strip.
This is the same Gaza strip that they have been blockading for months, cutting off vital services and disrupting the flow of much need medical and humanitarian supplies, much needed now that they have nearly 1000 casualties to cope with after the air strikes. All these attacks are in response to rocket attack fired at them, around 70, which have lead to the death of 1 Israeli. Israel claim these rocket attacks are wrong, which is correct, and that they have been going on for a number of years, which is also correct.
But Israel has been occupying the Palestinian territories for 40 years and is in direct defiance of UN resolutions, they are suppose to be a civilised nation stale not some central African dictatorship throwing its weight about. Israel is a democracy and as such all its citizens are responsible for its actions, there is an election in a few months, lets see if they can be as brave as the USA and vote for change.

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Lisa B said...

Great post Brett.
What is happening (and continues to happen) is absolutely horrendous.

ShutterSpy said...

It should always be a time for 'peace and goodwill to all men' and I do think what it going on in the world is atrocious and that Palestine is just as bad as Israel when it comes to bombings, but I do find it a bit ironic that you refer to Christmas and imply that Israel's bombings are all the more severe due to that when Israel is a Jewish country and Palestine is Islamic - nothing to do with Christmas!

Brett said...

I did not want it to sound as if i was linking the increase in bombing because it was Christmas, but it the people of that area had got their act together this time of year could be there biggest money spinner, how many Christians would love to spend time(and money) in the holy land at this time of year.

Anonymous said...

We voted for change, yes, but I don't think that will include a change in our policies regarding Israel. This is one of those cases that I will never understand - how the oppressor is viewed as the oppressee by most people is astounding to me (in my country anyway, I'm not sure how Europeans feel about this).

_Don said...

Careful with generalisations. While I agree that this tit for tat thing is long in the tooth, and someone needs to step up to start the winds of change. This history of this animosity is long. Snapshots of the current state (even in the last few years), does not fully explain it all.

Emmie said...

alas, it is a sad situation. But what can we do? A very thought provoking topc. Thank you.

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