I Don’t Care Who Started It. Stop!
A week ago, Israel’s errant, or were they errant? bombs hit a school in the Gaza. Inside were innocent men, women and children. Sixteen of them perished and over one hundred and fifty were injured. Israel immediately blamed Hamas for using the civilians as human shields and to hide weapons. So far in this one-sided affair that is reminiscent of the biblical story of David and Goliath, almost one thousand Palestinians have been killed. Most of them, innocent civilians. Many of them, children. Why? Call it what you may but to me, it’s genocide.
I am not anti-semitic or a Hamas sympathizer. I am not taking side, just appealing for cooler heads to prevail or for the European Union and the world to do something other than look on while Israel rain down carnage on civilians. Denounce it! Protest it! Countries have been invaded and bombed for less. Some based on ‘suspicions’ alone. This is not a suspicion, this is visible for all to see. Who cares about weapons of mass destruction when a country is killing a mass of innocent people? That’s mass destruction right there.
And that’s my rant and also My Take.
Today, it was great to read that not all Jews were in favor of Israel’s slaughtering innocent people in the Gaza. Here. I quote below:
“Demonstrators marched in silence through Midtown Manhattan on Thursday to protest the latest escalation of violence between Israel and the Palestinians.
The protesters denounced Israel’s use of force that has killed more than 1,410 Palestinians and wounded nearly 7,000, according to Gaza officials.
Demonstrators from various groups came together. Some wore white face masks, most wore black shirts and held signs reading “War Crimes”, “End the Siege on Gaza” and “We Will Not Be Silent” among others.
According to organizers, the demonstrators wore black and marched in silence to honor all of those in Gaza who have been killed by Israeli shelling.
The “march of the dead” ended at the Israeli Consulate.
“The protest today is a follow up on many demonstrations taking place in the last two or three weeks in regards to what is happening in Gaza. As Jewish people joining these pro-Palestinian demonstrations, we say that all of what’s happening in Palestine – the actions of the state of Israel against the Palestinian people, now or going back decades, this entire occupation and oppression – this is not supported by all Jews and certainty not condoned by Jewish religion,” said Rabbi Dovid Feldman from Neturei Karta International, Jews United Against Zionism.
“This is sad. This is a catastrophe to us, all peoples and we hope that this will stop,” he added.
Tzvia said, “Hundreds of children are killed. Where is U.N.? Where are the people in America? Where are the enlightened countries? Where are they?”
“I’m terribly upset and terribly angry at what Israel is doing. They are murdering people in my name as a Jew and I’m paying for it,” said Fran Korotzer referring to the U.S. tax dollars spent to support Israel.
On July 8, Israel launched its offensive after rocket fire from Gaza intensified.
Fifty-six Israeli soldiers have been killed in Gaza clashes and more than 400 wounded. Three civilians have been killed by Palestinian shelling in Israel.”