What the hell is wrong with you? Are you seriously advocating this bull? I am speechless by your blatant and incredibly naive, in fact stupid, analysis. Turn off your computer and learn the definitions of the fancy words you do not understand.
At least you admit it’s an analysis. You just used “fancy” words like bull and stupid. you didn’t help me see your point though. perhaps you were too angry you forgot to make one. Your indignation about atrocities is something I commend you for, but that admirable indignation is useless if you become “speechless” every time you face something you don’t agree with.
The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying - all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.
The heroes in the ambulances and in all of Gaza’s hospitals are working 12-24 hour shifts, grey from fatigue and inhuman workloads (without payment all in Shifa for the last 4 months), they care, triage, try to understand the incomprehensible chaos of bodies, sizes, limbs, walking, not walking, breathing, not breathing, bleeding, not bleeding humans. HUMANS!
Now, once more treated like animals by “the most moral army in the world” (sic!).
My respect for the wounded is endless, in their contained determination in the midst of pain, agony and shock; my admiration for the staff and volunteers is endless, my closeness to the Palestinian “sumud” gives me strength, although in glimpses I just want to scream, hold someone tight, cry, smell the skin and hair of the warm child, covered in blood, protect ourselves in an endless embrace - but we cannot afford that, nor can they.
Ashy grey faces - Oh NO! Not one more load of tens of maimed and bleeding, we still have lakes of blood on the floor in the ER, piles of dripping, blood-soaked bandages to clear out - oh - the cleaners, everywhere, swiftly shovelling the blood and discarded tissues, hair, clothes,cannulas - the leftovers from death - all taken away … to be prepared again, to be repeated all over. More then 100 cases came to Shifa in the last 24 hrs. Enough for a large well trained hospital with everything, but here - almost nothing: no electricity, water, disposables, drugs, OR-tables, instruments, monitors - all rusted and as if taken from museums of yesterday’s hospitals. But they do not complain, these heroes. They get on with it, like warriors, head on, enormously resolute.
And as I write these words to you, alone, on a bed, my tears flow, the warm but useless tears of pain and grief, of anger and fear. This is not happening!
An then, just now, the orchestra of the Israeli war-machine starts its gruesome symphony again, just now: salvos of artillery from the navy boats just down on the shores, the roaring F16, the sickening drones (Arabic ‘Zennanis’, the hummers), and the cluttering Apaches. So much made in and paid by the US.
Mr. Obama - do you have a heart?
I invite you - spend one night - just one night - with us in Shifa. Disguised as a cleaner, maybe.
I am convinced, 100%, it would change history.
Nobody with a heart AND power could ever walk away from a night in Shifa without being determined to end the slaughter of the Palestinian people.
But the heartless and merciless have done their calculations and planned another “dahyia” onslaught on Gaza.
The rivers of blood will keep running the coming night. I can hear they have tuned their instruments of death.
Please. Do what you can. This, THIS cannot continue.
Mads Gilbert MD PhD
Source: Memo Middle East Monitor
Anonymous said: I hope you realize how illogical you sound in your last post. You really think the problem will solve itself if Palestine sat back and watched their kids and homes get bombed into thousands of pieces and hope that the war ends soon? Haven't you thought about who started it? It's totally justifiable what the Zionists are doing, but what Hamas or whatever's doing isn't justifiable? It doesn't make any sense. You're completely wrong. Read Quran instead of that book and you'll know better.
Was Prophet Muhammad illogical when he maintained complete nonviolence for thirteen years in Mecca despite the vicious persecution? & since you brought Quran into it, I refer you to chapter 4 verse 77
يدهشني ذلك النوع من البشر الذي يحس بسعادة طاغية ولا توصف لمجرد أنهم لم يموتوا في الليلة الماضية !
I am intrigued by that class of humans who feel indescribable ecstatic happiness just because they didn’t die last night!”
— Ghassan Kanafani ( 1936 – 1972 ) was a Palestinian writer and a leading member of thePopular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He was assassinated at age 36 by car bomb in Beirut by the Mossad (via arabicquotes)
The only way for us to actually help the cause of Palestine is to stop being so emotional about it & adopt a detached approach. I think Israel has no option really but do what they do! There is no need for us to act so surprised by the brutality of Israel’s “Bourgeois colonialism” to quote Louis Massignon. Anything but utter brutality is what should surprise & shock.
Israel is supposed to be a Jewish state with a Jewish majority.. It’s an ethnic and not a religious identity hence the racist attitudes towards non Ashkenazi - aka White Jews - which is quite ironic since the Israelites were black.. Only 75% of the 8 millions Israeli citizen are actually Jewish (An estimate of 5 millions) & only 45% of the whole population is Ashkenazi while 20% are Israeli Arabs.. If you add to that the nearly 9 millions Palestinians - not counting the Palestinian Diaspora connoting well over 5 millions - you understand why it is actually VERY paramount for Israel to target children and women. After all, the average Arab woman - including the Palestinian woman - will go a head & have 5 children minimum - very inconvenient for Israel’s vision of a jewish state with a jewish majority - while the Israeli average is 3.. Another issue: 20% of Israel’s population are Muslims & they have a higher fertility rate..
There are millions of Jews scattered around the world who are pro Israel & but they won’t immigrate there - From North America only 30,000 made Aliyah from 2002 to 2012 - while more and more are leaving Israel though there is no transparent statistics on that. In a 2007 Gallup pool 20% of Israel’s population said If given the opportunity they’d migrate permanently elsewhere; 68% of teens aged 14-18 thought Israel situation is not good and expressed a higher desire to make Yerida.
Bottom line is: Israel is at a terrible disadvantage demographically! I don’t see how can that be reversed.. In a sense, Israel is a problem that will solve itself sooner or later..
So part of me wonder what is it that Hamas or Fatah or whoever is in charge is doing? Why not invest in Palestinian human capital that Israel feels so threatened by & minimise all fighting strictly to self-defence? Who knows though, perhaps that’s what they’re doing already. I think I better go to sleep already.
Jon Stuart on the Gaza-Israel Conflict July 14, 2014
— Edward Said - Orientalism, 285-286 [Emphasis added by me]
it’s been forever since mymomknowsmyurl-again requested a post on Majnoon Laila (The Lunatic of Laila) I obviously didn’t get around to doing it, but here Hamza Yusuf Hanson recites and translate/comment on a few verses by Majnoon..
Ilan Pappe - Israeli Historian who left Israel in 2008; he was condemned by the Israeli Knesset and received several death threats for his views on Zionism.
(Source: Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism)
I’m too busy to find quotes much less translate them, but I find it necessary to post about Gaza! I always made it a point to avoid political issues, but not when Israel pays university students up to 2000$ to invade social media with lies.. Hell, I’m translating quotes for free when the average rate for Arabic translator is a dollar for every 10 words! I have to do what I can!
& allow me to add: I have nothing against Jews; my dna ancestry tests revealed Jewish ancestry in my paternal line, actually! [Update: some found the implication of this sentence inappropriate & I can see that clearly if I replace Jew/Jewish with Arab/Arabic! that was truly uncalled for!]
That being said, I will NEVER post photos of victims & I will unfollow any blogs that do! Please stop doing that! If your baby’s head was blown off would you be happy to have his picture floating around the internet? You are achieving nothing but perpetuating violence - though indirectly - by desensitising others to such images! And to be honest: it’s plain lazy: Stop appealing to empty vain sentimentality! Make an effort! make an argument, instead!
I’m sorry if I offend you… I take that back! No, I’m not sorry!
Israel has announced it will pay university students to circulate pro-Israeli information on social media networks, without having to identify themselves as working for the government.
The move was publicised in a statement from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, the Associated Press reported. Students will receive scholarships to “engage international audiences online” and combat anti-Semitism and calls to boycott Israel, it was alleged.
If you all of a sudden find your social media pages invaded by Israel apologists, that’s why!