Thursday, November 09, 2006

When Will You Take Notice?

Violence and civilian casualties are more common in the occupied territories than Palestinian Americans and liquor stores. It is so common that I have to admit I generally scan right past reports of IDF clashes in Gaza and the West Bank, sadly it has become so common I find it negligible. I have to say my opinions regarding the conflict have grown out of extensive research, conferences and my own hunger for information. I only wish more people would voluntarily expose themselves to the copious amounts of information available in this information age in which we live.

However some days I stumble upon information that strikes me as shocking to the whole world, something that is immune to bias and spin, today was one of those days.

At least 19 Palestinians, including ten children, and 7 women were killed, early Wednesday, by Israeli tanks in the northern Gaza Strip.
Palestinian witnesses say artillery shells from Israeli tanks struck seven houses in Beit Hanoun in the pre-dawn hours, Wednesday. Hospital emergency rooms in Gaza City say more than 50 people were wounded in the attack - most of them women and children who were struck by the shells as they slept.
"We pulled out bodies, all women and children, dismembered, without heads or hands," Khaled Abu Saada, a Palestinian ambulance driver who evacuated the wounded to hospitals, told Ynet News.

One of the women standing near the street said she had lost four of her children in the incident.
Is it so hard to sympathize with the pain and suffering of other human beings, our brothers and sisters regardless of race or religion? I already hear the objections, "it's an isolated incident", "these things happen in war", "Israel is only defending itself". Those excuses are allowed to permeate once, maybe twice but I want you to remember this incident and remember it the next time it happens and the time after that because I know most of us have already forgotten the countless times it has happened before!

update: Olmert says the bombing on homes in Beit Hanoun were caused by, "Technical failure" and that further mistakes "may happen". Thanks pal, next time you massacre a bunch of women and children we'll rest easy knowing you warned us ahead of time!

12 Comments:

At 8:19 AM, Blogger Rhino-itall said...

db, don't ever forget, but give us some perspective. Why did the tanks fire on these houses? Was it just a random bombardment for no reason? were they responding to an attack? Whats the story behind the story?

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger D.B. Shobrawy said...

Rhino, if you click on the link that i put at the end of the first paragraph you will find some background information related to the Israeli offensive. According to Israel they were in the city of Beit Hanoun searching for people who were firing rockets into israel. Interesting about that is Israeli troops have been in the city for the last 7 days on the ground, they fired mortars on the town after they left from outside the city. So I ask if Israeli military intelligence is good enough to detect the origin of home made rockets which are undetectable by radar because of their small size, then how come Israeli intelligence isnt good enough to know where the houses of civilians are in a city the size central park which troops just spent 7 days in?

The U.S. is much more discriminate in Iraq because the U.S. follows international rules of engagement, even if someone was firing at troops from a residential area and the troops knew there were innocent civilians in that house, we would not fire on that house! I have NO evidence that men were firing at Israeli troops from those houses that were bombed but that is my worst case scenario and it still doesnt excuse targeting someones house.

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger D.B. Shobrawy said...

sorry its at the end of the second paragraph, stupid me.

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger Rhino-itall said...

I just checked it out. Terrible story, terrible situation. Not that it matters, but at least the IDF has halted the shelling and is investigating.

I think you're right, we don't even notice anymore. Sad. I also noticed that the U.S. media barely covered ANYTHING on the Gaza situation during the election. In fact, they're still not covering anything that's going on over there. I've always wondered if there would ever be peace in that region in my life time. Sadly, i don't think so.

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger D.B. Shobrawy said...

Many times I dont think so either but I think if we engage in intelligent and responsible dialouge we might have a chance of making it an issue that is important to the American people and who knows where it will go from there. The key Rhino is respectful dialouge, do you know any places where you might find dialouge like that, a blog perhaps...Wink*

 
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