Some Palestinian moods...
"On August 27, 2006, Hakim Ersan, a 12 year old boy from the village of Beit Fourik near Nablus, was shot by an Israeli colonist from the Aitmar settlement near his home. Hakim was playing with two friends, ages 8-9, when the boys spotted 3 Israeli colonists approaching them. The boys began to run away, and Hakim tripped and fell; when he stood up, the colonist man, aged approximately 40, shot him through his lower back. The bullet exited through his upper groin area, and the younger boys carried him to his home. Hakim is currently in critical condition and awaiting surgery at Raffidia Hospital in Nablus; the extent of damage to his internal organs is yet undetermined.
Colonist violence is nothing new for Beit Fourik; four years ago, an elderly man was farming his land when colonists attacked him and beat him to death with a stone."
This was taken from ISF. For more examples on the injustice of the Israeli governmnt towards Palestinians check this site. More and more and more examples we have posted before as well as points and issues we have addressed.
I am not very surprised that some Israelis insist that there is nothing wrong with Israel today. There will always be people who are not necessarily capable of showing feelings of empathy to fellow human beings on the 'other' side of the conflict. Some of these people are not capable of humane feelings in the absolute sense of the word. They are driven by a need to thrive economically and politically at the expense of others. Others cannot dissociate from their inclinations towards a deeply rooted racial or religious ideology that morally allows them to diregard the wellbeing of the 'others' and to dismiss them as people of an equal social or intellectual status.
People as such are extremists and in parallel to them, we have to acknowlege that extremists exist in all religions and in all races and cultures. Needless to say that many exist who do not exhibit an active role for their mere lack of interest in being a part of any fight (the people who just want to raise their kids in peace). Hopefully many many others do actually take a stand and play a positive role in opposing and defying the oppressive rules of their government that do not morally serve them or the 'others'.
What i do not understand is that sadly there are Arabs out there (Lebanese and others, and yes Lebanese are Arabs) who have adopted the same posture as some of our Israeli friends. Even when those Arabs do not necessarily believe in fighting for their fellow Arabs (nationalism is a decision all the Arabic countries have to make combined), and regardless of how they were raised and who they identify with (based on their tribal loyalties), how can a human being be willing to make peace with a nation on his border that treat his fellow human beings with utmost disregard for all considerations of human decency, fairness, equality and freedom.
Awfully naïve of course but let's start here shall we?
If you do not have a problem with the state of Israel, where do you stand on morality?
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