Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Israel Commemorates World Refugee Day, Kills Brother and Sister, Teen
UPDATE/CORRECTION: Today, Palestine Center For Human Rights, Gaza, identified the dead children:Mohammed Jamal Shukri Rouqa,6; Samia Mahoud Ziad al-Sharif, 5; Bilal Jasser al-Hissi, 16.
Mohammed Roka, 5, and his sister, Needa, 7, and an unnamed teenage girl, were killed today by Israel's Occupation Forces. John Pilger recently wrote "In Palestine, War on Children":
On my last trip to Palestine, I was rewarded, on leaving Gaza, with a spectacle of Palestinian flags fluttering from inside the walled compounds. Children are responsible for this. No one tells them to do it. They make flagpoles out of sticks tied together, and one or two climb on to a wall and hold the flag between them, silently. They do it, believing they will tell the world.
But the world kow-tows to Olmert and his fellow ethnic cleansers, pictured above at the World Zionist Conference in Jerusalem today. The idiotic US Congress, against the objections of John Sununu and Henry Hyde seek to pass resolutions which are blatantly despicable lies:
"Whereas this year marks the 39th year that Jerusalem has been administered as a unified city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected."
The day started out well. CNN featured a Palestinian family on World Refugee Day.
I should have known better.
People of Sderot, living on the ethnically cleansed village of Najd, called for their government to do more. Five people from Sderot have been killed in five years from rockets fired by Palestinians. People of Sderot, rest well tonight.
Memory eternal, Needa and Mohammed.