January 21, 2009 by J. Madson
“A voice is heard in Gaza, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more”
I hate having to constantly return to this subject and am wary readers think we have nothing more to discuss than Israel and Palestine but after watching the following videos my heart sank. I heard the voices of the victims. I knew this man’s voice deserved to be heard.
On the eve of today’s inauguration Israel issued a unilateral ceasefire. Hamas followed shortly after. What have they accomplished short of the deaths of over a 1000 people? The news in Israel and in Arabic television is the following incident that occurred on live tv in Israel two days ago. It is heartbreaking to watch. On the eve of a ceasefire this man and his family have lost three children. what for? why? I cannot hear his screams or the screams of any victim and not feel a profound loss and fear that we will never learn how to reconcile our differences without violence. Hamas and Israel are to blame for these deaths
remaining coverage below.
This is the follow up after the live portion. The journalist was able to get an ambulance to the Doctors home and save one of his daughters.
A press conference was held and afterwords a handful of Israeli’s offered no sympathy but accusations. Where is simple humanity, kindness, mercy? This tribalism and nationalism is a plague that blinds us to our universal humanity.