fredag 2 januari 2009

Hur israeler "knackar på taket"

Den israeliska armén uppmanar alla i Gaza att lämna sina hem, uppger DN. Nu är det ingen nyhet att de förvarnar ibland. Men Haaretz skriver inte att det är alla som varnas, utan "tusentals", och fortsätter så här:
The IDF has also used what they are calling "roof knocking" operations, in which they inform the residents of suspected buildings that they have 10 minutes to leave the premises. In some cases, residents of suspected houses have been able to prevent bombing by climbing up to the roof to show that they will not leave, prompting IDF commanders to call off the strike. In these cases, Channel 10 reported Thursday, the IAF sometimes launches a relatively harmless missile at the corner of the roof, avoiding casualties but successfully dispersing the crowd.

Ja, en "relativt ofarlig missil". Som liksom får de där bråkmakarna att flytta på sig. Så att de kan bomba sönder deras hus. Verkligen hyvens, eller hur?

Men terroristerna, då? Självmordsbombarna, stenkastarna, de desperata galningarna? Tja, man kanske kan förstå dem med, skriver Hossi Sarid i samma tidning:
Young people who have no future will easily give up their future, which they can't see on the horizon. Their past as guttersnipes and their present as cursed unemployed idlers lock the opening to their hope: Their death is better than their life, and their death is even better than our life, as their oppressors - that is how they feel. From the day they are born to the day they leave this earth, they see their land ahead, to which they will not come as free people.

There are no good and bad peoples; there are only leaderships that behave responsibly or insanely. And now we are fighting those whom a goodly number of us would be like, had we been in their place for 41 and a half years.

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