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Do Not cry for the Children of Gaza.  Unless you can cry for the Women and Children of Jenin, or cry for the women and children of Sabra and Shatila refugee camp, or the children of Qana in the 2006 Lebanon war, or the massacre again in Qana in 1996.

Do not cry for the children of Gaza unless you can cry for the women held at checkpoints giving birth whilst soldiers look on indifferently, many who have died.

Do not cry for the women and children of Gaza unless you can cry for the houses bulldozed over the heads of families on a regular basis, who cannot get permits to rebuild and are therefore homeless refugees in their own country.

Do not cry for the women and children of Gaza under siege; starved and cold for eighteen months with an international blockade. Think instead of the 60 years of oppression, ethnic cleansing and ‘transference’ starting long before Deir Yassin in 1948 although for many that marks the beginning of the ‘Nakhba’, catastrophe.

Cry instead for the suffering settlers who have to punish Palestinian children on their way to school, protected by internationals, which also suffer abuse and injury and death (Rachel Cory).

The settlers have no choice; the Palestinians are occupying ‘their’ land, and are harvesting ‘their’ fruit trees!  In spite of all that the moral settlers do to prevent the criminal Palestinians from stealing ‘their’ fruit trees and ‘their’ land, the Palestinians insist on appealing to the ‘international community’ and ‘human rights’ when everybody knows that the Palestinians do not have any.
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Do not cry for the survivors of the Gazan Massacre who have no water and no electricity and have lost 4000 houses in Gaza – they have no right to be there. They are an embarrassment to the Israelis and the international community. Why don’t they just pack up and leave! The Arab nations should take them in, give them passports and papers and citizenship, and then everything would be solved – for Israel.

But would it?  After expelling thousands of Palestinians into Gaza from southern Israel and building thousands of settlements on the land given to them by God, where would it end?

The aim of zionists is Greater Israel and they openly state that they want Israel to be from the Nile to the Euphrates taking parts of Syria, Saudi Arabia, all of Jordan and the north of Iraq. What a huge task that is for the Israelis, especially since the Palestinians don’t seem to share this noble aim.

The Palestinians have even tried to provoke the United States and the European Union member states against the Israelis but luckily, the US and the EU have not taken any notice. They really are incorrigible. Even the United Nations does not listen to them so they must be the ones to blame for all this mess.

So do not cry for the homeless, traumatised women and children of Gaza – unless you can conceive living for 60 years under brutal occupation, destruction of your villages and towns, ‘managed’ by check points and Jews only roads and settlements surrounding the remaining towns and villages, being pelted with garbage and urine if you dare to walk in the streets of Bethlehem.

Do not cry for the children of Gaza unless you can do something about it.


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