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Israelis live it up in the promised land, while Gaza is destroyed

There is little sense of a looming crisis that will tear into Israeli's lives like the suicide blasts or major call-ups of army reserves. Outside a synagogue, the talk Saturday was all about new bank credit laws that just took effect. Along the Mediterranean coast, beaches and restaurants were full.

The hyper-competitive Israeli television channels have stuck with regular programs rather than the blanket coverage used for big events, including the Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip last year. Even Army Radio, a barometer of the military, has had as much talk about the World Cup as the pressure tactics in Gaza.

A few campaigners have proposed displaying blue ribbons in a sign of public support for Cpl. Gilad Shalit. (Blue is one of the colors of the Israeli flag.) But the appeal has had little result; it is nearly impossible to find an Israeli home displaying a ribbon.
For a nation that claims that this latest rampage is 'all about Gilad,' they sure are UNPHASED about their soldier's fate.

Meanwhile, across the border in Gaza . . .
Eissa Daher, the acting mayor of Jebaliya in northern Gaza, said there was enough gas to pump and treat water for between three and seven days.

"If we don't get a new supply, it will be an environmental disaster," he said.

Hospitals, which stocked up on fuel before the offensive, said they did not count on having to run on generator power for 18 hours a day.

Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, the main hospital in the territory, has seven to 10 days of fuel left, said Dr. Jumaa al-Sakka, a hospital administrator.

"If the fuel runs out, people in intensive care units and babies in incubators will immediately die," he said.
Crisis? What crisis?
In the latest violence, Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants exchanged fire for several hours Saturday when Israeli tanks and bulldozers crossed the border with Gaza and began razing farmland.
How is razing farmland going to help them locate Gilad?
A 25-year-old man walking his dog in a Jerusalem park said Israelis have been through too much in recent years to dwell on the skirmishes.

"I wouldn't call this a crisis," said Mier Ben Amin. "I guess we could call it a crisis in progress. My worry is that it could eventually spin out of control. Don't forget: The Trojan War started over one person."

Explanations for Israelis' muted reaction include a general weariness of conflict, the fading of the Jewish state's sense of common purpose and questions over whether there's too much firepower and not enough diplomatic imagination.
I have a novel explanation. How about Israelis don't give a sh*t about anyone but themselves?

As long as it's not their farms being raised, their bridges being demolished, or their power plants being destroyed, then everything is honky-dory in the promised land.

5 Comments:

At Saturday, July 01, 2006, Anonymous Why, oh why, the Zionists never stop their killings???? said...

Gaza power cuts endanger patients: doctors
Lutfi Halawa stood beside the hospital bed of his nine-month old daughter Isra, praying power cuts hitting the Gaza Strip will not shut down her ventilator.

“Without electricity my daughter will die,” he said.
Posted Jul 1, 2006 10:17 AM PST

Ethnic cleansing by collective punnishment: what a really humanitarian value!

 
At Saturday, July 01, 2006, Blogger Akber said...

Israel is the beast that cannot be tamed without serious damage. The hard-core Zionists among them are religious ideologues with nukes and ready to blow up half the world for some line in some book that is 4000 years old.

Israel has to be depopulated slowly and withered away and thus a controlled collapse is the only way out.

At this point in time, Israel is too dangerous for the entire human race and has to be neutralized - no ifs, ands or buts.

This latest war is pure agression - with NO justification whatsover. Soldiers are captured all the time - SO WHAT? And Israeli jails are full of captured Palestininan soldiers.

This has to be confronted head-on now - the evil is simply too great and threatens to diminish the whole human civilization - diminish us as a whole - for those who side with Israel are selling their souls - and those opposed to it are feeling ever more hatred.

Israel is not good for the human civilization and for its own citizens any more. It is a cancer - an unnatural growth that is now going to metastatize and poison the body. It should be replaced by a UN-monitored agency to overlook the Jewish people and their holy sites.

 
At Saturday, July 01, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

somehow, I don't imagine Israelis would welcome your idea.

But, you are right. Things are spiraling out of control. These are very dangerous times for humanity.

There must be a solution to this conflict - and fast. Time is running out.

 
At Saturday, July 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have serious problems Qrswave. Problems in the head.

 
At Saturday, July 01, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

care to elaborate "anonymous"? or just here to take a cheap shot?

 

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