Israel’s siege of Gaza, which began on November 5 with the blocking of food, medicine, fuel, animal feed, supplies, and other basic necessities to the Palestinian population, and which culminated on December 27 with the bombing and ground assaults that killed more than 510 people and injured as many as 2500 others, is the largest military action against Palestinians since 1967. Palestinian rockets fired from Gaza have killed 4 people in Israel.

When I think about all those who have died (like the five daughters of the Balousha family, Tahir Balousha, 17; Ikram Balousha, 14; Samar Balousha, 12; Dina Balousha, 8; and Jawaher Balousha, 4, all of whom were killed by an Israeli bomb that fell on the mosque next door to their house) I feel that our collective humanity is diminished. This war is a crime.

Read more of Laila Lalami's blog post here.  More info on the Balousha family is here.

4 comentarios:

paola dijo...

mmm que pirata esta el mundo, verdad juan? en fin...

cuidate, feliz año, se te extraña en hermosillo

LA dijo...

Aren't all wars crimes?

Heard some suits say on tv that this was Obama's test; which side is he on. He will be forced to choose.

j. pluecker dijo...

paola - sí piratísima.

la - yes.

Miriam García dijo...

gracias por postear esto e incluir el link.
un abrazo my friend.