PALESTINIAN GIRL IN VIDEO TOTALLY CLARIFIES WHAT THE CONFLICT IN ISRAEL REALLY MEANS
So everyone is hesitant to write about the situation in Israel. And by situation, I do mean the insane level of violence and unrest happening there. Why is it happening? Because a young Palestinian girl is asking. Well, everyone says it’s complicated. And, well, it is in many ways. There’s Zionism. Settlements. Violence. Water resources. Land theft. Usurpation. Oh, and religion. I’d include terrorism, but that term is wearing thin in too many different contexts. But very recently, some agencies are officially saying Israel is an Apartheid State. Meanwhile, lots of people are dying. Most of them Palestinians from Israeli bombs. Men. But a lot of women and children, too. A lot of them. But we don’t see that reality in the US, and almost never have. But this video of a 10-year-old Palestinian girl makes things simple. This has to stop.
ISRAEL, THE WORLD, BUT ESPECIALLY THE US HAVE ALL FAILED THIS PALESTINIAN GIRL
Why does it have to stop? Because there is a massive, decades long failure continuing to happen here. Supporters of Israel will (and have, and do) say this is because they have the right to defend themselves. Period. That’s it. President Joe Biden echoed that sentiment a couple days ago, while supporting a “cease fire.” I’m sure this Palestinian girl has heard it, too. But the reality is that Benjamin Netanyahu is stoking the flames, because that’s the only way he can maintain power while unable to form a coalition government after the latest elections there. Blah, blah, blah. The words could be endless as to why. But then you see this 10-year-old Palestinian girl. She’s asking why. She says it isn’t fair. And she’s right.
IN HEARTRENDING VIDEO, PALESTINIAN GIRL STANDS NEXT TO RUBBLE OF HOUSE
This Palestinian girl is standing next to the rubble that used to be a house before Israeli military air strikes destroyed it. And yes, two women and 8 kids were in there. They’re dead. Israel killed them, to defend themselves. And American money and years of policy enabled it. That’s why this is a continuing failure of mammoth proportions. Israel’s, absolutely. But America casts the shielding shadow that allows Israel to to this, year after year. And this 10-year-old Palestinian girl instantly does what Israel doesn’t want: it humanizes the Palestinians in the face of a child. A child facing insurmountable horror as a way of life.
Watch the video. Israel is counting on you forgetting about this Palestinian girl, and moving on to the next scandal. But it’s time to wake up, and remember every day. Because this has to stop. It’s not Anti-Semitic to say that this has to stop.