Sunday, January 18

Who's the terrorist?

Is Izz el-Deen Aboul Aish a terrorist? Is that why his daughters had to die?

Izz el-Deen Aboul Aish, who speaks Hebrew, worked as a gynecologist in an Israeli hospital. Even as the crossings between the Gaza Strip and Israel had largely been closed in recent months, he had traveled frequently from one place to the other. But he had remained in Gaza since the Israeli offensive began 21 days ago. He gave frequent interviews to the Israeli media on living conditions in the seaside enclave. He spoke of having tanks around his house and of passing through checkpoints; he told Israelis what it was like to be Palestinian.

Minutes away from a scheduled phone interview on Israeli TV 10 with newscaster Shlomi Eldar, Aboul Aish called Eldar’s cellphone, screaming and weeping in Arabic and Hebrew. The doctor’s home had been struck by a shell:

“Oh God, oh my God, my daughters have been killed. They’ve killed my children. . . . Could somebody please come to us?”

Sitting at his news desk for one of Israel’s main evening news broadcasts, Eldar held his phone up. For three minutes and 26 seconds, Aboul Aish’s wailing was broadcast across the country.

Some more pictures of terrorists from Guerrilla Radio:

From Da Arab Mcs: Who's the terrorist?

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At 8:36 PM, Blogger JAWL said...


At 10:23 PM, Blogger Godammitkitty said...

Thank you for posting this. It's so hard to write about without losing it :(

At 10:59 AM, Blogger LeDaro said...

This was totally brutal. I saw that on T.V and how even the reporter broke down in tears. Horrible, horrible.

The doctor was so forgiving. He said, “that it should not stop us from living like brothers. My daughters are gone. I cannot bring them back but there is a tomorrow. Let us live in peace". You cannot call such a person terrorist. IDF and whosever gives them the orders are the worst terrorist.

At 10:04 PM, Blogger Simon said...

I think the brutality of the assault on Gaza will haunt me forever.I don't think anyone could do this to a helpless population unless they thought they weren't really human. It's absolutely chilling. Every Israeli should stare at those photos and ask themselves what the fuck are we doing?
And the world should demand an answer...

At 12:06 AM, Blogger Robert McBean. said...

I finally got it when I heard Tzipi Livni talking about deterrence. The deterrence seems to have had the exact opposite effect. People forget Livni was Ariel Sharon's protege.

At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Flash said...

This may seem like an odd comment, but I recall Ricardo Montalban, the Latino actor who passed away recently, saying about his portrayal of Khan: "The villain never thinks of himself as a villain".
I add this piece of questionable wisdom as the only possible explanation for being able to bombard these innocent human beings and claiming justification.

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