Israeli Policy in Gaza: Kill the children, halt rockets
By Dr. Akram Habeeb - In Gaza Strip
"Are limbs so dear-achieved, are sides
Full-nerved, - still warm, - too hard to stir?")
When you see in front of your eyes ten members o f the same family killed in Gaza
yesterday by the Israeli F16, you get traumatized and suddenly shout tell my why these innocent children and women are killed by 1MT Ton Bomb.
Who is to blame and who should now be brought to justice and executed for this horrendous crimes perpetrated by what they call the Israeli Defence Forces? Which Defence are they talking about? This is sheer and callous offence. Then, you go and ask what kind of ethics these people are talking about? Is it ethical to kill families in Gaza and cover up these crime under the pretext of self defense.
Today all the Palestinians and the 1.5 million Arabs and Muslims all over the world were shocked when president Obama said that Israel has the right to defense itself. Immediately after this declaration Israeli started the bombardment of the Palestinian Houses in Gaza. One of these houses that was bombarded was the house of Al Dalou Family in Nasser Neighborhood in the middle of Gaza city.
The inhabitants of the house were ten: four children, four girls, a chap, and their Mum. All of them were killed by the same bomb. As you see the scene is intolerable. One keeps questioning what kind of crimes these innocent people committed against Israel, how on earth these helpless civilians were jeopardizing the security of Israeli.
Indeed the questions are countless but the main persistent question is: when will the free world move and bring these criminals to justice? When will the International court send for the Israeli generals and execute them? If this question is ignored and dealt with in the same way Goldstone's Report was dealt with, then all free people in the world have to wonder and ask the same question the British poet, Wilfred Owen, asked almost one hundred years ago:
" O what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earth's sleep at all?