This and this are two nice articles by Gideon Levy in Haaretz. They tell a touching story of Palestinian tragedy. Whether it is the heart-breaking case of a 15-year old boy murdered by Israel or the pathetic lives of Gazans facing perpetual Israeli ill-treatment, one can't escape the feeling that there is something horribly wrong with this world. While one has a general idea of the injustice, reading about intimate stories of real people conveys something of the potency of that injustice. All the talk of the complexities of international system and how it is not easy for the uninitiated to grasp everything rings shallow in the face of heart-rending sobbing of a father at the burial of his beloved youngest child, or the inquiry by an innocent three-year old of his mother "But why? What did we do?".
December 9, 2006