Monday, January 3, 2011

This Palestinian Family has Justice on its Side

"My entire family is ruined ... The whole house feels a sense of catastrophe." [Yet, he] said he bears no hatred toward Israelis. "They are people just like myself. We don't seek vengeance against Israel. We want the return of our lands, and the struggle won't end until our property is restored."

Can someone tell me what it is that Christians are supposed to have in common with "Israel" that would make us favor that barbaric, vengeful nation over this Palestinian family?

Questions are surfacing about Israel's use of tear-gas grenades, as security officials investigate the recent death of a protester at the weekly demonstration near the separation fence at the West Bank village of Bil'in. A 36-year-old woman, Jawaher Abu Rahmah, died on Saturday morning.

The medical report filed in the Ramallah hospital where Abu Rahmah was taken shows that her death was caused by respiratory failure resulting from the inhalation of tear gas.


Jawaher Abu Rahmah was the sister of Bassem Abu Rahmah, who was killed in April 2009 when Israeli soldiers fired a tear-gas grenade at his chest at a demonstration at the fence in Bil'in. Ahmed Abu Rahmah has three surviving brothers; their father died five years ago.

"My entire family is ruined," he said on Sunday. "The whole house feels a sense of catastrophe." He said he bears no hatred toward Israelis. "They are people just like myself. We don't seek vengeance against Israel. We want the return of our lands, and the struggle won't end until our property is restored." ("Protester death shows IDF may be using most dangerous type of tear gas," Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz, January 3, 2011)

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/protester-death-shows-idf-may-be-using-most-dangerous-type-of-tear-gas-1.334858
Compare this message of Christlike forbearance and forgiveness with the message of non-forgiveness of the Pope's elder brothers in the faith:

"Victims of 'the Holocaust' have not given us the right to forgive the perpetrators nor the Holocaust deniers."

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