OK, so I’ve just got back from 2 weeks staying with my wife’s family in Montenegro and a week or so being ill before that. That means i’ve been pretty much out of action during the whole Gaza thing that is going on and I haven’t kept up with news hardly at all – just snippets here and there.
Therefore I’m not gonna comment on any details because I am ignorant of the details. However, i’d just like to help put the situation in perspective for some of us Brits because, having spoken to people over the last year or two, it is incredible how out of the picture most are yet they feel they can have a strong opinion on the subject they know nothing about. And all their opinion comes from the totally biased British media.
Here follow two opinions from me and some food for thought:
OPINION 1: The Palestinian terrorist attacks from Gaza into Israel are inhuman and evil. However, I feel more than a shred of sympathy for the perpetrators as they have lived under oppressed conditions for decades.
OPINION 2: Israel’s sustained campaign against Palestine is arguably the most blatant and abominable act committed by a nation against a single people group since, ironically, the Holocaust. Who knows how many Palestinians have been murdered and displaced since 1948? What has gone on in the last 3 weeks is just more obvious to us Westerners than previous atrocities carried out by Israel.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: As I was growing up the IRA committed a number of attacks on British civilians. Can you imagine if the British government had retaliated by slaughtering hundereds of Irish citizens through airstrikes and ground assaults on Dublin!? I honestly feel this is comparable to what Israel are doing and yet our Western governments are condoning this by keeping diplomatic relations with Israel and even helping to supply the weapons that are helping to ethnically clense Palestine.