Tuesday, July 18, 2006
From Israeli Children with "Love"
An Israeli child signs a bomb as other children wait for their turn in line while the military stands by.
Photo caption: Israeli girls write messages on a shell at a heavy artillery position near Kiryat Shmona, in northern Israel, next to the Lebanese border, Monday, July 17, 2006.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
"From Israel and Danielle."
Notice the writings on the bomb which say:
"Nazrala (I'm sure they meant Nasrallah: The Secretary General of Hizbullah in Lebanon) whit love,"
Look at the glee on the faces of these girls. What kind of message does this reinforce in these children?? Hate, that's what. Allowing children to sign messages of hate on bombs meant for Lebanon is actively watering the seed of hate in the next generation. Surely these young children were encouraged to sign these bombs and that is disgusting. How did these children find their way into the zone of the military? It appears that they were purposefully brought in for the signings. And if they DID come on their own (possibley by their parents) why were they not turned away?? Especially since military installations are dangerous places during a time of war!!! Such lack of concern for their lives and fragile, impressionable minds!!! Children learn hate from adults.
There is a great amount of coverage and denouncement (as well there should be) of muslim children learning to hate Jews in textbooks in the madrassas. Yet here we see Israeli children being indoctrinated in a similar way. How can we ever expect the hate to stop with such brain washing on both sides?? This is abuse of children by both sides.
I post these pictures to show that Israelis are not exactly the "chosen people of God" that they claim. We are always told here in the west that Israel is ALWAYS the victim and whether it is unpopular to say or not the Palestinians have (and always have had to a certain extent) been victims themselves. And while I denounce the actions of Hizballah and Hamas with the strongest words and back Israel's right to defend themselves (and their captured soldiers), I can not sit by and say that Israel is never to blame.
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