Jan 23: Words and Images

In their own words:

“It’s going to be a terrible war. So, if we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill. All day, every day…If we don’t kill, we will cease to exist…Unilateral separation doesn’t guarantee “peace” – it guarantees a Zionist-Jewish state with an overwhelming majority of Jews…

– Professor Arnon Soffer, Head of the IDF’s National Defense College, in an interview with the Jerusalem Post (24 May 2004)

Please note one of the more disturbing images I have seen follows in this post. I don’t know where it was taken or who by, but it was given to me by a Red Crescent worker.

From a Red Crescent worker

From a Red Crescent worker


“I believe that it should have been even stronger! Dresden! Dresden! The extermination of a city! After all, we’re told that the face of war has changed. No longer is it the advancing of tanks or an organized military. […] It is a whole nation, from the old lady to the child, this is the military. It is a nation fighting a war. I am calling them a nation, even though I don’t see them as one. It is a nation fighting a nation. Civilians fighting civilians. I’m telling you that we […] must know […] that stones will not be thrown at us! I am not talking about rockets – not even a stone will be thrown at us. Because we’re Jews.[…] I want the Arabs of Gaza to flee to Egypt. This is what I want. I want to destroy the city, not necessarily the people living within it.

– Reserve Colonel Yoav Gal, an Israeli Air Force pilot, on Army Radio during “Operation Cast Lead” (11 January 2009)

Yousef Al Helou, whom I wrote about in the last post, put together the following clips during the weeks of attack.

Here is the links of my latest packages on youtube, please circulate them. We saw very sad images and secnes of crimes, murder, mass killing, bodies burned beyond recognition, chidlren torn to pieces, but we are not allowed to put these images in the package.
– Yousef

Day 21, War on Gaza
Day 20, War on Gaza
White Phosphorous shells
Day 19, War on Gaza
Day 15, War on Gaza
UNWRA School Refuges
Attacks on Cemetary

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