Wednesday, June 28, 2006

CHOICES

In 1948, an estimated 700,000 Palestinian men, women and children had a choice of either being expelled from their home or being killed. The Israeli government chooses not to allow these refugees or their descendents to return home.

Out of 9,599 Palestinians who chose to be involuntarily imprisoned by Israel, 342 happened to be juvenile.

125 Palestinian students chose to be killed by the Israeli forces on the way to school.

There have been at least 65 UN resolutions against Israel thus far. The US has chosen to veto nearly all of them.

Palestinians chose to have 4,170 of their homes demolished by Israeli forces since the launch of the Al-aqsa intifada in September, 2000.

Rachie Corrie chose to be bulldozed to death by an Israeli soldier, while she was attempting to stop the demolition of a Palestinian home.

Israel chose to build 60+ new (Jewish-only) settlements on confiscated Palestinian land between the period of March, 2001 and July, 2003.

Out of the 30,122 Palestinians injured by IDF attacks, 2500+ chose to be permanently disabled.

In 2004, the three major US networks chose to demonstrate their fairness and accuracy in reporting Israeli and Palestinian deaths (in the Evening News):

ABC: Israeli deaths = 157%, Palestinian deaths = 39%
CBS: Isreali deaths = 105%, Palestinian deaths = 28%
NBC: Israelid deaths = 154%, Palestinian deaths = 35%

The Associated Press chose to erase the video of the Israeli soldier shooting a Palestinian boy.

Tom Hurndall chose to get shot in the back of his head by an Israeli IDF sniper, while he was trying to protect Palestinian children from Israeli gunfire.

Israel chose to build its so called 'Security Fence' (Apartheid Wall) to confiscate 55% of the West Bank for Israel.

IDF soldiers choose to target practice by shooting Palestinian children in the eye. So far they have managed to successfully target 159 Palestinian kids.

The nation that constantly reminds us of the horrific crimes committed by the Nazis, has a government and a military that continues to commit the same type of crimes. The irony is so thick you can cut it with a meat cleaver.

I choose not to continue writing this post any further because I am too bloody pissed off and emotional to carry on.

If you wish to comment on this post, it is your choice.

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This is the Source to validate the facts mentioned above.

6 Comments:

Blogger jammie said...

argh- the choice to read it was mine.

5:18 PM  
Blogger kAy said...

and mine
:|

6:32 PM  
Blogger Shahid said...

I choose o denounce Israel.

I choose to back suicide bombing of Israeli targets. All of them.

I choose to say "No more", whilst not actually having the strength or understanding to know what that actually means.

I choose to be utterly befuddled and cornered.

What will we choose to do about this next?

If Tel Aviv gets nuked, I will choose not to shed a tear. It will be more morally justifiable than nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

11:16 AM  
Blogger BuJ said...

very good post !

took me a while to notice it was about choices...

very well-written.

2:05 AM  
Blogger vintage said...

u have a lotta anger in you. i'm not saying it isn't unjustified, but sometimes, for a little while, its alright to let go.

when will i see a post that tells me about you rather than just your interests?

2:21 PM  
Blogger Xill-e-Ilahi said...

great post on a topic we all too regularly ignore...

keep it coming.

11:28 AM  

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