Israel accused of using white phosphorus on civilians
CBC is reporitng that "Backed by a barrage of rockets, dozens of Hamas militants broke out of the blockaded Gaza Strip and into nearby Israeli towns, killing scores and abducting others in an unprecedented surprise early-morning attack during a major Jewish holiday on Saturday."
Maybe you can now understand why they want a wall. There is no way to justify or rationalize that attack. The Palestinians are not the original inhabitants of Gaza the Philistines are. They were wiped out by the Babylonians. West Bank has valid land claims but Gaza are obtuse.
two wrongs don't make a right.
Kidnapping civilians is haram so clearly religion has nothing to do with it. This is about politics. Likewise forced evictions has nothing to do with Zionism. That is not kosher. Both are wrong.
Now I realize I'm nobody. I'm just a stranger from a far country. I'm not a Muslim. I'm not a Jew. I'm not even a good Christian. I'm nobody but I have been to Israel. I worked on a Kibbutz in Israel when I was young and tried to do some fundraising for the Oasis of Peace because that is a cause I believe in. I'm from Vancouver where Jews and Muslims get along just like they're supposed to. Here nobody cares what religion you're from. That's what religious freedom means.
My feelings for Israel and for Palestine are similar to Gandalf's feelings for Morai in the Lord of the Rings. Somehow I think it will be the death of me. As Orlando Bloom said in the movie Kingdom of Heaven, Jerusalem drives men mad. It's like the O'Neils in Northern Ireland and the red hand of Ulster. You guys are crazy. If you want the land that bad you can have it. I will find some place else to live. However, in the spirit of truth and justice we must look at the facts.
The Palestinians in Gaza are just plain obnoxious. However, the Palestinians in the West Bank are facing forced evictions. That is wrong. Joshua did not conquer all of Israel. He was commanded to vex not the stranger that sojourneth with thee. Israel is breaking that commandment in West Bank.
Like I say, it's none of my business. I'm just stating the truth.
The rest of the world is concerned because we all know that is where Armageddon will eventually take place. All the armies of the world will gather against Israel. Israel will be conquered and Jerusalem will be placed under siege for three and a half years. Two false prophets will rise with power to call fire down from heaven and will deceive many.
Two true prophets will stand against them and be killed for their testimony. Their dead bodies will lie in the street and the people will throw a party. There will be a silence in heaven and when the enemies of righteousness are ripe in their decadence they will be literally wiped off the face of the earth. The birds of the air will feed on their carcasses. He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear.