Tel Aviv. A Women makes her yoga exercises, young men play ball at the sea, young couples lie in the sand and cuddle. An older married couples walk on the promenade. And when the red sun sinks into the sea, the sunshades are snapped shut in the Cafè. From the market people observe how rockets do fly over their heads. The reports about Gaza are broadcast without tone in the Cafès. Fair-weather democrats and socialists clash on the ‚Yuppimeile‘ of Tel Aviv. One stirs about a column against Israel published in the left wing Haaretz newspaper. „Children die, oh how nicely.“ Humanism and socialism go down Jordan, patriotism is announced.
In the hall of the Israeli kibbutz movement the new chairperson of the Israeli working party speaks before 200 youngsters on the role of the opposition in times of war. It is talked a lot, but not about Gaza and the role of the opposition in times of war. The rocket alarm they do overhear masterfully. Others still celebrate party on Friday evening. They talk about the recommendation of a bar in Amsterdam for a bachelor’s party. The big wish of the other, once visiting the October-firm.
While Gaza is exclaimed to the humanitarian disaster area.
Gaza. Hundreds of air raids at less than one minute. It rains bombs on Gaza. A renewed attack on a UN school. 1400 dead people, up to now under it more than 200 children the war has cost on the side of Palestine, 63 Israeli soldiers and three civilians were killed up to now on Israeli side.5
The military of Israel has immobilised in his heaviest attacks since beginning of the offensive against the Hamas the only power station in the Gaza Strip. A water shortage because many water pumps are cut off by the stream.
Where to flee in such little area? 360 Quadratkilometres.
How explain to children siren howling, bomb hail and the death of innocent people? There is no feeling of security anymore. Years later war victims still wince if they remember this. What do parents do then? They try to play a healthy world to her children. If it bangs, the mother smiles: „Huch, this a big bang“, reports Arwa Najef from Gaza during an interview in the newsmagazin of The World It is her native country. She works for the UN development aid UNDP in a department which regulates the import of goods to Gaza with Israeli controlls. She gets all her children in one room when sirene are holing. „So that nobody stays behind.“ Everybody survives or nobody. The older children (5 years) understand the connection between the loud bang of bombs and the death and the destruction on the streets. Since the last war her son knows that noise can have awful consequences. Nightmares. The children see themselves as a corpse and fancy, they are only naked bones. The television runs to preserve the children of the pictures. Her husband is a doctor and works in the biggest clinic in Gaza. The corpses lie on the streets, chopped in pieces, degraded.
Their son asked, when they would go again to the sea. The mother answered: „If the war is over.“ The son replied: „But I see no end.“ Karim is his name. He is 2,5 years old.
The international law demands protection of civilians
43 percent of the inhabitants of Gaza are younger than 14 years. Almost every child should show sign of traumas. About 118,000 children need emergency relief, the Kinderhilfswwerk UNICEF estimates.
Three UN schools full with refugees were bombed. Sixteen people were killed in one of that schools. The Israel Military was informed about the location of the schools. 220.000 people took shelter in UN-schools.
16,000 new reservists are called up for Israel. A total of 86.000 Reservists on Israels side.
„The rights of the Palestinians, even of her children, are completely kept and it is gruesome“, said Gunness of the UN and burst into tears during an interview with the news transmitter Al Jazeera.
UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon: „It is a moral infamy and a criminal act. This craziness must stop“
EU President Van Rompuy: „Stop this! Israel has a right on self-defence, however, this must be measured.“
Foreign-Minister Steinmeier, Germany: „The Status Quo of the bolted coastal stripe is not acceptable. There must be an opening of the border crossing under international supervision.“
Obama said: Stop this.
The air raids go on.
Meanwhile you are playing tennis and enjoying beach parties on your coast?
Meanwhile your youth is studying in America and is coming back with three Bachelors?
This tragedy is one of the weakest action you ever could have shown up with.
The outcome: a lot of traumatized people – at least for the next twenty years.
It will bring you the opposite of what you do long for: more insecurity instead of Safety.
Millions of people were marginalized on all social levels. Short after Apartheid townships felt like „ticking time bombs“.
It has been Mandela who sent out PEACE.
Do you think God promised you a land of milk and honey because you should discriminate people in that ‚holy land‘?I cannot see milk and honey but only blood.
Do you want to destroy the Hamas, you feeded once? What will follow afterwards?
Experts say, you than will have to expect a much more radical group.
You could have become a great Prime Minister by building schools and training centers, by creating jobs, by building enterprises for Palestinians, instead of using 225 Million Dollar for a rocket-protection system – sponsored by America.
Well, we all get what we do seed – sooner or later. This life – next life, who knows.?
There are seven universal laws we actually should learn in the first class of school. Knowing them would help us to get a different understanding of what our thoughts and acting is about when we create our realities.
You can choose between the path of Love or the path of more hatress, more desperation, more frustration, more fear and more insecurity for yourself and for the Palestinians, who are not the Hamas.
Apparently the last thing you will get by bombing and killing people and continuing to lock them up is what you long for: Safety.
Love is stronger than fear.
Open Gaza. Give those people their freedom back.
May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on, dear Israel.