Editor's note : This article, the second in a series of three articles, is dedicated to all the willing tools of Zionism in Washington, Westminster and Brussells who distort the biblical message of love and peace, support Israel's lawless occupation, condemn Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land to endless injustice, and urge perpetual war in the Middle East... and beyond.
"Americans aren't alone in their ignorance. British people too seem largely unaware of how tragedy was allowed to overtake the Palestinians, and how this once-peaceful province of the Ottoman Empire, renowned for its antiquities and culture, became a land scarred by conflict... "
by Stuart Littlewood
A seventeen-year-old girl trembling with grief and rage told me how she witnessed her teenage cousin being shot through the head by Israeli soldiers. They had been walking to school together and the soldiers were taunting him. In response he had picked up a rock. She accused me and all Americans of knowing about these daily abuses against Palestinians but not caring. I tried to tell her that most Americans do not know about these tragedies, and that we would never support those who perpetrate them. But her belief that the average American is savvy about international politics was as strong as it was naive. "Of course Americans know we're suffering over here," she retorted." You're the most powerful nation on earth. And everyone has a television. I know you know."
These words are borrowed from David Hazard's excellent book Blood Bothers, which charts the life of Father Elias Chacour, a remarkable Christian Palestinian who grew up on the shores of Galilee and saw his beautiful world shattered by the Israeli occupation.
Americans aren't alone in their ignorance. British people too seem largely unaware of how tragedy was allowed to overtake the Palestinians, and how this once-peaceful province of the Ottoman Empire, renowned for its antiquities and culture, became a land scarred by conflict, where everyday humiliation stokes the fires of hatred. You cannot get in or out, or move around, without running the gauntlet of Israeli customs, baggage searches, roadblocks and checkpoints under the sneer of contemptuous, sunglassed troops. Even in remote countryside you'll run into one of 700 armed checkpoints.
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