Thursday, January 15, 2009


A hospital-Bang! a U.N. Station-Bang! Marked ambulances Bang! Bang! Bang! – Journalists Bang! Bang! Bang! Palestinians-Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! – 23 Israeli kills not counting the ambulances, the U.N. Station or the Hospital; it’s been a good day for the IDF. It’s still only 6 pm our time; plenty of time left for more murder, those courageous Israeli pilots dropping the bombs from 30,00 feet on defenceless women and children are sure to be decorated, the brave Israeli Tank Commanders firing shells at stone throwing children will surely get a gong.

I wonder if Israel will have the effrontery to award people with the “Righteous Among the Nations” award after they have finished cleaning away the blood of the children massacred by them, what moral authority does Israel now have, can Israel or anyone who supports their actions ever use the phrase “Righteous Among the Nations” again? and remember we still haven’t had the election yet, anyone with any shred of decency who is offered the award of “Righteous Among the Nations” should refuse to accept it and those who have this award should return it.

Here are the figures at 18.00 hrs. Today.

Israeli Dead 13 Palestinian Dead 1,055 approximately 400 Palestinian children killed, thousands of Palestinians wounded or missing.

I still find it difficult to come to terms with the fact that this is being done by Israel against an imprisoned, defenceless neighbour who doesn’t have sufficient food, water or medicine, Jewish people across the world are recoiling at what they are witnessing and crying out that it is not being done in their name, history will brand those responsible as war criminals, every bit as bad as any evil regime that we know of, past or present.

Some people say that boycotts are not the answer; I say that in our position they are part of what we can do to protest along with demonstrations and contributions to Palestinian charities. I urge everyone to do as I have been doing for as long as I can remember and refuse to have anything to do with Israel, every little thing counts, don’t just do nothing.


Anonymous said...

Yes it's a bloodly disgrace, but do you not see a similarity to the invasion of Iraq by your then leader Tony Bliar ????

No one was keeping much of a count, it seems, but best estimates (published in the Lancet) were that just over 100,000 CIVILIANS have been killed by Blair and Bush's actions.

Have you forgoten them aleady ?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 16/01/09

I am very suspicious of anyone who answers criticism of Israel’s actions in Gaza by writing about Iraq. It comes across to me as someone with a simple anti Labour agenda, someone who couldn’t care less about either place or the victims.

I have spoken out critically about Iraq many times and condemned it in writing many times as well as campaigning and voting against it. You IMO are just using it for your own ends.

Anonymous said...

It's not anto Labour or about anyones 'ends'. The simple fact is that you are a fully paid up (I assume) member of a party led, now and then, by a bunch of war criminals, some of whom should be sharing a jail cell for the rest of their lives.

And in the case of Gaza, was Tony not apponted as some kind of middle east peace envoy (irony in there somewhere). So where has he been these last few weeks ???

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 22/01/09

Your obvious hatred of Labour and Tony Blair in particular makes it difficult to take you seriously; you sound like the drunk in the bar whom everyone stays away from, potentially dangerous and terminally boring.

Your comments about where Blair has been illustrate this perfectly.