Monday, February 06, 2006

Gaza under aerial siege

Didn't get a wink of shut-eye last night. After a back and forth exchange of Apache-fired Israeli rockets, and Islamic Jihad home-made rockets, Israeli forces pounded the strip with great intensity all through the night. The shelling intensified right around the morning calls to prayer. Even though it was mainly in northern Gaza, which is a few kilometres away, it could be heard all the way in the City. I honestly thought it was right outside my house-that's how loud it was. Friends in Beit Lahiya told me this morning they feared for the lives. They also said Israeli forces dropped-once more-thousands of fliers "warning" residents that they must stay in their homes-and that remaining in the area is at "their own risk", they Israeli forces are not responsible if they get hurt by the shells.

Now for some youso-therapy, I'm going to the Tuesday market in the Nseirat refugee camp to buy a duckling for Yousuf. *Sigh*.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you make of the riots regarding the Danish cartoons?

4:43 PM  
Blogger Abu Shaar said...

"Not responsible if they get hurt"

See, no other country in the world would get away with that (except maybe the US and UK).

Last time I went through Erez I had to sign a piece of paper absolving the Israeli occupation forces from any responsibility should I be shot or blown up or run over with and Israeli bulldozer.

I suppose we can't blame the poor missile firing soldier if her bomb just happens to kill or maim Yousef or some other child like him

7:55 PM  
Blogger tafka PP said...

Abu Shaar:

Plenty of other countries would probably "get away" with that- the truth is, most other countries would not bother to drop flyers because they don't care and want everyone dead. That is not the case with the IDF. Do you think Iran will drop some flyers before they nuke us all? Think a suicide bomber drops a flyer or two before he gets on a bus? At least the IRA used to phone... the message was always more important than massacre. I'm not condoning bombing, but you can't be so dismissive of genuine efforts to spare innocent lives.

(Also, I don't think it is appropriate to talk about Laila's son like that. But that is for Laila to say, not me)

6:35 PM  
Blogger Shaggydabbydo said...

Can you reproduce (scan in or photo) one of these leflets dropped by the Israeli's?

Regs, Shaggy

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... WHY?

1:03 PM  

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