Samer Badawi über die Kindermorde in Gaza

Liebe Leserinnen und Leser,
Anbei noch ein Artikel, der
sich mit der Frage auseinandersetzt, wie einfach und wie unauffällig man
heutzutage mit irgendwelchen Rechtfertigungen, die aus der Luft gegriffen sind,
einfach Kinder abschlachten kann. Das erklärt uns Samer Badawi in seinem
Artikel von gestern auf
Der Gazakrieg ist und bleibt
ein einseitiger Krieg einer ARMEE, die ONE-WAY Zivilisten ermordet und Kindern
ihre Zukunft nimmt, wenn sie zufällig am Leben bleiben.
Welche Rechtfertigung hat
ein solcher Angriff?
Natürlich keine…. Aber wer
ist daran Schuld?
Das kann ich Ihnen sagen:
Die schweigend Welt
Wir bitten Sie um Ihre
Zuschriften hierzu
Dr. phil.
Milena Rampoldi
von ProMosaik e.V.
August 27, 2014
The terms of Tuesday’s ceasefire declaration
matter less than the new leverage, measured in international will, with which
Palestinians now approach the negotiating table.
As a much-anticipated ceasefire took hold Tuesday, punctuating Gaza’s horrifying stretch without sleep or
succor, spontaneous celebrations erupted throughout the Arab world. But the
most jubilant displays were, of course, in Gaza itself, where residents shed
the anxiety of a 50-day Israeli war for the simple pleasures of an evening

Palestinians flash victory signs as hundreds of Gazans gather in the
streets to celebrate the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas on August 26, 2014
in Gaza City. (photo: Activestills)
It had too long been a pleasure denied. For most of Gaza’s 1.8 million
Palestinians, the right to congregate, to walk the streets without the threat
of Israeli airstrikes or shelling was enough to pry victory from the rubble all
around them. But some are already wondering: Once the euphoria settles, will
the broad-brush terms of yesterday’s deal outweigh the costs borne by this
besieged enclave?
To put that question in context, consider the children. More Palestinian
children were killed in the last seven weeks than in the last five years
combined. And nearly 10 times as many were killed during this Israeli operation
– dubbed “
Protective Edge” – than during Israel’s
full-scale assault on the West Bank in 2002, known as “Defensive Shield.”
These numbers are no doubt staggering, especially against the backdrop of
an eight-year siege that has left no respite from the killing, and no way for
Gaza’s Palestinians to protect themselves or their children. But in all the
sadness wrought by Israel’s multi-front war on a civilian population – by naval
battleships, by tanks, by drones and F-16s – what matters most in this war’s
wake is not the number of dead, but the fundamental question their sacrifice
has raised.
The question isn’t whether 500 Palestinian children’s lives were worth the
sacrifice, or whether 50 somehow would have been better. No, the question
raised by this war-of-one-army is precisely this: By what law of man or nature
is the killing of children so facile, so unchecked?