Friday, November 23, 2012

Does this look like joy to you!?

The Wall Street Journal caption to this photo read: “A cease-fire between Israel & Hamas took hold across the Gaza Strip border Thursday. Here, a Palestinian celebrated after Egypt announced the halt to eight days of Israeli-Palestinian bombardments.” It’s hard to pack so much hogwash into two short sentences! This young boy’s eyes speak very powerfully of emotions, but does this look like celebration to you!? Grief, sadness, anger, exhaustion--but no damn celebration. And the worst deceit of all, “Israeli-Palestinian bombardments” to describe an all-out murderous aerial assault with attack helicopters & bombers against defenseless & unarmed people.

The beleaguered people of Gaza have been through hell & must be overwhelmed & exhausted. Palestinian solidarity has never been more important. The Israeli siege of Gaza will not end even if they stop raining bombs on Gaza so getting the truth out is more important than ever to demand: End the siege of Gaza; Boycott all Israeli products (barcode beginning 729); & End all US aid to Israel. (Photo by Ali Ali/EPA)

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