Not every day you’ll catch me declaring my profound agreement with the interloper in the White House. So take note. In his State of the Union, George Bush urged Americans to volunteer, to help build an America that “serves goals greater than the self.” He said “America needs citizens to extend the compassion of our country to every part of the world.”
I couldn’t agree more.
It is therefore absolutely essential to publicize the work of American men and women who are doing just that.
This is the third day of Sharon’s new military campaign against Palestinian civilians. With 20,000 reservists called, it promises to be a long and bloody one.
Tanks wreak destruction in Ramallah, Hebron, and other Palestinian towns. Israeli Defense Force (IDF) soldiers vandalize homes, wantonly destroying furniture and precious food.
Journalists and TV offices are top targets. The IDF shoots at ambulances, arrests medical personnel, and storm hospitals.
Yesterday they destroyed offices and equipment belonging to two human rights organizations, LAW and Al-Haq.
Five Palestinian policemen in IDF custody were apparently executed in cold blood.
There are reports of more mass executions in Ramallah today. Sharon calls it a war against “the infrastructure of terror.” But the only infrastructure that matters is the determination of Palestinians to shake off the occupation or take Israel to Hell with them. Sharon’s war is a war against the Palestinian population, and against humanity.
Gabriel Ash is available for comment at: [email protected]
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