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Hussam has been a lifelong human rights activist who is passionate about promoting democratic societies, in the US and worldwide, in which all people, including immigrants, workers, minorities, and the poor enjoy freedom, justice, economic justice, respect, and equality. Mr. Ayloush frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs. He has consistently appeared in local, national, and international media. Full biography at: http://hussamayloush.blogspot.com/2006/08/biography-of-hussam-ayloush.html

Thursday, November 09, 2006

No words can describe the pain and sadness

I will not comment. Sometimes, silence is all that we can offer... A moment of silence for those innocent lives.
The reflection of a boy is seen in the water stained with blood covering a street in Beit Hanun. Eighteen Palestinians, most of them women and children, have been killed as Israeli shells slammed into their Gaza homes in an attack that drew worldwide condemnation and vows of renewed suicide attacks.(AFP/Mahmud Hams)
A relative of Omaya Ahmed Assamna stands next to her bed in Beit Lahia hospital. (AFP/Pedro Ugarte)

Palestinian Kholod Al-Athamna, 13, cries during the funeral of her brother Mahmoud in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, Thursday, Nov. 9 (AP)


A Palestinian mother and her two babies lay together in the drawer of the morgue fridge as workers prepare the bodies for burial in the Beit Hanun hospital. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

7 comments:

Steve Harkonnen said...

While it is sad to witness death from either side, it is also comforting to realize that the dead palestinians at least won't become suicide bombers from the hate that they are taught in palestinian public schools, which are funded by foreign aid.

The palestinians have brought this mess upon themselves. the palestinians blame their misfortunes and mass unemployment on the Israelis when in fact they brought it all upon themselves. A homeless, wayward and stubborn bunch, not wanting to help themselves develop into anything worthwhile, or to be a productive society, the palestinians tend to gain from the world's handouts. Meanwhile, they still do nothing to help themselves.

The palestinians can thank terrorist yasser arafat for bringing the impending doom upon his supposed "people" while he himself was never a palestinian.

But, then again, what IS a palestinian, if they never had a real homeland to begin with? Weren't they in fact kicked out of Jordan, and rightfully so, because of all of the trouble they caused? Didn't the arabs accept the Balfour agreement, thus giving Israel back to their rightful owners, the Zionists?

Notice that I can't even be bothered to capitalize the word "palestinian" because in reality, the word is not even worthy of being a proper noun.

Jamal said...

Why do you publish comments by racist people like Harkonnen on your blog? Blaming the victims for their suffering is so shameful.

ummibrahim said...

Hussam,

I'm glad that you published "steve harkonnen"'s comment.

It is exactly mindset's like steve's who think it is "comforting" to kill innocent children that the reason our world is in such a polarized state today. Shocking, but true. Even without foreign funded schools America is breeding such hate-mongerers.

steve wrote:

Notice that I can't even be bothered to capitalize the word "palestinian" because in reality, the word is not even worthy of being a proper noun.


steve, you didn't even bother to capitalize your own name. The only comforting thing about your post is to know that deep down inside, you know exactly where you stand.

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