Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Gilad Shalit for 1.5 million Palestinians, deal?

Today marks one year since Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier was captured at the Gaza-Israel border from a tank in his military outpost. Since that day he may have been held captive in a house, a room, a cellar, a cave, ultimately he is in a prison, his own personal cage somewhere. Palestinians also are held in a cage.

Sunday an Israeli Minister had the gall to propose the exchange of the life of one Israeli for the lives of 1.5 million Palestinians.

The world is not interested in a true prisoner exchange. Here is just one further example of life within the cage of Gaza.


Solomon2 said...

The minister isn't talking about "freeing" the Gazans. He's saying that if Gazans want charity from Israel, they must attempt to show some human kindness of their own.

There are many cases of oppressed peoples finding prison to be a liberating experience by comparison to the "outside". In my opinion, even if every Israeli suddenly dropped dead, that wouldn't free Gazans from the prison of their own minds.

Jacqueline said...

Philip, I'm a friend of Noura and Khalil's in SF. Can you email me at jacqueline.chimera@gmail.com when you have a chance?