Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Cutting the Power in Tel Aviv

Notice that appeared on doors of homes in Tel Aviv Today:

"Cutting power is a step taken when no other alternatives remain, and one we are forced to take given the presence, in your city, of neighborhoods full of headquarters of an army that carries out war crimes and harms civilians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Out of humanitarian concerns, the power cuts will not be total, and we will leave it to your discretion whether to divert the remaining electricity to hospitals, the sewage system, or private homes."

read on

2 comments:

schmetterfinn said...

Powerful letter. Can't even arrange the thoughts in my head to comment as I would've wanted to.

David said...

"Out of humanitarian concerns, the power cuts will not be total, and we will leave it to your discretion whether to divert the remaining electricity to hospitals, the sewage system, or private homes."

Good place to go for an explanation of the above quote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxymoron

Humanitarian according to wikipedia: "Therefore, humanitarians work towards advancing the well-being of humanity as a whole." The statement above is an insult to the idea of humanitarian effort.

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