Sunday, July 13, 2008

'The Occupation Has Gone Absurd' says Gideon Levy, Ha'aretz

With a bevy of Words that hang so so heavy
Spit the truth like our man Gideon Levy
Shameful secrets in God's name
How did the war fame-game frame so lame?

Gideon Levy's article in Ha'aretz today speaks to the move by the Israeli Defence Ministry to target charities, bakeries, schools, clinics and beauty salons because somewhere along the line, these organisations are linked to Hamas. Here is an excerpt:

Thus the occupation proves once again that there is no place in Palestinians' lives that it cannot reach, and that it has no boundaries: An army that closes a school, library, bakery and boarding school; soldiers who raid a licensed commercial television station, confiscating its equipment and threatening its closure, as happened recently at the Afaq TV station in Nablus.
Read the full article here.

In the end Levy asks, 'On whose back are we fighting terror? Widows? Orphans? It's shameful.'