Yasser Arafat must
have taken due notice of the world sympathy generated for Kosovo by
the pictures of helpless children being killed by followers of
Slobodan Milosevich, because he is using the identical tactic in the
new intifada. Children
eight to sixteen are being put in the front lines against Israeli
Defense Forces (IDF) so that the world might accuse Israel of being
child killers. No, it's
the Palestinians who are sacrificing their own children to gain the
world's sympathy for their cause, and to stir up hatred against
For such tactics and
the people who would use them, I have utter contempt, disdain and
disgust. So should the
rest of the world.
I would like to hear
our presidential candidates speak up and speak out against such
tactics whether it is politically correct or not. This
nation hast to speak out against Palestinians who sacrifice children
for political motives.
In case the world has
forgotten 1948 (and young as I was then, I have not), the United
Nations created the state of Israel by carving it out of what was the
Palestine Mandate under a British Mandatory or governor. Israel is
legally in the land, and the state of Israel was created by the then
leaders of the free world.
There never has been
a "Palestinian state". Prior
to 1918 the land called Palestine was part of the Ottoman Turkish
Empire, and had been for centuries. The
Ottoman Empire existed from about 1350 to 1918 and controlled what we
know as the Middle East. Both Arab and Jewish settlers were in the land. They
had conflict then and were a headache to the British.
After the end of
World War II, it seemed appropriate to create a homeland for the
displaced Jews of the world, who had suffered so much at the hands of
the Nazis and, lest we forget, the Russians. U.N.
Resolution 181 replaced the Palestine Mandate, released Britain from
its position as the Mandatory nation and gave the Jews a land called
Israel. No such action
was taken for the Arab settlers there, and never has. For
the Palestinian Authority, or Palestine Liberation Organization, to
attack Israel is to attack a state that came about lawfully by U.N.
The Jews did not
invade the land now known as Israel and take possession of it. They
came to a land given to them, one in which there were already many
Jewish settlers. The
dissatisfied Palestinians simply refused to comply with the U.N.
resolution and defied the world, attacking the Jews and now becoming
so desperate they are sacrificing their own children by putting them
in the front lines to be killed so they can use this
"martyrdom" for their own strategic purposes.
It is not my
understanding of Islam that child sacrifice is acceptable. Yet
parents, according to reports from the Middle East, who send their
young sons to the front lines are given large monetary rewards from
the coffers of the Palestinian Authority (supplied largely by other
Arab nations). This is an abomination, an outrage and a cause to severely
censure Arafat and the entire Arab League for tolerating, encouraging
and even paying for such sacrifice.
That ancient land was
once called Canaan and was inhabited by a pagan, child-sacrificing
people known as Canaanites. It
seems the Palestinians have taken a rite from ancient history and have
adapted it for the modern day media and the United Nations, which
certainly isn't today what it was in 1948.
While we're trying to
stop U.S. children from killing each other, deliberately or
accidentally, in the Middle East the Palestinians are arming the kids
with rocks and any other weapons they can handle, and placing them on
the front lines of battle. Then
they cry "murderers" against Israel.
Arafat has always
been a terrorist and a murderer and he has not changed. The
hatred by Palestinians of the Jewish people is ancient and apparently
Has the land of
Canaan changed much in 3,500 years? Apparently
not. Wake up, world, and condemn this child sacrifice.
America, speak out against this abomination! We can get oil elsewhere, oil that isn't contaminated by the blood of sacrificed children.
© Dorothy Anne Seese, 2000
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