From our friends at EI-EI-O, another one-sided sob story about the Israeli policy of demolishing houses of families of terrorists. The first line of the article demonstrates where this is all going:"It has been almost a month since Miyasar's sleeping pattern has changed."
(Arik, I haven't been sleeping well lately either, do something about it! )
Not only is there no explanation of why the Israelis would be demolishing houses, there's an attempt to pre-empt any such argument by saying that the terrorists simply have an "alleged involvement with an armed faction
". There is no mention of the monetary reward given to families of terrorists (of course Saddam is now broke, so maybe that's why they don't mention that little detail. Now it's just up to the Saudis.)
First of all, let me make something clear here. I don't like houses being demolished and I don't like seeing families homeless. Call me a bleeding-heart liberal if you must. However, Israel has been brought to this point after a few decades of Israelis getting killed for the single crime of being Israelis.
Suicide bombers have been going to their reward knowing that their families would be well compensated financially for their loss. Is Israel not supposed to take that into account? House demolition - as cruel as it may sound - is one way of canceling out these payments.
To clarify that this is a sob story and nothing more, keep in mind that Miyasar's house has not been demolished. She's just afraid
that it might get demolished.
But as EI-EI-O says "Living in a daily fear of losing one's home is equally as cruel as the demolition itself
Myself, I'm afraid of earthquakes. I can barely sleep at night waiting for the big one to strike. It is a cruel and unusual punishment that, and it's all the fault of the Jews.A Palestinian Sob Story