Thursday, July 24, 2014
The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven. posted by Richard SeymourThere is nowhere safe in Gaza, but it's okay: they're bringing food and medical supplies. Israel has sent 860 truckloads.
Israel has besieged Gaza since 2007, destroying its economy and rendering most Palestinians dependent on food aid: but it brings food.
Israel attacks Gaza's power generation system over and over: but it brings petrol.
Israel bombs people in their homes, then bombs the ambulances they are carried away in, then bombs the hospitals they arrive at: but it brings medicine.
Admittedly, some Israelis are incensed by such generosity. Sure, they say, let the food get through, maybe some medical supplies. But "cola and all these other luxuries?" And why cement and electricity? So Hamas can build more tunnels? What are they, crazy?
Answer: yes. They are. Even under the steel rain of Hamas rockets, they would rather risk a terror tunnel than see a Gaza baby go without a final meal before she is shelled in her cot.
Are you not verklempt?
Oh Israel, damn your big heart. We can't stay mad at you.