Saturday, January 17, 2009
Palestinian doctor's daughters killed by Israeli attack while he is being interviewed on Israeli television
More about the Palestinian doctor. From the New York Times, the story of Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish.
And more about this heartbreaking tragedy from Scott MacLeod on Time magazine's Middle East Blog. One of the doctor's daughters, Bisan, 20, was a business student who had participated in a peace camp with Israeli youth in the U.S. MacLeod quotes the doctor: "I turn to all of you, to the entire world, so you know that my children were the ultimate price, and I don't want anyone to taste what I suffered. I want them to be the ultimate price for a ceasefire, that's what I want. The Israeli government should tell the truth. I want my children to be the victims of peace…I am armed with love and peace. This is what I'm armed with. My children were armed with love and peace." Thanks to LP for the heads up on this item.
Questions and answers about Gaza. From Stephen R. Shalom, who teaches teaches political science at William Paterson University in New Jersey.