[Credit : Ammar Awad/Reuters]
…Or indeed why would they want to? The distress in this photo is tangible. This poor family are one of thousands who have had to stand and watch their homes destroyed to accommodate the racist expansion of Israel. This is a most outrageous crime that in any civilised country would cause a massive uprising. Why aren’t all the decent Jews of Israel marching and campaigning for these crimes to stop? ….Maybe they are.
They have in the past used the excuse of a person being an enemy of the state as a reason for demolishing the homes of relatives of (for instance) suicide bombers. How can a complete family be responsible for what a sibling or offspring does? Where in the legal system does it say that I would be responsible for a crime committed by my brother or sister? What kind of criminal justice system would try to punish me for a crime attributed to a member of my family?
A nation that believes strongly in collective punishment (illegal) , that’s who.
Western Politicians should try to summon up the courage to attack this kind of behaviour , not take free holidays in Tel Aviv where they are bombarded with Pro Israeli propaganda. If only they could remove the yellow streak down their backs……