Cutting through the bullshit.

Saturday, 26 May 2007

The next rocket

The other day, I got an email from my old mate, David Harris, Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee. You know, last (Northern Hemisphere) summer, the AJC established the Israel Emergency Assistance Fund ‘to marshal resources to help residents of Israel's north besieged by Hezbollah's rocket war’. Now, the AJC is collecting money ‘to respond with solidarity and assistance for Israelis of all ages who are living under extremely difficult conditions, uncertain when and where the next rocket will land.’ Because of the severe stress imposed on the innocent civilians of Sderot by the terrorists who don’t appreciate the freedom they gained when Israeli troops ’withdrew’ almost two years ago, the AJC ‘pledged assistance to the construction of a psychological services center for the city's residents.’

Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal… reminded us that Hamas has stockpiled more than 12,000 rockets in Gaza, and these have only one intended purpose. We hope that the international community will prevail upon the Palestinian Authority to restore order in Gaza, and, first and foremost, to end once and for all the unprovoked rocket attacks on Israelis.

Needless to say, Israel has never stockpiled any weapons whatsoever and has only ever treated the Palestinians with the utmost gentleness. So if rockets and shells should happen to inadvertently land on residential buildings somehow, the survivors, if any, have no need for any psychological resilience centres.

1 comment:

  1. Israelis of all ages...

    So the question is, are they going to build air raid shelters for those Palestinian-Israelis who don't have any?

    I rather suspect that my question is rhetorical.