18 April 2006

Sami Hamad: Granted Freedom to Choose His Death?

You (not you) keep asking me about where I stand whenever there is a suicide bomb. I’ve told you once; I’ve told you a thousand times where I stand when bombs target civilians. Don’t they always target civilians, although the nomenclature of the target may change from innocent civilians to collateral damage, depending on who is shooting? Even Yehya Musa of Hamas made his position clear.

But now let me ask you where you stand with respect to:

- Occupying the land and denying its people all rights except one: the right to literally explode in anger.

- The ability of the US to stop the Security Council, two days ago, from just listening to the Palestinian protest against the blockade of hunger and humiliation imposed on them just because their voting lead to “inadequate” results.

- Taking an entire nation and squeezing them in a strip of land stripped of everything except the right to choose whether to die of hunger,
or to die in prisons and detention centers,
or to die in a Hollywood-styled-chase-hunt,
or to die under the rubbles of a demolished home while watching the mothers tearful pleas, without avail, in an attempt to stop the bulldozers,
or to die of anguish from seeing your land and livelihood taken away and becoming settlements for immigrants or part of the apartheid wall that will cage you and your children in like animals.

- What about all the treaties signed so far?

Where do you stand exactly?

Now, you tell me, what do you think of the way that Sami Sameeh Hamad chose to die?

Update:

"In the last two and a half weeks (since the previous suicide bombing) Israeli forces have killed at least 26 Palestinians — at least 5 of them children — and injured 161 Palestinian men, women and children. A college student lost her right eye today after being shot by an Israeli sniper last week." more...

8 Comments:

Sophia said...

Nice post Bashir. In fact the only option left for Palestinians is to choose how to die.

notorious said...

last year, i was wid a freind havin some fish n ships in newsouth gate london, 2 old men wer sittin beside us, wen they realised the language we was usin was arabic the moved to a further table, so it pissed me of, i went over and asked them did u move becouse we were arabs, they said yes, i woulda broke his jaw but he was like 100 yrs older then me, i asked y, he said u r 40 million arabs, if each 1 of u threw just 1 rock at isreal, isreal would b just 1 big pile of stones, if each 1 of u spit at isreal once, it would sink, u disgut me, ... obviosly i couldnt say ntn coz he was right

Anonymous said...

notorious..nice tale..but wut if about 30 millions of whom r signed 2 be arabs, indeed arent total arabs ,,u kno wut i mean its just like sum jews are more likely to feel sorry for us more than arab ppl themself..just start by oneself b4 we keep on attackin by our ''words'' oder countries,,,

BOB said...

nevertheless,
you cannot fight evil with evil...
nothing can explain or mitigate the killing of innocent ( wether they are "innocent" or collateral damage)
But you cannot compare the killing in cold blood of some bystanders in a restaurent with the collateral damages from an armed conflict betwen two armies. Still they are both evil but not on the same level...

notorious said...

anonumous... bee's cant build or defend their home without a qween bee, our qween bee is doin ntn abt it, organising nothing, so no matter wut we do as in actions, wont change anythin, thats y we should use words, to change the qween bee's oppinion or at least try, then we will do stuf. bob... we cant just turn the other cheek man, its way beyond this, they are raping a land, a nation, a civilization

Anonymous said...

hayete notorious..its just stuff n u kno that very well wutever we do we'd never gunna change our ''queens'' bcz we r not whom put them up ther, also we'r not whom activatin 'em 2 do wut theyr doin especially ther 'all' actions tht we all kno well tht arent for our own go0d at all..it is endless.take an example lebanon(1 of the arab countries:) ) c our gr8 honest rulerz havin the Real arab spirit...its really funny and just''endless''

notorious said...

hayete anonymous, ya albi, wen theres a will theres a way

Anonymous said...

but u c the will in the youths eyes n minds wut can we do if we had anythng tht we can really do ,then we wont be here at all coz ther have been ppl like me and u wth the same needs and minds and anger 4 the situation...

 

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