Where a child pleads for his father, and a trip to the seaside is breaking the law
TWO "human interest" stories from the land some call "Holy" caught my eye this week, showing some very unholy -and inhuman - things happening, in the name of "Law"; and despite that, some decent people determined to affirm their humanity by a simple action, and not afraid of breaking the law in doing it.
First, is something which, unusually, mainstream TV appears to have picked up, the harrowing scene of a distressed five year-old boy protesting helplessly as armed soldiers drag away his father, arrested for the "crime" of "stealing" water. As a friend, Gila Svirsky comments, "From the landscape, this appears to be the area south of Hebron, where Israel has consistently refused to bring running water to Palestinian homes. Good thing the settlements nearby have swimming pools and irrigated lawns".
TV cameras have captured the distressing moment a five-year-old Palestinian boy sees his father arrested for stealing water. Khaled Jabari wails in torment and confusion as Israeli soldiers drag away his father Fadel in the West Bank district of Hebron. Walking barefoot, the youngster becomes ...