Incoherence of barbaric acts

This morning started with horrific scenes of Israeli Arabist and soldiers invading a hospital in Hebron, killing one of the hospitalized injured (Abdullah Shalaldeh) and kidnapping another wounded (Izzat Shalaldeh, his cousin)
This is a level of cruelty that is exceeding what can describe it. I keep asking myself. Is this a new face we see of the occupation? Or has it always been the same? It is just social media exposing it.
The Nakba, after all, wasn’t just a massive exodus of a population that was just fearful. It was undoubtedly beyond what the world captured in Deir Yasin, and later in Kafr Qasem and Sabra and Shatilla, Qana, Jenin and. …And Gaza.
The brutality of this system is criminal, savagely and by all means barbaric.
Two stressing issues are coming out of this continuous cruel barbaric behavior, that Israel doesn’t seem willing to stop, on the opposite, is only insisting on continuing.
The first is to the Israeli public that needs to wake up on this cruelty. So far, Palestinians separate their thinking between a soldier, a settler and a regular person. At some point, the amount of devastation will deteriorate where no distinction can take place. Would anyone blame us? Of course… would we care? Of course not.
I was involved in a discussion yesterday with a group of Israelis (leftists), and after the meeting, someone kept debating with me the idea that violence brings violence. Which I totally agree with. And he wanted me (Palestinians) to stop reacting or acting upon that violence so that he (the real Israeli) can be able to defend me. Or to stand up for me.
We tried to imagine certain scenarios of how things take place. He could understand the feeling of devastation when a soldier lynches or hit or provokes, but he never got with me to the level what am I supposed to do with that.
I fully understand the feeling that is viral in the Israeli streets. I share it. Because I maybe a victim of the same threat, by an Israeli or an Arab who is angry.  But there is something that Israelis are not standing for. Genuinely. Because from one side they don’t want brutality that is experienced by their government. Or they just don’t want to see it. They thought it is all hidden behind the wall that was built to make them forget that Palestinians exist, and when needed they can use them for labor.
As long as the Israeli public who seriously see itself as humanist insist on not seeing the reality both ways. Nothing can change.
I wholeheartedly agree that we Palestinians are the bigger losers here. But again, we live in an exodus of loss. An epic life made of loss. We are people when enchanting after the killing of our children to compensate the pain of loss. Life is not just about living it with a breath a piece of bread or meat. It is about the meaning of life. And guess what. We have some senses about that.
The more brutality takes place instead of real tolerance to what is going on. A barbarian Palestinian will come out. Yes, we fit more the profile of a barbarian because we carry a stone or a knife. But this barbaric behavior is nothing but a mere act of the brutal school of practice that this government with all its apparatus of “Security” or “defense” does. The Israeli public can continue to believe that it is ok that their safety and protection mean the murder and savagely acts against Palestinians. But this is not going to be on their sides.
The lone wolf Palestinian “terrorist” today is taking all shapes. From a child to a granny. Isn’t this ringing any bell?
The second issue is to the Palestinian public that needs to act upon the original state of humiliation the PA is causing to its people. An authority that doesn’t defend its population is not an authority that should exist.
When a Palestinian child is going out a liberator for his people. When youth stand with their stone against a fully armed apparatus of war. When injured people in public hospitals are kidnapped and assassinated inside the hospitals … this only means that this population has no leadership or representative.
It is the time that the Palestinian Authority leave…

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