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Monday, July 10, 2006

“My cousin’s kidnappers are not ‘militants’ …they’re terrorists”

The following are quotes from an excellent piece written by Jonathan Shalit, Gilad Shalit’s Uncle. It was printed in the Mail. I am bringing here some of the more interesting parts of it but I trully reccomend that you read the entire piece.

“I do not want to claim that Gilad is more than a distant cousin. He is not… But he represents the sort of direct connection to the land of Israel shared by many, if not most, British Jews.”

“He is normally referred to as a ‘man’ or a ’soldier’ while the very same bulletins routinely refer to Palestinians as ‘youths’, even though they are in fact the same age as Gilad.”

“Why do ‘terrorists’ bomb innocent civilians in London but ‘militants’ bomb innocent civilians in Tel Aviv?

In 2003 the Associated Press, one of the most influential news services in the world, published a list of 15 terrorist incidents during a five-year period between August 1998 and August 2003.

In that same time, more than 800 Israelis were murdered in terrorist attacks, but not one of the incidents in Israel made the list. Why?”

“Everyone has an opinion of Israel - often ill-informed due to the constant criticism in the British Press. “

Please take the time to read the entire piece.

Cross posting: The Daily Tid Bit

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