Wednesday, January 30, 2008

SNOW IN THE STREETS OF JERUSALEM ~~ DUNG IN THE STREETS OF GAZA

SNOW IN THE STREETS OF JERUSALEM ~~ DUNG IN THE STREETS OF GAZA

(Ben Heine © Cartoons)
I woke up this morning and saw that Jerusalem was covered with snow… and it’s still coming down. Truly a winter wonderland. It reminded me of my many years of living in Northern Ontario in Canada.

The central heating was on, the house was warm… the electricity was on…. the TV was working. All they were talking about on the Israeli news was the snow… giving advice to drivers to stay home…. not to use private vehicles today..
I looked outside and all the kids from my building were frolicking in the snow…. for many it was the first time they ever saw it in their lives. NO SCHOOL TODAY!!!! Shouts of JOY!!!!
How nice…. a country completely devoid of problems…. all were solved!
BUT, were they really?

The children in Gaza are not as fortunate… they woke up in freezing homes with empty fridges… no running water to even make a cup of tea…
The streets of Jerusalem are covered with snow…. that is the biggest problem here at the moment….
The streets of Gaza are still covered with human excrement from a backed up sewage system rendered inoperable by the power cuts…
Funerals have become a ‘normal’ sight for the children here… quite a contrast…

FREE GAZA NOW!!!

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