Asaf Bartov (ijon) wrote,
Asaf Bartov

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War Is All Around

A twenty-four year-old Palestinian woman was caught this morning in Tul-karem, pretending to be pregnant. Her bloated belly turned out to be an explosive charge.

This is the flip side of the (understandable) outrage at some Palestinian women's having to give birth at IDF checkpoints because they are not immediately let through.

The Palestinian Independence War is at full steam. They will be victorious, of course, i.e. they will gain independence. Their achievement of independence will be even more full of iniquity than the Israeli independence is. And many more lives will be lost before Israel does what it must inevitably do, i.e. retreat from the occupied territories and dismantle the Jewish settlements there.

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