Thursday, February 28, 2008

A bloody day

Since the killing of an Israeli in Sederot, Israel began shelling Gaza.
The total number of Palestinians killed was 17, including six children, and one baby seven months old.
They bombed many places of Hamas ,and some factories. I can hear the sound of aircraft clearly, I hear gunfire in all directions violence is back again ,and they still want to use power again.
For more than fifty years, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are using the power language to solve the conflicts ,and the result is more violence and more destruction, the history of the our conflicts approved that the power language will not solve the problem, but they still are this power.
As they used the power in the past years, why don’t they try the language of peace. We expect more attacks, will attack many places in Gaza, and will be very dangerous and painful.
Its was a bloody day in Gaza and I am sure it's the same with my friend hope man.
I still don’t understand till now, what do they want to achieve by the continuance of violence .
Why they want to kill any chance of hope and peace ?
I wish I can get answer to my question.


Suzanne said...

1. They want to liberate a Palestine that never existed in the shape they propose it to have existed. THere was only a province Palestine of the Roman and Ottoman empire and a British mandate of Paletine which includes Jordan. But never a Palestine as a country which looks like gaza + israel + westbank. And that's exactly what Hamas and islamic jihad want. They state it many times in their propaganda tools, like children's programs and so on.

2. concerning the other side: they want to protect Israel and sometimes by all means. They want the rocketing to stop. They want the Hamas and alike leaders to stop spreading hatred to their children. they're with their hands in their hair i think.

And what do we want? Peace and economical propsperity. Cooperation between the nations. Dialogue between the nations.

Lirun said...

i think its because of what you can read here
and also in the last paragraph of this link

Hope man said...

It is clear that everything we are experiencing is a reaction to what the other side is doing.
Yesterday morning 5 Hamas militants were killed by the Israeli air force.
The Hamas retaliated by sending over 40 rockets to Israel and killing one civilian.
NO one can be blamed for starting the circle of blood. The question who will be the one to stop it!!!

eileen fleming said...

Dear Peace man,

I have been asking the same question and writing to try to figure out how to explain electrified and concrete walls to little children and why do 'civilized' men choose violence, irrational, hatred, injury, discord, error, and darkness to love, pardon, unity, truth, and light?

What I have come to understand is that it is a matter of evolution and what is needed is a spiritual revolution,

By the sixth century before Christ, the conflicts in the land were already old news, and Jeremiah warned the people that all God could see was violence and destruction in the city. Sickness and wounds were all around.

For every misunderstanding, every condemning thought, every negative vibration, every tear torn from a heart, every time one grabbed and wouldn’t let go, and they only did it because they did not know. The Divine is within all creation and within all women and men.

And every tiny kindness you have ever done, every gentle word spoken, every time you held your tongue, every positive thought, every smile freely given, every helping hand that opens, helps bring in the kingdom.

And the kingdom comes from above, and it comes from within. Imagine a kingdom of sisterhood of all creatures and all men.

-Compassionate woman/eileen fleming
Reporter and Editor WAWA:

Author "Keep Hope Alive" and "Memoirs of a Nice Irish American 'Girl's' Life in Occupied Territory"

Producer "30 Minutes With Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu"

Suzanne said...

I just read this btw:

"The IDF confirmed that Qassam cells were targeted, stressing the area is not frequented by civilians. Military sources stated their Palestinian counterparts tend to publish unsubstantiated reports about children being among the casualties, which later turn out to be either false, or involving 16 and 17-year olds, engaging in militant activity.",7340,L-3512613,00.html

Maybe you can shed some light on this.

Anonymous said...

"NO one can be blamed for starting the circle of blood. The question who will be the one to stop it!!!"

Maybe the question should not be, "who?". If no "one" can be "blamed", no "one" will receive the credit.

Perhaps the question should be, "What?" What will stop it?

I believe you and Hope Man are on the right path. As I believe bringing to light the better qualities of the heart and of the people's [on both sides] desires for peace is a cruicial step.

LET IT SHINE, LET IT SHINE, LET IT SHINE!!! My prayers are for you!!!

Anonymous said...

just heard about this blog, and wanted to say that it is beautiful to see such common sense and compassion coming out of areas where the bloodshed is the worst. wishing you strength and success
-sarah m

Anonymous said...

Why you don´t try another way something like the "green march"

greets from spain

The diary of one doctor said...

I pray for you both. I hope peace will come sooner as possible in your both countries. Live is nice, only if there is the peace. All we from Greece wish you the best.

Zissou said...

I came to your blog through a link in a news I foud using Google news a week ago or so for the first time.

I tried to write you a sincere and felt support message back then, but such a bundle of mixed feelings got stuck somewhere between my soul and the tips of my fingers, and I stayed in front of the keyboard for half an hour without being able to type anything.

Just a while ago I read about the recent incidents and I felt so... so... how can people be so heartless and blind?

I don't know.

What I do know is that people like you two are certainly not behind such madness, such dark and ruthless power interests, and that people like you two, definitely do not deserve to suffer the egoism and atrocities that others are showering upon your lives.

I send you from Northern Lapland this sudden bouquet of feelings mixed with the hope of a soon coming peace.

thanos said...



eileen fleming said...


Common Sense!

And "we have yet to begin to IMAGINE the power and potential of the Internet."-Charlie Reese

I am USA blogger, author and have been to OPT 5X's since June 2005.

I am also a TP kind of American and 2 TP's said:

"Soon after I had published the pamphlet "Common Sense" [on Feb. 14, 1776] in America, I saw the exceeding probability that a revolution in the system of government would be followed by a revolution in the system of religion... The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."-Tom Paine

"You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won't back down."-
Tom Petty

May we all persist to 'be the change we want to see in the world"-Gandhi

Being a Christian of The Beatitudes-NOT a 'Christian' Zionist, may i encourage you all that "If enough Christians followed the gospel, they could bring any state to its knees." -Father Philip Francis Berrigan

My role model is Dorothy Day another Christian of The Beatitudes who believed that God is LOVE and "Love is not the starving of whole populations. Love is not the bombardment of open cities. Love is not killing......Our manifesto is the Sermon on the Mount, which means that we will try to be peacemakers." -Dorothy Day

Only in Solidarity do "We have it in our power to begin the world again"-Tom Paine

Robby said...

I just heard the latest news gentlemen - sounds absolutley horrible.

Be safe and strong, your in our prayers.


Anonymous said...



Lirun said...

im not justifying or blaming.. but i am pointing at the fact that there is a breakdown in trust..

if a ceasefire means nothing then it means nothing..

obviously i wish i for peace..

an im prepared to act for it as well..

Israeli Blogger said...

Dear Peace Man,

You ask: "Why they want to kill any chance of hope and peace ?
I wish I can get answer to my question.".

I believe I found an answer to your question in a recent blog post: Why Some People Hurt Others - Blame It On The Pain.

You and Hope Man have risen above the pain. How did you do it?


Anonymous said...

Dear Peace and Hope men,
Go on and speak each other every day, of your true life, of your pains, of the same blood in the streets. Unveil the true face of the power, covered by the veil of false ideology. Thanos is right, blogging is our weapon and we hope we'll succeed in creating a great wave through the net to say "Enough with war!"
May Heaven bless you

Paqui PĂ©rez Fons said...

I write you from Spain. I want to congratulate you for your blog and for your initiative. As you I think the first step to end with that bloody madness is recognizing the others´suffering and to know how the others feel. Peace will only be possible if everybody is capable of understand that violence is not a solution. I have seen the film "Promises" a few years ago and I am convinced that this is the only way to peace: sharing time , talking about common interests and discovering that life is too short to waste it with hate.

Please, go on with your job and show the world that bombs and soldiers won´t take a fair peace.

Halla said...

doesn't anyone understand that voilence breeds voilence. Both sides need to stop. Israel is the power here and they are not using good judgement, you cannot have collective punishment enacted against people and have all these killings take place and think this is going to make everyone like you and go on with business as usual. That is not the way to respond! Have they not learned yet that it doesn't work?

A mother said...

The two of you are Peace at work. It gives me courage. I am a mother from the north of Israel and know what is to have war and rockets coming at you. It is hard to keep a clear head.

I am sorry for all the innocent victims and stressed out people this will leave on both sides.
Peace will prevail, we have to sit out this one and hope for the best.

Rivkah said...

I wish I had the answer to your last question...all this pointless violence in Israel or in Sri Lanka. Pointless as you wrote, it has lead nowhere but to more violence and hate.