Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
And I remember... I... I... I cried, I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out; I didn't know what I wanted to do! And I want to remember it. I never want to forget it... I never want to forget.
Jared Malsin reports from Gaza City:
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (Ma’an) — On 13 September, a day after Israeli tank shells decapitated his 16-year-old son, Walid Abu Oda went back to his family’s northern Gaza farm in a vain search for the head.
Asked how he was coping with the loss, he said, “How do you think it feels to lose a son, to see your son without his head?”
The killing of Walid’s son, Ismail Abu Oda, along with his friend Hussam Abu Sayed, 17, and his grandfather Ibrahim Abu Sayed, 91, is raising questions about whether Israel has taken sufficient strides to bring it’s army into compliance with international humanitarian law.
The incident was similar to previous incidents, such as those described in judge Richard Goldstone’s UN-mandated report on Israel’s winter war on Gaza. Human rights groups say the September killings and others only underscore the importance of implementing the report’s call for investigations and accountability.