Concern And Sorrow
From Jagjit Singh, Los Altos, CA
I am writing to express my deep concern and sorrow over the harrowing situation unfolding in Gaza, which demands immediate global attention and condemnation. As someone who experienced the hardships of World War II as a child in an industrially targeted area in England, I find it disheartening to witness the extent of suffering endured by the Palestinians in Gaza due to Israel’s relentless 24-hour bombing campaign.
The living conditions in Gaza, characterized by mass displacement, scarcity of essential resources such as water, electricity, and fuel, paint a grim picture of a living hell on earth. Disturbingly, reports from Amnesty International suggest that Israel continues to employ white phosphorus bombs, causing excruciating pain and severe injuries to the victims, a practice that cannot be ignored.
It is imperative that the international community collectively raises its voice against these atrocities. A self-imposed censorship within the American media, driven by fear of offending corporate interests, must be overcome to disseminate the true horror captured in video clips and photographs depicting the suffering masses in Gaza. As the saying goes, “What profit does the man have when he gains the world but loses his soul?” Israel and the United States risk becoming pariahs unless there is a united and resounding global condemnation of their actions.
In this tragic human drama, both Israel and the United States, as enablers, appear to have lost their souls. It is our collective responsibility as global citizens to demand an end to the suffering in Gaza and to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.
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