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    Wednesday, July 19, 2006

    From Israel, and Daniele

    Stardate 6093.71

    It has been difficult finding pictures in the media of the destruction in Israel that comes close to what is happening on the other side. There are many pics of destroyed buildings and homes in Gaza, and Lebanon of course. This is a picture of a building after a Hezbollah rocket hit. It is obviously hard to compare this sort of damage and cost in life when you see what Israel has done to Lebanon so far. 300 dead, thousands injured and a half million people forced to flee their homes. There are other human stakes involved of course...

    These pictures are all over now, and they make me sick. No more sick than any other children in any other country doing similar things... however, this is the side that many people are so quick to jump on board with.

    This may seem innocent at first glance, but really, I cannot believe that children in other places are brought up with so much hatred. Whether they are Israeli, Lebanese, Palestinian... it doesn't matter. It simply is not right.

    UPDATE: There seems to be a lot of ideas coming out about who is responsible for these images of the children. Many say it was the photographers but others say it was their parents that encouraged the kids to doodle and write on these shells. Apparently, many of the parents themselves wrote the messages seen. Either way, these kids are being exploited by the media and exposed to things they simply should not be exposed to.

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