Thursday, August 18, 2011

Such a mess....

Just learned about the terror attacks on Israel and subsequent retaliation from the IDF on Gaza. It's all so sad, I can't believe it yet I can totally believe it. I read the terrorists were hoping to kidnap a soldier, a thought that brought chills to my bones. And after 8 people died, even poor civilians driving in their cars at the wrong place at the wrong time, how many innocent Palestinians in Gaza are going to die as a result of the terrorists' violence? And after the smoke clears in Gaza, how many Israelis are going to die or get hurt from the thunderstorm of rockets surely coming their way from Gaza? Will it ever end?

When I read this stuff, I'm so glad to be gone from there, from that fucked up place with fucked up people. But it hurts me to think that all my friends in Israel are considered targets and could die at any moment just because of their nationality. And it hurts me to think that so many innocent Palestinians will suffer at the hands of a much stronger army because of terrorist groups they have no control over.

Sometimes I feel like I shouldn't care because I'm not Israeli, I'm not Jewish, I'm not Arab, and I'm not even there anymore, but in the end, Israel will always be a part of me, including my experiences with the Palestinians. So I guess I don't have a choice but to keep caring...