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  • bush_is_a_sharon_puppet bush_is_a_sharon_puppet Jan 8, 2009 1:13 AM Flag

    israelii soldiers complaining about sore trigger finger

    on the horrors that the Palestinians are inflicting on poor Israelis: "The Israeli military reported on Wednesday that a rocket fired from Gaza landed in a yard in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon and nine people were treated for shock. Three other rockets landed elsewhere." If the Palestinians have the luxury of being treated for "shock", how many would be treated?

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    • For those lost as biasp is...

      A Gaza Fighter Who Smiled at Suffering
      Mohammed Salem/Reuters

      Published: January 8, 2009
      GAZA CITY — The emergency room in Shifa Hospital is often a place of gore and despair. On Thursday, it was also a lesson in how ordinary people are squeezed between suicidal fighters and a military behemoth.

      Dr. Awni al-Jaru, 37, a surgeon at the hospital, rushed in from his home here, dressed in his scrubs. But he came not to work. His head was bleeding, and his daughter’s jaw was broken.

      He said Hamas militants next to his apartment building had fired mortar and rocket rounds. Israel fired back with force, and his apartment was hit. His wife, Albina, originally from Ukraine, and his 1-year-old son were killed.

      “My son has been turned into pieces,” he cried. “My wife was cut in half. I had to leave her body at home.” Because Albina was a foreigner, she could have left Gaza with her children. But, Dr. Jaru lamented, she would not leave him behind.

      A car arrived with more patients. One was a 21-year-old man with shrapnel in his left leg who demanded quick treatment. He turned out to be a militant with Islamic Jihad. He was smiling a big smile.

      “Hurry, I must get back so I can keep fighting,” he told the doctors.

      He was told that there were more serious cases than his, that he needed to wait. But he insisted. “We are fighting the Israelis,” he said. “When we fire we run, but they hit back so fast. We run into the houses to get away.” He continued smiling.

      “Why are you so happy?” he was asked. “Look around you.”

      A girl who looked about 18 screamed as a surgeon removed shrapnel from her leg. An elderly man was soaked in blood. A baby a few weeks old and slightly wounded looked around helplessly. A man lay with parts of his brain coming out. His family wailed at his side.

      “Don’t you see that these people are hurting?” the militant was asked.

      “But I am from the people, too,” he said, his smile incandescent. “They lost their loved ones as martyrs. They should be happy. I want to be a martyr, too.”

    • Arafarce... Why doesnt your beloved Hamas stop indiscrimate shelling of Iraeli cities and eliminate the need for Israel to retaliate to defend its citizenry.


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