Fadi is Marching in Gaza for His Kids

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  1. Moving forward and not looking back is key to living a healthy life. So many millions throughout history have had life and livelihood taken from them. The survivors have to move on and build a new life. It is often a vain hope to try and recover what was lost, but sometimes that hope is fulfilled. So it is with the Jews, reconstituted as a nation after nearly 2000 years. I suppose if Palestine had ever been a nation, Abu Shammalah might have cause for hope. As it is, he should be teaching his kids to build fruitful lives for themselves and to live in peace with their neighbours. And they should all be campaigning to overthrow their elected leaders. But I don’t see this happening any time soon.

  2. Arthur says:

    It is deeply ironic that he writes of a future where “Muslim, Christian, Jewish and atheist” neighbors all live together. In Gaza there is not a single Jewish inhabitant. Jews are not permitted to travel there, not even to visit the ancient synagogue in the Rimal district of Gaza City. The Hamas charter contains the proclamation that it is a religious obligation to slaughter the Jewish people. From where does he have any credibility in regard to this claim?

    In 1949, when the Arab League’s attempted war of annihiliation came to a cease fire, the areas under Arab control were absolutely cleansed of Jewish habitation. In the areas that remained under Israeli control, Arabs continued to live, have been given citizenship, and were present in the government of Israel from the first days. That tells us everything that we need to know about Fadi’s claims.

    • Sheri Oz says:

      Absolutely. Wonder why the NYT does not see that and why they allow such tripe to be published on their pages.

  3. Lex says:

    This is really well done, everyone should read it!

  4. Marcy Rosenberg says:

    Thank you for this beautifully written and well thought out piece. Would it be possible to send it to the NYT to help clarifiy all the of the falsehoods and misinformation they love to print?

    • Sheri Oz says:

      I could try rewriting it in the form of a letter to the editor. Maybe I will. — Just checked. I think I would have had to have written to the NYT before putting this up on my website.

      • Marcy Rosenberg says:

        Yours is the kind of truthful insightful writing that the brainwashed readers (and editors!) of the NYT need to read. Maybe another time!

  5. Stephen Hirsch says:

    I am grateful to the NY Times for publishing this. To those who care to look, it makes clear that the goal of Gazans is not to end the siege, but rather to destroy the State of Israel. I would like to ask the author, where should the people who live where his family used to live live after he “returns”?

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