Sunday, November 27, 2005

A sign of humanity amidst chaos?

Did this family betray its people, or did is it weary of the constant conflict, is it representative of the majority of the people in Gaza? I don't know, and it is irrelevant in sight of the sheer sadness of the incident and the beauty in the reaction of the family that is more human than many others. I call it humane, because it doesn't cry for bloodshed and fanaticism like so many other cries these days. It is also human, because it is not about big things, about people of power, but rather about individuals living in the claws of conflict between two nations and two races.

I'd wish that more people responded calmer to human errors that are sad and terrible, but only the usual byproducts of a war that has been waged for decades.

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