A HOME IS NOT A SAND CASTLE
August 1, 2010 at 10:35 (DesertPeace Editorial, Ethnic Cleansing, Hasbara, Home Demolitions, Human Rights, International Solidarity, Israel, Nostalgia, Occupation, Palestine, Status of Jerusalem, zionist harassment)
Summertime meant endless hours on the beach when I was a youngster. We got to know the times of the tides and were able to determine when it was best to build sand castles in the wet sand at the shoreline…
Either the tide itself came in or a group of bullies came before that and destroyed our efforts…. this was to be expected and was part of the ‘game’….
Life for Palestinian families is not a game. Their homes are not sand castles, but the uniformed bullies treat them as such, demolishing them for sport and then doing it again when they are rebuilt.
The tide will also change in this instance and the homes will remain in the end…. the uniformed bullies will be the ones that will eventually get washed away by decent elements of humanity such as the ones described below…..
International activists help rebuild Palestinian homes repeatedly demolished
Israel has demolished more than 20,000 Palestinian homes in occupied East Jerusalem since 1967. And some residents have had their houses torn down multiple times. Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reports from East Jerusalem on how a small group of Israeli and international activists are helping rebuild Palestinian homes that have been repeatedly demolished.