Dutch # 59, thanks, the Occupation is bad for Jews and Arabs - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • El-Birawi
    • 12.09.05 | 23:05 (IDT)

    Dutch, many thanks for the note. I am sure the occupation changed every one. It changed the Jews from a light upon nation to an occuping force that committed so many crimes in the name of security. It destroyed that humanity that always characterized Jews throughout history. It also destroyed the lives of millions of people who had to endure the humiliations, not to mention the costs of occupation to Israeli society with over 500,000 childrens going to bed hungry and of course the destruction of any semblance of decent life for the Palestinians. I can also share with you the life that my late father a US citizen has to endure. Both my late father and mother decided to retire in El-Bireh and my mother had a residency card from the occupation. She was there in 67. However the Israeli occupation refused, just refused to give my father his residency for over 15 years and he had to fly to Cyprus every three months to come back on a visitor visa for 3 months. Both parents where over 70 years old and the Israeli occupation forces simply refused to give my father the right to be home in his house, in his town in his country with his old wife, because they just want to make life misrable for him and his wife. In the end my father end up bribing an Israeli officer with some $15,000 to get his is residency permit. He figuerd it was cheaper for him that traveling to Cyprus every three month. It has nothing with security, it has to do with every thing that is hateful and inhuman and humiliating. I wish I can fogive the Israelis for their occupation and for what they made feel toward the occupation and the IDF. Yes, there is a whole lots of resentment and anger that will not go away, at least not that easy. If only Jews can see what the occupation have done to them, I am sure they are not the same people who founded Israel.

    from the article: Addicted to the poison of occupation
    First published 00:00 12.09.05 | Last updated 00:00 12.09.05
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