Doctors without Borders reports:
In the year since the Great March of Return began, thousands of Palestinians, mostly young men, from the Gaza Strip have suffered life changing injuries at the hands of Israeli forces.[i]
Most have developed “severe bone infections”, In fact, Israeli forces have injured more than 7,400 Palestinians during the protest. But, who cares?
Certainly not Benjamin Netanyahu. After all, it is his troops who are causing the suffering. If the Palestinians would just get off the world’s stage, all would be well.
And certainly not Donald Trump. To him, the world belongs only to the winners, like himself, and anyone can see, the Palestinians are not winning.
So, what can we do, if we care?. We might read the news with more critical eyes and talk to our friends.
You see, when you get down to it, it’s not the Palestinians who are on trial here. We are.
Are we the kind of Americans who care? I can only hope so.
September 10, 2019
[i] Yumma Patel, Over 1,000 patients In Gaza s uffering from “severe infections from gunshot wounds sustained in GrwatMarch of Return. Mondoweiss.net, Sptember 4, 2019.