Apr 2 2011
Pedestrians strolling through New Yorks Washington Square Park on Monday, March 28, encountered a startling sight: a crowd of people rushing for cover in a bomb shelter after hearing the loud wail of a warning siren. Terrorist attack? Not exactly.
When some people found themselves stuck outside the shelter after 15 seconds were up, the reality of the horror sank in.
The shelter was decorated by graffiti artists
Husam El-Nounou is the co-founder of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, an NGO which deals with mentally affected victims of organised violence and the socially vulnerable. It is justified to denounce the violence suffered by Israeli civilians. I encourage Israelis and Palestinians alike, to work for greater understanding of the fears, frustrations, desires, suffering and violence that exists on both sides of this terrible conflict.
El-Nounou says, Its not fair to show the violence on one side of the conflict without denouncing the other as well. (You mean doing what the Palestinians do every single day?)
ABOVE BOMB SHELTER IS IN ISRAEL
“In my view, the situation of the population of Gaza today is much worse than that of Israeli citizens. They lack everything: food, medicine, decent housing, electricity, but most of all they are denied their basic right of freedom of movement. The Gaza population lives in a state of defeat and misery. (Then why do they have the 3rd highest obesity rate in the world? If Muslims lay down their arms, there will be peace with Israel. If Israelis lay down their arms there will be no Israel –B. Netanyahu)