Attaining Israel's dream
It was an interesting write up by George Grech (July 14) who took to task the international community for being silent on the recent assault on Gaza and the punishment the Palestinians are undergoing. This is being done because Hizbollah went over to another country (Israel) and captured two Israeli soldiers. They are now willing to negotiate an exchange for the kidnapped soldier and they want, listen to this absurdity, 1,000 prisoners in return of the young military.
This episode started not recently but ages ago when Hizbollah was born and declared the destruction of Israel. They repeated similar statements whenever they had the opportunity to speak to the international community.
Would any level headed and serious international body take the time and listen to a barrage of hostile statements uttered by a supposedly new government?
Mr Grech asked Israel when they will learn from past history. They cannot keep pushing people down. I can say that Israel does not want the Palestinians down; on the contrary, they want to help as much as possible.
They have 1.5 million living close to them and they all work and live in decent homes and from the West Bank thousands used to cross over to Israel to work and do business. However, their leaders thought otherwise and all the money the Palestinians received suddenly disappeared and nobody knows where it has gone.
The Israelis' aim in life is first of all to have the land promised to them by God Almighty and move forward.
I think it is very difficult for any people with different cultures to live together like the Palestinians and the Israelis do. When recently we were faced with the influx of a few "different people", numbering 1,000, if not fewer, most of us made a fuss, Jerusalem came into the picture too, However, I think Jerusalem is best left to the historians. There is one thing for sure, in Jerusalem there is no oil, gas, gold, diamonds or other gems worth fighting for!
Now we come to the young 19-year-old soldier kidnapped from his barracks. His mother is still praying for him to come home, at night she still cries before she goes to sleep, and maybe one of these days she will open her door and find her beloved son there.
And if the Israelis find it acceptable to exchange this young soldier with any amount of Palestinians, then they should not hesitate and go ahead and do it. God will certainly repay them in abundance for such a kind gesture.