This blog isn’t and was never meant to be political. The things that happen in this part of the world are way too complicated for me to grasp. I don’t know enough to be able to write about them.
But last week I wote about the three boys when their bodies were found. So today I need to write about the other boy because we have now discovered that he was probably murdered by Jews.
Last week I explained why the three boys and their families feel like our family. This boy doesn’t feel like family. BUT he was an innocent human being who shouldn’t have died. His family shouldn’t be suffering now.
Every single comment I’ve read about this today has said the same thing. We Israelis are devastated by this news. Because a young life has been lost. Because we feel compassion for his family. And because we thought this wouldn’t happen in Israeli society.
We are not taught to hate our neighbours. We’re taught to fight terrorists, but not ordinary human beings. If there is any part of our society that is promoting hatred, it needs to be rooted out. We need to stop these elements now.
That is what I think and it echoes all the comments I’ve seen today.
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There is the same feeling here Miriam. At least my Jewish and Muslim friends here don’t blame one another – three of them were quietly chatting to one another and me in the library yesterday and it was sympathetic and supportive.
Talking together is good. I wish political leaders would do more of that.