Don’t Say We Didn’t Know 477
So begins the indefatigable defender of the Bedouins, the Israeli kibbutznik, Amos Gvirtz.
477 flares in the night, never reported in the USA or Canada, always below the radar.
Bu please, when it all comes down, don’t do a good German act for the world to see, that you didn’t know.You knew, this house was built on the original sin of the expulsion of the original inhabitants.
But this is one Israeli among so many who are acting as a conscience to a Zionism which long ago lost its way…about 100 years ago!
One wonder how these soldiers day in and day out make silent war on the Bedouins, who after all are Israeli citizens but live in the Negev which Israel dearly wants to inhabit.But few jews in the diaspora are interested and so Amos writes.
It is International Struggle Against Racism Day! But here we have no such struggle. Racism and its daughter – cruelty – are running wild, unimpeded. After the army yesterday confiscated all the temporary shelters and tents brought by the International Red Cross, as well as rods and other equipment, tonight the people of Al Hadidiya sheltered themselves under nylon sheets. It was raining, not hard but still annoying and wet. In the middle of the night the Israeli army arrived, removed the nylon sheets and took them away.