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The Atrocity

The Atrocity

By Uri Avnery


Again without
any purpose. Again with the certainty that after
it’s all over, everything will essentially be the
same as it was before.



But I can
hardly hear the sirens which warn of rockets coming
towards Tel Aviv. I cannot take my mind off the
awful thing that happened in Jerusalem.



IF A gang
of neo-Nazis had kidnapped a 16-year old boy in a
London Jewish neighborhood in the dark of the night,
driven him to Hyde Park, beaten him up, poured
gasoline into his mouth, doused him all over and set
him on fire – what would have happened?



Wouldn't
the UK have exploded in a storm of anger and
disgust?



Wouldn't
the Queen have expressed her outrage?



Wouldn't
the Prime Minister have rushed to the home of the
bereaved family to apologize on behalf of the entire
nation?



Wouldn't
the leadership of the neo-Nazis, their active
supporters and brain-washers be indicted and
condemned?



Perhaps in
the UK. Perhaps in Germany.



Not here.

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