I just saw some news footage on TV which made me sick.
It made me sick to the point where I could not watch or listen and missed a lot of it.
A crew was filming in the center of Ramallah. Lots of people (Palestinians) on the street and a cars in a jam, not moving. Shots ring out and two or three men in Palestinian headgear are shooting with long arms, at point blank range, at someone who is now on the ground and out of camera view due to the cars. The people on the street do not only not move away but they move closer to see what’s going on. The camera also moves closer. The men who were shooting shout a few things and run away. It seems they just shot some Palestinians suspected of cooperating with Israel. The camera points at them dying on the ground saying "please help me"and such things. A circle of men are standing around. No one does anything, no one cares. The men continue in agony until they die amid the amusement of their own countrymen. (I am not claiming total accuracy because I really was sick and could not look or hear.)
Not that I had any doubt of what side I am on in this struggle but if I did have any doubts this would make up my mind. This was not a few men, it was everybody standing around. This is what Palestinians stand for? This is the way they treat their own?
Of course, I expect someone can explain how it is all Israel’s fault but as far as I am concerned… well… I’m not going to say… I need to calm down first. This is totally sickening. I am disgusted.