Skip to comments.New in Gaza: Priest, nun human shields (Americans from Michigan)
Posted on 11/22/2006 9:48:12 AM PST by atomic conspiracy
New in Gaza: Priest, nun human shields
Priest, nun from Michigan join dozens of Palestinians gathered at Gaza houses in effort to prevent bombing, say If Israel claims family member involved in violence, arrest them, dont destroy home populated by entire family
Ali Waked Published: 11.22.06, 16:17
For the past two months, the IDF has been called activists and their family members in Gaza to warn them of their intent on bombing their homes.
Palestinians have found away to prevent the bombings; dozens, even hundreds, gather at the homes of those wanted, thereby thwarting the destruction. In recent days, Father Peter and Sister Mary Ellen of Michigan have joined them.
At the end of last week, the IDF informed the Brudi family in Jabalya of their intent to bomb and demolish their home in protest of their sons activities with the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC).
Since then, hundreds of neighbors and activists of all organizations congregated at the house in an effort to prevent the demolition. The same idea was adopted at the home of a prominent Hamas activist in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya.
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh even held a press conference there.
These homes have become pilgrimage sites in recent days not only for locals. Foreign peace activists have started to show interests in the phenomenon, and two Americans, a priest and a nun from Michigan, arrived at Jabalya from Michigan to take part in the human shield mission at the Brudi family home.
Sister Mary Ellen told Ynet, We are here to find out the truth and to be with the family and these people, who are trying to prevent the demolition of a home where an entire family lives.
The Sister continued, We are against any type of violence, whether from the Palestinian side or the Israeli side, by we are here to be with a family that may have their house bombed and demolished because of the claim that one or two members are involved in violence.
She explained, We are against any type of collective punishment and feel this punishment is wrong, a complete mistake. If the Israelis claim a family member is involved in violence, then they can arrest them, but not destroy a home populated by an entire family.
She also explained that she was well aware of the Qassam rockets fired from the northern Gaza Strip towards Sderot, and said, I adamantly oppose and condemn the firings like I condemn all violence.
This from idiots who blow up Isreali civilians with suicide bombers
BLOW THE WHOLOE HOUSE UP- then the family will maybe step in and keep a closer eye on their children
Human shields in the way?Solution:drop a 500lb'er on the house.I know,i know....dream on.
Priests and nuns are now involved in enabling cold-blooded fanatics whose stated purpose is to commit genocide.
Absence of sex destroys the brain.
The safety of any civilians who put themselves in harms way ought to be disregarded in favor of the successful completion of the mission. In other words if these priests and nuns put themselves on the bullseye I say bombs away! War is hell.
Human shields depend upon the basic morality of the Israeli soldier, who will not purposely attack an innocent.
But if you are putting your life on the line for a cold-blooded killer, you have forfeited your presumption of innocence. You are complicit in the crimes of the man you defend.
An Israeli will probably not hurt them. They are more fastidious than I would be.
Technically, not candidates for Darwinian recognition, because we can only assume they are not planning to reproduce, but potential Darwin nominees nonetheless.
atomic conspiracy wrote: "If the Israelis gave up violence tomorrow, there would be a massacre on an unprecedented scale."
True, but how can you justify destroying any entire family's house because of one bad family member? Do you have any kids? If so, what would you do if the authorities wanted to demolish your home because your kid did something criminal? In this case, the Israeli policy is morally wrong. It isn't as though these homes are filled with terrorists or weapon caches.
There is no verification that either of these people are actually clergy, and their failure to disclose their surnames or canonical affiliation suggests that they are impostors.
Israel should either stop giving notice to the families or it should give them only a few minutes to get out of the house.They should call and tell them that the bomb will be coming through the front door in three minutes.
This is not a law enforcement issue but one of military defense. The authorities in this country can easily arrest one of my children if they commit a crime. The Israeli authorities do not have jurisdiction in Gaza. They could arrest the offenders in this case only with a major ground operation that would inevitably lead to greater loss of life and damage.
These voluntary shields are war criminals under international law and should be arrested themselves.
Useful idiots alert.
They must be from Dearborn...
elsewhere in the news, nuns and priests avoid Sderot like the plague:
Terrorists give order: Jews must evacuate
WorldNetDaily.com | November 21, 2006 | Aaron Klein
Posted on 11/22/2006 7:41:25 AM EST by Man50D