Ceasefire flare up - 1 dead 19 wounded
Twenty-one-year-old Anwar Qandeeh died in the confrontation Friday morning, said Hamas Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra. Nineteen
others were wounded and were taken to Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis,
Condolences to the wounded and the dead victim's family.
It is my hope that no more such needless incidents happened again.
In airport around the world, there are restricted areas whereby unauthorized folks are not allowed to enter such as the cargo areas, flight crew
entrances, etc. Comprehensibly so for security reasons.
If anyone unauthorised enters, they will be stopped and if they refused, security personnel do have the right to shot to stop them.
Similarly, the border between Israel and Gaza have such restrictions - 300 metres range with warning signs on Gaza territory. Although Gaza had been
given to palestinians for self rule, Palestine is still not an independent state. COMPREHENSIBLE SO, thanks to Hamas.
If only Hamas would disavow its 'Death to Jews' policy and sit down to negotiate for a lasting peace, there would have been no need for even such
fences, let alone the restrictions, as rule of law would be in placed for both sides to live in peace, and catching only the criminals that break laws
at the border.
If it is access to the West Bank the Gazans want, a fast rail for passengers and cargo can be built to link the 2 sides up better and faster than cars
or buses, with the use of donated funds for such projects instead of buying missles and arms.
As long as Hamas still believe in death to jews, there will be many more such tragedies happening again. In this day of suicide bombers, which border
guards will not halt strangers moving close to them, and to shoot if they refuse to halt but continue to move forward?
At those ranges, it will be difficult to aim accurately to truly stop a person, but to wait for closer ranges for better aim may result in the border
guards death, as past suicide bombings had proven in the middle east such as the more recent ones in Afghanistan.
If those who seek death because this life is unbearable, there are institutions and charity organisations that can help them regain faith in the
sanctity of life. There is no need to commit suicide in such manner, and bring harm and destruction to million others living in these live-wire times
between Israel and Palestine.
May all have that moment of peace.
Assalamu alaikum. Shalom. Peace.