posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 06:43 PM
having lived in dubai for a number of years and in britain for many more, it is hard to understand the isreali/palestinian crisis fully. Simply as the
storys differ depending on where you are, and clearly the only people to understand are the people actually there.
I try to understand both sides of the story yet struggle to do so.
I an not suprised at people mourning arafat to the point of not being able to accept a new leader of their people, yet on the other hand I find it
terribly disturbing that people can get so close to a potential leader of a people who's struggle is so great. Surely if one is willing to put
themselves in such a position then they deserve an incredible amount of respect. For one reason that they more than likely are also very sad for
arafats death, and on another by the fact that although arafats death was on the cards, the person selected is more than likely not whom it is
expected to be, and the person selected won't have believed it themselves.
Then to get shot at, for wanting to help your own people...it begs the question, why bother?