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Pray for peace in the Middle East

August 1, 2014
Rev. Darrell Mitchell, Marshalltown

The people of Gaza are now without power, water and sewage treatment. Their only power plant was destroyed. Doctors tending to the injured and dying now have limited resources to help those persons in need. Gaza has become a death camp, a concentration camp and a killing field. The people of Gaza have truly become vermin in the eyes of Israel! What will it take for us Americans to wake up to what is happening there? Israel informs the media that Hamas has stored ammunition in their hospitals, mosques, schools, United Nation shelters and in the civilian homes. We should challenge and question Israel for those remarks. Why would Hamas do that? They have all kinds of tunnels to hide their ammunition. Israel does not want to be accused of war crimes, I am thinking. Amira Haas, a Jewish journalist, refers to what is happening to the people of Gaza as the end of Jewish ethics. It is also the end of Christian Zionist ethics. Norman Finkelstein, an American Jewish leader dealing with peace and justice issues for Israel, was not afraid to be arrested two days ago because he did not agree of Israel and its overkill of Palestinian people, And I am sad that Israeli soldiers are dying in this conflict, too.

 
 
 

 

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