Sunday, April 18, 2010

The "one hundred and eleven Israeli soldiers killed since last year", Yad Vashem and Deir Yassin

'Haaretz' reports: "As the sirens sound Sunday night at 8 P.M., marking the beginning of Memorial Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror, the number of the fallen soldiers stands at 22,682. Since last year's Memorial Day, 111 soldiers have been killed. The total figure includes the fallen since 1860, when the Jews of Jerusalem began building neighbuorhoods outside the walls of the Old City." "One hundred and eleven" Israeli soldiers have been killed since April last year? Well, that might make some sense, if it weren't for the fact that in 2009, Israel honoured the memory of 24,293 "fallen soldiers and terrorist victims since Israel was born." Although, even if the sums did add up we would still be left wondering how they reached the number of "one hundred and eleven" dead soldiers in the last year. Of course, not to mention the fact that we have these extemely illogical idiots actually counting among their fallen, Jews who were building outside the walls of the Old City in 1860.

And there we have it; the Zionist state seems to be confusing their figures once again and they actually have the chutzpah to confront us with this garbage, while the massacre of Palestinian men, women and children by thugs from Menachem Begin's 'Irgun' and by terrorists from the 'Stern Gang' at Deir Yassin on 9th April 1948 struggles to get a mention in the mainstream press. Of course, not that 'Deir Yassin' was to be especially brutal in what was to become a long list of crimes against humanity. Nevertheless, it is this event that stands out as a warning of the ethnic cleansing that was to come. Indeed, it might it not be an almost ironic twist of fate that the site of the massacre is right next to 'Yad Vashem' the symbol of Jewish suffering?

That "it might be a twist of fate" is, of course, highly speculative. Nevertheless, there can be no doubt that both are symbolic of man's inhumanity to man and that is something they share. Moreover, that there is a common tthem in the suffering endured by the Jews in Europe and by the Palestinians in Palestine only highlights that both have nothing, absolutely nothing, in common with the mysterious "one hundred and eleven soldiers" and a lot of numbers, which really just do not make any sense whatsoever.

No comments: