Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Story Behind the Missile-Drawing Pics

Many are aware of the pictures of Israeli girls writing messages on artillery shells a few days ago. Personally, while not thrilled with the pics, because it seems dangerous to be around an army base in Kiryat Shmona, I was not all that bothered by them: The messages were clearly directed at Hezbollah, not the Lebanese people, and they weren't all that inflammatory either (To Nasrallah, with Love, from Israel). However, it is interesting to hear the story behind the pics (from SandMonkey in Egypt), and one once again has to wonder about the disgusting bias of the foreign press. He asked a blogger named Lisa to check out the story behind the pics, and this is what she said. Excerpt: [bold hers, size mine]
Lisa: kids were in
bomb shelters for days. city is a ghost town. only poor people stayed a new army unit arrived, kids were bored, went out with
parents to look there were TWELVE photographers there and they egged the kids on the kids are low class, not educated, have never met a
Lebanese, just want to live their lives, don't understand why Lebanon
attacked their home, etc. the photographers told them "hey, your cousins in america
will see you!" mostly foreign photographers so the kids, who were bored and restless and had been cooped
up in bomb shelters for 5 days, took the felt markers and drew messages to
nasrallah there were no cries of hatred toward lebanese and a big problem is that the israeli tv does not show dead
lebanese. it shows destroyed buildings, but not dead bodies. so no one has a
face of the dead in their minds. too aware of our own suffering, etc. make sense?