Slepci v Gaze a Jeruzalémě

LONDÝN – Nový rok jsem strávil v Sydney – díval jsem se, jak ohňostroje nad slavným mostem vítají rok 2009. Exploze v Gaze téže noci neměly za cíl pobavit, ale spíše zlomit Hamás a zdiskreditovat ho v očích Palestinců.

Bylo to jen nejnovější použití strašlivého násilí ve snaze vyřešit otázku, jak se v míru rozdělit o území, které křesťané stále rádi nazývají Svatou zemí. Mahátma Gándhí kritizoval biblické ospravedlňování msty podle hesla „oko za oko, zub za zub“. Kdyby se toto pravidlo dovedlo do důsledků, tvrdil, byli by všichni slepí. V Palestině a Izraeli se to prokázalo. Slepci jsou v Gaze, slepci jsou v Jeruzalémě.

V bojích zahynulo více než 1400 mužů, žen a dětí a více než 4000 dalších utrpěly zranění. To, co se stalo, se z velké části dalo předvídat.

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