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GUEST,mgarvey@pacifier.com BS: Saddam Hussein Mutual Life (107* d) RE: BS: Saddam Hussein Mutual Life 09 Apr 02


That was a horrible representation of Palestinian mothers. I really doubt they all celebrate and offer other children to the flames. I have heard, in what little I have been able to hear, without a TV now, their anguish, not only about the tragedies unfolding (which Palestinians are doing terrible things in, I agree..) but the way they are portrayed as mothers and fathers, sending their very young children into confrontations...quite the opposite is true (I have heard..I am not on the ground there) in some cases..fathers are beating their sons black and blue to keep them home. I am sure that what Deda said is true for some..maybe many, but certainly not all. I used to support a rotation of Palestinian children through Save the Children..they were in an orthopedic hospital for a variety of ailments...I have pictures of them in their hospital beds. (this is totally irrelevant to everything..but I think they were in Bethlehem)...I don't know what the truth is...I know that is a partial truth and a very hurtful stereotype which we would with impunity not impart to many of our "enemies." I think a lot is being attributed to many Palestinians that is not true of the whole population..or a majority of the population...but the situation is getting more dire by the minute. Again, for the record, I do not condone the violence and have not berated anyone for defending themselves against it. I would do the same. mg




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