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The Tragedy of Israel

Amidst one of the most heightened phases of the prolonged conflict between Israel and Palestinian, I chose the word conflict as categorizing this clash as war would be devilish and highly unfair to the mere civilians of Gaza who are suffering the wrath of Israel for simply being alive and following their religion, one can n to help but wonder, what is it that every other child on this planet deserve that the Palestinians don't. Do we consider it their fault that they were born in such a sensitive zone? Do we blame the children for following their faith? Do we question why they have an inherent rage towards their occupiers? No answer can put the oppressors in the green light of these questions. The Gaza board recently announced that they chose to shut down the academic year "because all of the students had been *killed*". We cannot help but imagine how it was the fault of the CHILDREN that they were punished by being carpet bombed.

The ongoing conflict made me realize one thing and one thing only. There does not exist a single international entity or organization that actually works towards peace, and every single one would only get involved if it serves them some benefit. The United Nations schools, which eventually were forced to turn into shelter homes, were BOMBED, and there was not a single Western media channel covering this news. The lives lost. The dreams shattered. All of these atrocities have evidently put the education of these children on the back foot and made survival their first priority. Looking at the horrific scenes coming out of the conflict zone, we ask how a Palestinian child differs from a child from the West or any other country for that matter. What did they do to have to face these punishments? Why do they give up their rights to their education because of being born with a certain identity?

However, just a few miles away, those in Tel Aviv and subsequently deep down in Israel enjoy all the luxuries life has to offer, including but not limited to Parties and the best cuisines (Sushis, Steaks etc.) with having one of the advanced education systems developed around the globe. How is it that those born a few miles from each other have such drastically different lifestyles? This brings me to my final question: do the Palestinians have different human rights than the rest of the people on this planet?






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The blog does a very good job discussing a very sensitive ongoing issue. Regardless of the depth of conflicts, children should remain unharmed, and the fact that the blog begins by questioning the atrocities faced by the children of either side is a big question already being addressed. Furthermore, the comparison made between the luxurious lives of the children in Tel Aviv against the terrifying conditions of those in Gaza becomes a strong image that represents inequality. Critical questions on human rights and questioning the treatment of Palestinian children are also very important areas addressed in the blog. The overall frustration over the lack of efforts toward peace displayed in the blog is something I am sure we all find…

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I was scrolling through all the blogs, wondering which one to read and your caption particularly stood out to me. "The tragedy of Israel." This piqued my interest because I was wondering that with the ongoing genocide Israel is carrying out, what is so tragic about Israel when they are the ones committing the atrocity in the first place.

Reading through your blog, I am glad you called them out on exactly this. Thank you for talking about Palestine and the impact on it's education system and capitalizing words like BOMBED and CHILDREN. In a world where everyone is so concerned with being neutral or diplomatic to sound politically correct, kudos to you for doing justice by Palestine through your…


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I can't help but share in the deep concern for the innocent lives caught in the crossfire, especially the children of Gaza who are experiencing unimaginable hardships. The stark contrast in lifestyles between those in Tel Aviv and deep in Israel, enjoying luxuries while just a few miles away, children in Gaza face the harsh realities of conflict, is a powerful illustration of the disparities in this region. To address your last question, the comparison of parties, fine cuisines, and advanced education systems in Israel against the struggles for survival and denied education in Gaza prompts us to confront uncomfortable truths about privilege and inequality. It may play a bigger role in our lives than we are actively aware of.…


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Burhan, I fully share your deep concern for the stark disparities between Israel and Gaza, particularly the harsh realities faced by children in Gaza amid conflict. The contrast in lifestyles highlights profound inequalities, emphasizing the impact of wars on exacerbating privilege and inequality. The unequal infrastructure development, with Israel enjoying modern amenities while Gaza faces challenges, shows the true face of the conflict. The ongoing refugee crisis resulting from displacement further compounds these issues. How do you envision addressing these disparities and fostering a more equitable future in the region?

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I appreciate the insight and emotion you bring here Wasey! Truly the world must find itself in such dilemas and confusions. one does not deserve to have their hearts at rest while such devastating situation remains a reality in one part of the world regardless of ethnicity and religious ties.

However, I continue with my eagerness to question what is then the solution? I used to be of an opinion that Israelis have become one force that half the middle east combined cannot tackle with thus there demanded areas should be handed over. But! What is the eventual goal and how much will they settle for? What we see now shows Israel is going for an all out attack…


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Hammed, I share your concern about the ongoing conflict, transcending ethnic and religious boundaries. The challenge lies in finding a viable solution amidst the ongoing chaos. Your skepticism about settling with Israel raises essential questions about their goals and the potential regional repercussions. I feel like defensive containment seems sensible, but maintaining a moral stance is just as crucial.

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Thank you Wasey for writing such an emotional and insightful blog that really did bring me chills thinking about all those innocent children who lost their lives. I sincerely believe that in this world only the rich and powerful people think they have the right to all types of luxuries and basic human rights. The extent of power that Israel holds over the entire world in terms of their economic superpower was something I never thought of till we actually looked up all the brands and commodities that we just casually use in our daily lives. The fear of losing such worldly things has pushed people to lose their conscience and turn away from seeing all these atrocities happening in…

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Mahnoor I think It's indeed disheartening to witness the suffering of innocent children in conflicts, and your observation about the stark contrast in priorities is thought-provoking. The unequal distribution of resources and power globally often leads to a disconnect in empathy. The realization of the economic influence of certain entities, like Israel, on our daily lives can be eye-opening and raises important questions about the responsibility that comes with such power. Your reflection on the fear of losing comforts as a barrier to acknowledging atrocities is a powerful reminder of the complexities at play. The professor's point about prioritizing the best for one's own children versus the indifference toward others' suffering underscores the need for empathy and a global perspective.…

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