I received this in e-mail f0rm and it caused this reaction..
It is interesting to me that the Harper Government (I refuse to call this the
Government of Canada because it is not) is in full agreement with these actions
by the terroristic State of Israel. Over and over again Ministers, particularly
Harper, Kenny and Baird have said that Israel can do no wrong and they thus
support this deliberate destruction of vital (and expensive) water tanks in a
neighbouring country. The destruction of water tanks in a desert is nothing
short of criminal, but its condoned by this revolting trio .
It is then hardly any wonder that under this Harper regime we are being turned
into an “Israeli lite” terroristic country with war against civilians
on our minds. Libyans at the moment but who is next?
When in the election in May 2011 leading up to 25% of Canadians electing this pathetic excuse for a corporate government was it mentioned that we would be building 7 military bases around the world and why we would pretend to be the military “go to” country?
It has only been a few weeks but already we are seing the direction that Harper’s
bosses want him to take and frankly I do not like it and I certainly do not
give my permission to my employee Harper and his band of ministerial misfits to
They will anyway as the Canadian people are only a means to get elected to them, and are certainly not to be listened to.
Harper proved that during the election. Did he talk to anyone who wasn’t press or a CPC supporter?
O CANADA WHERE HAVE YOU GONE?
I do not recall hearing anything about this in the “mainstream media”
and that is one reason why the mainstream newspapers will soon be a thing of
the past. Give us the truth or perish, your choice.
The comment immediately below in bold I received in red and left as I got it but I removed the sender’s id and signature.
Date: Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 10:39 PM
Subject: Fw: IDF destroys nine water tanks in parched Palestinian village
Why does the world continue to look the other way while israel
behaves in such a barbaric way? Anyone condoning this is as abhorrent as
There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 11:42 PM
Subject: Fwd: IDF destroys nine water tanks in parched Palestinian
destroys nine water tanks in parched Palestinian village
|+ 972, July 6, 2011Late Tuesday morning, July 5, around 11:30am, a convoy of
IDF, Civil Administration, and Border Police arrived in the Palestinian
village of Amniyr accompanying a flatbed truck with a front end loader and
a backhoe. Israeli settlers having a picnic at the settlement outpost next
to the Susiya archaeological site looked on as the army destroyed nine
large tanks of water and a tent.Amniyr is a small village of 11 families in the South Hebron
Hills, just northeast of the Palestinian village of Susiya and the Israeli
settlement of the same name. The village of shepherds and farmers, like
most villages in the area, is totally dependent in the summer on tanks of
That water does not come cheap. Costs of transportation, due
to the poor infrastructure in the area – Palestinians are normally not
permitted to build roads in Area C of the West Bank and have restricted
access to Israeli roads – mean the cost of water is much higher than
normal. A cubic meter of water in the nearby town of Yatta costs 6 shekels.
In Amniyr it cost 35. The tanks themselves cost 1,000 shekels each, and
each tank held 2 cubic meters of water, yielding a total of over 10,000
shekels in damage, which for many in the area is equivalent to a half
This is the fifth demolition in Amniyr in the last year,
according to village residents and Nasser Nawaja, a B’Tselem worker. One
month ago the army destroyed 11 houses and two cisterns full of water. The
cisterns had also been destroyed 5 months ago and rebuilt with the help of
Israeli activists from Ta’ayush. The ruins of houses from previous
demolitions is still present, broken stones and twisted metal. Located just
south of the archaeological site of old Susiya, the Israeli government
claims it is state land.
Ten of the families now sleep in Yatta and come during the
day to tend to their olive and almond trees as they have no place to stay
and no water. But Mohammed Hussain Jabour and his wife Zaffra refuse to
leave. The morning after the demolition they were making tea on an open
fire next to their tent. “I’ve been here with my father and our sheep
since I was a little boy,” he said, with visible indignation. “Now
I’m an old man. And now Israel tells me I can’t be here. I’m not
“What are we supposed to do?” Zaffra asked.
“What will we drink? We can’t live without water.”
The demolition comes on the heels of the demolition of 6 tent homes and a lavatory in the
village of Bir al Eid, two kilometers to the south, two weeks
ago. Both incidents are the latest in a long history of demolitions of
Palestinians homes and buildings in the area by the Israeli army, affecting
both these villages and the villages of Susiya and Imneizel, a village
south of Susiya.
Sean O’Neill worked for Christian Peacemaker Teams from
2006-2009 in the South Hebron Hills supporting Palestinian-led nonviolent
resistance to Israeli occupation and continued settlement expansion. He is
currently an MA candidate at New York University in Near Eastern Studies
and Journalism. He is in Israel/Palestine this summer researching for his masters’
:: Article nr.
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