||[Aug. 17th, 2005|04:02 pm]
שירן shiranne シラーン 冉施安
A 51-year-old woman set herself on fire at a roadblock in southern Israel put up to prevent protesters from entering Gaza, police spokesman Avi Zelba said. The West Bank settler was burned over 60 percent of her body in ``an act of protest against the pullout,'' Zelba said.
In the West Bank, an Israeli man opened fire on Palestinians, killing three and wounding two, rescue worker Nati Malchi said in a phone interview. Police said the gunman was in custody, and a military official identified the person as a Jewish settler. It was the second attack by a Jew on Arabs within a month.
Okay, WHAT are these people thinking? Explain. Somebody explain this to me. All these protesters are these religious Jews who don't give a crap about the good of the country or the good of anyone beyond their 15-person families. And apparently some of them have decided that staying in Gaza is more important than following Jewish traditions. Yeah, NO. I'm NOT okay with that. At all. Who do these losers think they are? You do NOT shoot people! You do NOT hurt yourself! You do NOT put yourself in danger or reject the laws of your country! And on a non-religious level, you do NOT reject the wishes of your people. Why won't they look around and see that this is better for everybody? I hate this selfishness. If I can make a distinction between taking these settlements out and pulling the troops out, then so can they. The troop thing is scary, absolutely. I'm petrified. I don't know what's going to happen. Someone is eventually going to take advantage of our vulnerability. It's true. But the settlements never should have been there in the first place. The settlements are a disgrace to the people of Israel and to Jews all over the world. I refuse to believe the nonsense that the settlements in any way keep Israel safer. No. Israel wastes troops on keeping those people safe. It's nothing short of ridiculous.
On another note, I'm sane again but flipping back and forth between happiness and unhappiness every few minutes. I haven't found a house yet, which is a pretty scary thought considering that I have less than 2 weeks until I leave for Israel. But on the other hand I didn't fail my Psych test today (I hope) and I'm absolutely in love with Physics. Like, the marriage kind of love. Whatever shall I do??