Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Grave Story

Here is how Steve Erlanger begins his today's story on E1:-

AL ZAYYEM, West Bank — They buried Rabi al-Essawy 14 months ago on land his family owns not far from this village, between East Jerusalem and the large Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim. Mr. Essawy, 65, was a member of an important clan, and thousands attended his funeral.

But Mr. Essawy’s grave is in a parcel of land known as E1, a largely empty patch of the West Bank that is among the most sensitive pieces of real estate in an intractable conflict that is fundamentally about the land. The Israelis mean to annex E1 — short for East 1 — and they do not want Muslim graves to complicate future plans to build more settlements here. 

Israeli authorities have ordered the family to remove Mr. Essawy’s remains and bury him in the village cemetery, just outside E1. 

The fight over Mr. Essawy’s grave is a tiny skirmish in the long, intensifying battle over this parcel of land, a fight that speaks to the seemingly insurmountable differences, hostility and distrust between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It also stands as a symbol of the failure of negotiations as each side tries to outmaneuver the other with unilateral actions, and the international community is left on the sidelines to do little more than express discontent.

Moving a grave?  How dare they!

Besides the fact that the deceased should be buried in cemeteries and not makeshift family plots in one's backyard, wait, isn't moving graves okay?

After all, we know that

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) today (Sunday), 28 August 2005, reached agreement with the bereaved families that had appealed to the High Court of Justice regarding moving the graves of their loved ones from the cemetery in Gush Katif; therefore, the bereaved families have decided to withdraw their appeals, thus canceling the High Court of Justice discussion that had been scheduled for tomorrow (Monday), 29 August 2005.
The process of moving the graves from Gush Katif to alternate burial sites will be carried out in full coordination with the families; this includes funeral times and arrangements, logistical services and burial sites. To these ends, PMO representatives have been in contact with representatives of the bereaved families. Moreover, the SELA Disengagement Authority has allocated social welfare personnel to assist the bereaved families throughout the process and afterwards.

So, if Jews can (be forced to) do it, what's all this schmaltz?


Anonymous said...

well.....hang on little doggies. Thats ranch talk referring to calfs when a cold winter wind is blowing their way. You know one thing you can give the emams credit for.... it seems they pay close attention to the old testament prophets. Now unless I am misinterpreting scripture it says the annointed one destroys two thirds of Israel. And He will not have to get off the golf course in order to achieve that lofty goal. His plans are proceeding full steam ahead. Do you think some of those f16's that went to Egypt might have a missle with BeBes name on it. All they have to do is take out some of your strategic leaders and they will beable to slaughter you like dogs. Hang on to your brithes the riding is going be to tough from here on out!!!

Anonymous said...

Have you heard, the prostitute has a concussion and can't remember anything about Bengazi. It seems she is troubled about the fact that 34 people were suppose to be killed and only four were. Those damn seals why can't they obey orders....we needed a real crisis.It seems the liberal American Jews have teamed up with the liberals and Islam to take out Israel and Christianity. Thanks to the liberals we now have an Xmas. They fully intend to Kings x all the Christians. Word on the street is that in order to be politically correct the liberal powers at be are now going to refer to Happy Hannukah as Happy Monicah. I wonder if the Clintons had any thing to do with this. As they intend to X the Christians they fully intend to forshadow Israel with the impending disaster by referring to Hannukah as Happy Monicah. It would seem its a clue that you are about to receive your first blowjob. You know Hilliary with that selective memory of yours instead of your nose growing you are starting to look like miss piggy. You better stop prevaricating or the ranchers will mistake you for a fat pig and take you to the rendering plant.