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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

To Gaza with Humble Apologies - By Lillian Rosengarten

by Rayne Mickail on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 4:46pm
Lillian Rosengarten, a refugee from Nazi Germany

I am a Jew symbolic of the carnage of Gaza.

I will walk on the ravished desolation of destroyed lives

places where Apache helicopters fired yet another missile

on to crowds reduced to charred remains.

I wonder how to make contact for I am ashamed.

What justifies the brutal rampage of terror and murder?

Now in Rafah where entire neighborhoods are reduced to rubble

Where Israeli tanks and bulldozers made in USA

Add an extra 2000 families left homeless.

They flee on donkey carts piled up with nothing to nowhere!

No food, no water, no money, flattened neighborhoods from the reign of terror.

Where has hope gone? Where are the olive groves I love so much?

Does anyone remember the Nazis sixty years ago?

I am going to Gaza and wonder.

How can it be that arms will be outstretched to welcome me?

Will they see my pain as one with their pain?

I arrive with humility, afraid to witness once more

Man's inhumanity to man.

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