Over at Antony Loewenstein’s fine blog, there’s an extraordinary article: Let’s just kill our enemies in cold blood.
Rachel Corrie R.I.P. An ISM martyr, crushed by an Israeli bulldozer in March 2003
Having come across StopTheism.com, a revolting website run by Zionist extremists, Antony has written to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs. He considers the StopTheism.com a ‘hate site’. The term shouldn’t be overused, but in this case it’s probably an understatement.
Yesterday, StopTheism.com was offering a “US$25,000 reward for information leading to the murder of any ISM (International Solidarity Movement) human rights volunteer working in Gaza”. Today, the site boasts the reward has been claimed.
The site features photos and snippets of information about members of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) – mainly young people from many countries (including Israel) who stand up to Zionist brutality in the Holy Land, occasionally losing their lives in the process.
StopTheism.com advises all ISMers to leave Palestine. At least two people it targets are Australians. Mr Loewenstein mentions one case in particular:
Sharon Lock is an Australian citizen at present working as an ISM volunteer in Gaza, where she accompanies ambulance drivers and medical personnel in their highly dangerous humanitarian missions. Her bravery and commitment is a shining light to all Australians and brings credit to this country.
I urge you to do your utmost, through whatever means are at your disposal, to ensure the safety of Ms Lock.
Many people in the west who haven’t paid much attention to Zionism and the middle east have no comprehension of the viciousness that Zionist extremists are capable of displaying towards their perceived enemies.
Zionists threaten Peace Activists online
StopTheism.com is quite possibly bluffing – but with these guys, you can never quite be sure.
Will Stephen Smith stand for the welfare of Australians overseas?
One thing’s for sure. When the history of these times is written, the ISM will be recorded as heroes of the first order.
It takes a special kind of courage to work for peace in Palestine. These amazing people have it in trumps.
UPDATE: Sharon Lock’s latest report from Gaza via the ISM website: View from Gaza: The ambulance driver
Sharon Lock, an Australian from the International Solidarity Movement, was working as an ambulance driver for the Palestinian Red Crescent when its Al-Quds Hospital in Gaza City came under Israeli attack yesterday.
One shell landed outside the building about 10 yards from the incubators for new babies. We were putting fires out with buckets of water. The shrapnel seems to burn for a long time and it starts fires if it is not put out. We were just dealing with that when we heard shooting from the front steps of the hospital and my colleague Mohammed came to me covered with blood. ‘Israelis are shooting at people who are leaving their houses,’ he said. What happened was that a father and mother and two daughters had left their home, one of the daughters had gone missing and the other was shot. The bullet went through one cheek and out the other. As the father was coming up the steps he fell, shot as well. They didn’t know where the other daughter was. Mohammed and I decided to go out and find her. We found her hiding in a house. I would say she was about nine. She was very frightened.