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Boojatta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:18 PM
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Dr Abuelaish: Israel 'should apologize' for child deaths
Two years ago, a Palestinian doctor lost three of his eight children when Israeli shells fell on his home in Gaza during the Israeli offensive against Hamas.

Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish's anguish was broadcast live on Israeli TV as he - in fluent Hebrew - relayed the unfolding tragedy to a broadcaster friend.

Yet he said he was not bitter and could not hate. But he does want an apology and for Israel to take responsibility.

Following an inquiry, Israeli defence forces said that they regretted the loss of life and that the death of Dr Abuelaish's daughters was accidental.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/9447297....


Expressing regret over the loss of life isn't good enough. It is obvious that the government of Israel owes him an apology. The refusal to apologize is bad in a moral sense, but it's not just bad. It also seems to be stupid. What does the government of Israel hope to gain by refusing to apologize?
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Sonoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:24 PM
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1. I'm gonna hold my breath, sit in a corner and wait for an apology.
Good luck, Doc...

Sonoman
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 11:44 AM
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2. He is also suing the state of Israel for monetary compensation
He says that he will donate any settlement to a foundation that he started.
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