Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Traumatised and afraid - 300,000 children who want to go home

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:44 PM
Original message
Traumatised and afraid - 300,000 children who want to go home

Traumatised and afraid - 300,000 children who want to go home
By Anne Penketh and Kim Sengupta
Published: 04 August 2006

"I don't want to die. I want to go to school," says Jamal, a four-year-old Lebanese boy scarred by the Israeli bombing of his country. Home for Jamal is now a "displacement centre" in the southern town of Jezzine, where his family fled in fear for their lives.

"We've had our picnic, and we want to go home now," says another child,staying in a makeshift refugee camp in the Sanayeh public gardens in Beirut. "We are bored and afraid and we want to go home," says another.

These are the voices of the dispossessed of Lebanon, the hundreds of thousands of children whose world was changed forever in the seconds that followed the explosion of a bomb. "Mummy, what is a massacre?" another child asks.

About 300,000 Lebanese children have been displaced by Israel's three-week war against Hizbollah - a third of the number of people who have abandoned their homes. In many cases they were ordered out by Israeli army leaflets. They are living in open-air camps, like the one in the Beirut park, or in schools, where many sought refuge. Many children have been housed with host families - in the port of Sidon, 48km (30 miles) south of the capital, 40 per cent of the 22,700 children in temporary accommodation are doing so. The rest are in displacement centres.

more at:
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:45 PM
Response to Original message
1. .
:cry:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:48 PM
Response to Original message
2. 300,000 people who will not love Israel
when/if they grow up.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ms. Clio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 12:54 PM
Response to Original message
3. nominated
especially when it looks like many of them may never go home, as the ethnic cleansing of southern Lebanon continues.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 01:02 PM
Response to Original message
4. No words...just tears...
:cry:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 01:49 PM
Response to Original message
5. If they were just embryos
or fetus sized kids the Pope and this administration would be damned mad. Too bad they are out of the womb, where they are considered worth something. You can bet right to life groups figure they have their lives and thats all that counts, not quality of life. If they are beaten, starved or murdered, or raped, so what they are probably just heathen Muslims.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Hoping4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 02:03 PM
Response to Reply #5
7. You are right on the mark. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
brer cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:33 PM
Response to Reply #5
8. I think you are right....said through tears...
The four-year-old who wants to back to school, the child who has had the "picnic" and just wants to go home. If this doesn't break your heart, you don't have one. I spent today with my four-year-old and five-year-old grands who are so excited about going back to school Monday. And I wondered all day how any one could allow these "shining lights" of our world be extinguished or turned into future terrorists, whatever their nationality, whatever their religious beliefs, whatever their parents????
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
breakaleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 01:50 PM
Response to Original message
6. heartbreaking...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Jul 12th 2014, 08:35 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC