Blow the bridges

sabraProtestThis time there will be no four hundred thousand to protest the killing of innocent children and women, to protest the killing of defenseless civilians who had nowhere to run, and again, as then and since, they paid the price for the stupidity of warmongers. This time there will be no four hundred thousand to cry over fallen soldiers who died in a meaningless war, and again, like then and since, they have paid the price of ego and pride. Lots of blood ran under the bridge since the four hundred thousand gathered in Tel-Aviv in September 1982 following the massacre of Sabra and Shatila, and this blood only deepened the divide and hatred on both sides and now it seems that all that’s left is just to blow up the bridge, so that everything will collapse. Because today there may probably be four hundred. Or forty. Or maybe only four at the square. Four hundred thousand will not come because they probably think that what happened last night in Sujaiya was not that bad at best, or a justifiable operation at worst. Not to mention those who think there is nothing like a good piece of revenge to start the day, and images of dead children really turn them on. So there will not be four hundred thousand at the square today because there do not seem to be four hundred thousand available anymore. Maybe four hundred. Maybe forty. Maybe only four. And the four hundred or forty or four will be surrounded by three hundred ninety-nine thousand and six hundred who will call them traitors at best, or shout death to Arabs and to Lefties at worst. Too much blood ran under that bridge as well, and that blood only deepened the divide and hatred on both sides and now it seems that all that’s left is to blow up this bridge as well so everything will really collapse. A lot of blood ran since the four hundred thousand gathered at the square, and this blood is bad.

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