Let sanity prevail in Israel-Hamas relations; spare children from trauma

Let sanity prevail in Israel-Hamas relations; spare children from trauma

Gaza : Palestine | Nov 25, 2012 at 6:59 AM PST
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Call it a cease-fire or truce, but the tension that had been mounting on the Israel-Hamas front appears to have been contained. Let us pray that sanity prevails in Israel-Hamas relations and that children are not traumatized any longer.

One of the first tasks undertaken by Gaza was to open up the schools and allow the children of Gaza to return to school for the first time since the fighting ended. This was a sensible move.

The population of Gaza is roughly 1.6 million – and approximately half of them are children.

It will be a difficult task to bring back normalcy among these traumatized children who have witnessed death all around them from close quarters and lived in fear of being killed at any moment through rocket fires or missile strikes.

During the Israeli attacks on Gaza in the eight-day period of Nov. 14-21, at least 34 children and minors under the age of 18 were killed while 10 other children died later of their wounds.

When the impressionable minds see death in its rawest form around them, it does more harm than good to society.

Those who believe that violence can win battles should realize that violence, bloodshed and destruction create demons out of the survivors.

Hopes of peace

With the easing of a few restrictions on the border areas by Israel, the farmers of Gaza are now able to visit the land near to the fences.

Even the fishermen folks are able to go out to sea, able to sail up to six nautical miles out to sea.

The fishermen are now happy because this is double the previous limit.

Such actions could hopefully translate into peace in the neighborhood in a short time, provided everyone honors the process of normalization.

The Egyptian connection

The initiative that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi had taken was instrumental in stopping the bloodshed on both sides and prevented escalation of further tension in which 166 Palestinians have already lost their lives. Six Israelis alsdo have died in the recent violence.

Egypt hosted the talks between Israel and Hamas mainly because Israel has all along refused to have any direct dealings with the Hamas, which thay consider a terrorist group.

The deal arrived at is that Israel and Hamas will now negotiate how to ease the blockade of the Gaza border, which was introduced by Israel and Egypt after Hamas took over Gaza in 2007. Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had sealed Gaza in order to isolate the Islamic militants.

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Let sanity prevail in Israel-Hamas relations; spare children from trauma
An injured Palestinian child cries at a hospital following an Israeli air raid in Beit Lahia, the northern Gaza Strip on November 17, 2012. (Image: AFP)
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