“He was a hero and I am proud of Samir but I have suffered from his loss,” she said of her eldest son. “I have seen their soldiers killing our children and destroying our home, making everything bad, so how can I see them sympathetically or kindly?”
Reading these words, I couldn’t help but think how similar they would sound from the mother of one of the victims of the bombing last Passover in Tel Aviv. Ultimately “security” built upon oppression is no security at all. No justice, no peace. The prophet Micah knew that. When will we learn? Who will be brave enough to stop the killing?