Report: U.N. observers’ calls unheeded

This absolutely ridiculous.  The U.N contacted the Israeli government several times to inform them of their presence and their calls went unanswered.  According to the U.N.

The U.N. observation post near Khiam came under close Israeli fire 21 times Tuesday — including 12 hits within 100 yards and five direct hits from 1:20 p.m. until the peacekeepers’ post was destroyed at 7:30 p.m., Jane Lute, assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping, told the        U.N. Security Council in New York.

So what does the Israeli Government have to say about this?  that they have deep regrets?  Why isn’t this getting wide press coverage.  Israel is like the little cousin who we see is doing something they are not supposed to but we let is slide because they are family.  This has gone for too long and is too extensive.  and it seems that U.S. is so afraid to take a stand when it comes to Israel.  Why are people so afraid to to take a stand.  If this were another country we would be all over it.

Is the U.S. letting Israel slide because of its economic influence in this country?  Is it because they sympathize with Jewish people because of the Holocaust and other wrongs?  I think it is a combination of both.  It’s interesting how this country never seems to have a problem with talking about the Holocaust and the plight and struggles of Jewish people, but when black people talking about slavery, and how racism and discrimination have plagued black people, we are shut down and told to get over it and stop using slavery as a crutch.  Both Jewish and Black people have suffered and why one is more accepted than the other still remains a mystery to me.

Report: U.N. observers’ calls unheeded

By RAVI NESSMAN, Associated Press Writer
Wed Jul 26, 6:19 PM ET
JERUSALEM – U.N. observers in Lebanon telephoned the Israeli military 10 times in six hours to ask it to stop shelling near their position before an attack killed four observers and sparked international anger with Israel, U.N. officials said Wednesday.


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