[Marxism] Tom Segev about the 60th anniversary of the King David terror attack
Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net
Sun Jul 23 13:14:39 MDT 2006
The spirit of the King David Hotel
By Tom Segev
The terror attack on the King David Hotel in Jerusalem was in its day the
equivalent of the Twin Towers; yesterday was its 60th anniversary.
n the 60 years since the attack at the King David Hotel, Israel has hurt
some two million civilians, including 750,000 who lost their homes in
1948, another quarter million Palestinians who were forced to leave the
West Bank in the Six-Day War and hundreds of thousands of Egyptian
civilians who were expelled from the cities along the Suez Canal during
the War of Attrition. And now tens of thousands of Lebanese villagers are
being forced to abandon their homes, and air force pilots are once again
bombing Beirut and other cities. Hundreds of civilians have been killed.
Regrettably. It's all in the spirit of the King David Hotel. One can
always say there was a mishap.
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