There could be all sorts of reasons why this moment has become so famous, not least that it serves certain agendas, but, that aside, it is compelling and dramatic in its own right.
However, the details of the story are somewhat blurry. From what we have been told, Thomas’s daughter was having a “girls’ night” sleepover party at a neighbour’s house, and Thomas was unable to get over there and rescue her when the attack occurred. We are then told that she was killed by the Hamas “militants” (or “terrorists” if you prefer).
This is possible. But other things are also possible.
It is clear that Hamas didn’t have things all its own way at Kibbutz Be’eri, with reports of much fighting.
And then what are we to make of pictures like this?
Categories: Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy