June 12, 2007

Palestinians Shot by Their Own Side, Healed by Israel

From Palestinians Shot by Their Own Side, Healed by Israel:

In Gaza, Aref Suleiman was raised on Palestinian struggle against the Jewish state. Today he lies in an Israeli hospital bed in Ashkelon, his body riddled with Palestinian bullets, his wounds tended daily by Israeli nurses. "Palestinians shoot me and Jews treat me," he laughs bitterly. "It was supposed to be different." "The Jews are like honey, like flowers," he says. "They wash me, clean me, and change my gown every day. Even in my home, my own family wouldn't change me every day."