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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Video of child Kassam victim being evacuated

I found this video very difficult to watch. Unfortunately, it is only in Hebrew, but I think the first minute or two will be understood by all.

On Monday, in Sderot, ten-year old Yossi Haimov was severely wounded by shrapnel that nearly severed his arm. Thank God, doctors have succeeded in saving the arm, but he will need much surgery to restore its functioning, including reconstructive shoulder surgery. This video begins with Yossi and his sister apparently having just run into a small grocery store where they apparently went to seek shelter after the Kassam hit on the way home from school. You will see his eight-year old sister screaming and crying, while the stoic Yossi (amazing) doesn't cry at all. They tell him not to move the arm, and then they tie it to him to immobilize it, pick him up and put him in the ambulance. You will see the sister insist on going to the hospital with him in the ambulance, you will see a paramedic calm her down, and then you will see an interview with their mother in the hospital with the younger sister sitting nearby saying that she wants to leave Sderot but that their father wants to stay there. Once the subtitles go away, the video is less interesting and just shows reporters standing around Sderot.

The report came from Channel 10 (cable television) news on Monday night, and you are forewarned that I found it very difficult emotionally to watch it.

Hat Tip: NY Nana


At 3:07 PM, Blogger Gershon said...

Someone should lock Olmert and Barak in a room and show this to them over and over.

At 5:02 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


What makes you think they would care?

At 5:37 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl In Jerusalem is right - the wicked get their reward in the hereafter and I don't think the two Ehuds will find a very inviting reception there.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Lois Koenig said...


Thank you for the hat tip. Yes, it is very hard video to watch, and even with no knowledge of Hebrew, the feeling is visceral.The impact is in a universal language.

Looking at the children? It is a punch in the stomach.

I was struck by the caring of the MDA staff, who have already seen more of this, and worse, that anyone should have to deal with, especially when trying to imagine what it would be like for my kids and grandkids to live in Sderot.

No, the video would do nothing for Olmerde and his merry band of crooks. If they cared in the first place, this might have been stopped, rather than accelerated unabated.

Will they bomb empty buildings yet again in retaliation?

And the rest of the world seems to care less. But with the attitude of the Government? Some example to the rest of the world.

At 9:28 AM, Blogger acadia said...

Any type of suffering is horrible. And the poor victim did not deserve to die. I would like Carl to dedicate some pages and show Palestinian victims, too.

I wish Palestinians and Israelis start getting along well. Isnt it?

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At 9:29 AM, Blogger acadia said...

ops... I meant to say:

I wish Palestinians and Israelis start getting along well. It's about the time. Isn't it?


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