Thursday, March 03, 2005

You can kill a person twice?

Yesterday, a new name was added to the list of martyr's following the Feb 14 assassination.
Two of the names on the list now are different from the rest...those two men were killed twice.

How is that possible, you ask?

They were first killed by a massive explosion that crumpled steel and folded concrete as if they were cardboard.
They were slain again by a sinful inaptitude that neglected their humanity and trampled their rights as if they were animals.

No, I think animals are treated better.

The first victim, Mr. Abu Rjaili, was wounded and trapped in his office following the explosion. His family was barred from entering the office to search for him. When the authorities finally did get around to searching his office the following day, they discovered the body. The medical examiner confirmed that he must have lay there for 12 hours before he finally bled to death. He could have been saved. He should have been saved.

The second victim, Mr. Ghalyini, is the latest addition to the list of martyrs. His family had long foregone any hope of finding him alive. Their only demand was to recover the body to give him a proper burial and to attain closure. For 16 days they begged and pleaded with the authorities to search for the missing body. Exasperated with the lack of effort, they finally obtained permission to search themselves at the site of the explosion (an area smaller than a football pitch). Five minutes later they found the body, the stench of which was easily detectable, buried under a few centimeters of debris. He was there all the time. Even in death, his rights were denied.

These men have been killed twice.
If no blame is assigned to whoever is responsible,
they might very well be killed for a third time.


Blogger sadlers5 said...

these men are martyrs and heroes and their murderers are cowards,
i pray for their families and your country in their quest for freedom.

12:38 AM, March 04, 2005  

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