“It showed us what a solid hardworking family she came from, people of restraint and dignity. This is the sort of family that is essential as stakeholders in any vision of a future for Israel and Palestine”
Firstly , who are you to be praising restraint? For crying out loud.
Nothing like moderates praising restraint . “I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is …the white moderate … who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods….” (Dr. King)
Secondly , “This is the sort of family that is essential as stakeholders in any vision of a future”
Who are you to be saying what “sort of family” is essential as stakeholders? All families are essential as stakeholders!
Thirdly , correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see anywhere in the article any indication of what “this sort of family” is . The only things I could find in the article regarding the family are:
—- (1) Hadil’s father: “Salah al-Hashlamoun, 55, a doctor and head of a hospital in Hebron”
—- (2) Hadil’s mother: “Hadil’s mother Rawhide al-Hashlamoun, 47.”
Sooooooo…. What makes “this sort of family” what is “essential” as “stakeholders”?
That the father was a medical professional??? Or perhaps, that the mother was 47? –Ah! I see your point.
Sounds just like a nice, err, modern, err, Western, err, “hardworking” (protestant work ethic!), err, “restrained” (reasonable, subdued, unobtrusive, non-savage) family, just what should be “essential” for “stakeholders”.
For pete’s sake.