Sunday, June 10, 2007

Another One Converted?

Via Michael Totten's excellent blog, comes this true story that could be made into a Hollywood movie:

In the Gaza Strip's Jab aliya refugee camp, Aref Suleiman was raised on Palestinian struggle against the Jewish state. Today he lies in an Israeli hospital bed, his body riddled with Palestinian bullets, his wounds tended daily by Israeli nurses.

For the 22-year-old Mr Suleiman, who was shot five times point blank by Hamas militants last month during a renewed bout of Palestinian infighting, this is not the Arab-Israeli conflict he learnt about as a child growing up in Gaza's desperate, rubbish-strewn alleys.

"Palestinians shoot me and Jews treat me," he laughs bitterly. "It was supposed to be different."
The question is: will the story end with Suleiman learning to love the enemy or coming back to try kill his Jewish saviours?

The latter has happened before.

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