Yigal Bronner and Neve Gordon: Fueling the Cycle of Hate
What War is Teaching the Children of Gaza and Israel
Fueling the Cycle of Hate
By YIGAL BRONNER and NEVE GORDON
Israeli soccer matches were suspended during the assault on Gaza. When the games resumed last week, the fans had come up with a new chant: "Why have the schools in Gaza been shut down?" sang the crowd. "Because all the children were gunned down!" came the answer.
Aside from its sheer barbarism, this chant reflects the widespread belief among Israeli Jews that Israel scored an impressive victory in Gaza – a victory measured, not least, by the death toll...