It was the way he struggled to walk upright!

Prison guards working at an Israeli prison security checkpoint decided to check on a small boy who seemed to be walking with ‘some difficulty’. They searched him, with family members present, and found ten cellphones and three Sim cards in his underwear, equipment which presumably was to be smuggled to both his father, a Palestinian who had been convicted of conspiracy to commit manslaughter, and of manufacturing explosives; and other terrorists confined in the same jail.

I presume that this is what is known as the maxim widely attributed to Ignatius Loyola, or Aristotle, or Steve Jobs: namely, ‘Give me the boy until the age of seven….etc.’

A small boy; pressured into smuggling mobile phones into a prison. Follows a pattern: hell, if two sisters try to smuggle explosives in tubes marked ‘medical material’ when going from Gaza through those ‘nasty, totally superfluous, illegal and irritating’ (Palestinians’ opinion, not mine!) security checkpoints to Israel for cancer treatment, why not a small boy pushing mobile phones into a prison?

4 comments for “It was the way he struggled to walk upright!

  1. Errol
    November 10, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    All Palestine has to do is… ‘nothing’. It needn’t lift a finger if it wants peace. Just go about it’s daily routine, herding goats, making fizzy drinks, building computers. It need do nothing else. Peace, after all, is the ultimate laziness. You don’t have to get up, make endless plans, train soldiers, shoot guns… you just have to do…. nothing.

    Palestine doesn’t want peace. It wants to destroy Israel. That Israel hasn’t had a moment and just said, you know what? That’d make a nice garden. And turned Palestine – land, animals, pets, people – to powder is a miracle of restraint.

  2. November 11, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Someone has to say it but my struggle to stay upright now and then has nowt to do with those things. 🙂

  3. Pcar
    November 11, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    @ Errol, November 10, 2017 at 8:36 pm


    What I’ve been saying for years.

    Palestinians behave like children poking sticks in a wasp nest then blaming the wasps when they are stung.

    • Ted Treen
      November 12, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      Quite. Well said.

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