A person who makes headlines, was in headlines himself.
Talat Hussain, a Pakistani journalist who was captured during a naval attack on a Gaza—bound aid flotilla, along with his two team members arrived in Jordan yesterday following their release by Israeli authorities.
He alleged that Israeli soldiers were shooting people in cold blood. He said that the commandos “shot people in the forehead.” “I witnessed myself the first Israeli assault on the ship. There was no weapon on the ship,” Mr. Hussain told news channel by phone from Jordan. “Scuffles broke out when Israelis tried to arrest people. After that people threw at the Israelis whatever they got hold of.
“Four people were shot in the forehead in front me. I witnessed four people dying,”
Being a veteran journalist, we are sure to see exclusive videos and news of the said event in his show. The show will initially attract people country wide, not to mention the jingled commercials will follow and callers shall call up to appreciate the courage of the journalist. Fair enough.
The question is 'what is next'?
According to United Nations statistics, about 70 per cent of Gazans survive on less than $1 a day, 75 per cent survive on food aid and 60 per cent lack regular access to water. The level of unemployment is probably the highest in the world. Hamas reportedly taxes the goods that are smuggled in through tunnels from Egypt, while the Mubarak regime — the second highest recipient of American aid in the Middle East — has collaborated with the Israeli authorities in trying to shut down this unusual avenue of commerce. (source dawn)
Turkey will of course take sever measures of cutting off ties with it 'once buddy' Israel. Europe may react a little not that wouldn't be more of a stir here and there and ineffective UN Resolutions. America despite tagging Barack Obama as a 'perspective Muslim' due to his Muslim background shall continue to 'regret' and 'urge investigation' into this or such issues. Arab countries, most of them much on their agenda such as 'dance and make merry' than to condemn Israel.
Pakistan has created Israeli aggression natured fans itself through Taliban, sometimes Punjabi sometime wazirastani, all hoping in the van to heaven. The barbarism of sectoral killing in no less than the barbaric acts by Israel.
Sad but true that the divide created amongst Muslim Countries especially Arab Countries esp. Palestinian Political parties due to vested interest and ethnic discrimination have made us insensitive enough that neither any humiliation or barbarism in past nor in future are likely to make much of a difference.
Pray, we all stay in peace.