Family tragedy

Family tragedy

Family tragedy

First published in Letters by

PEOPLE in York and throughout Yorkshire have been stunned by the tragic news that their good friend Musheir El Farra of Sheffield has lost 11 relatives aged from four to 84 who were massacred in Gaza in their beds last Thursday.

Musheir is an author and runs a restaurant. He was in York recently publicising a recent book. Some 24 of his relatives were injured in the blast, and many are seriously injured in hospital. For further information see TinyURL.com/IsraeliViolence

John Bibby, Straylands Grove, York.

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1:51pm Thu 7 Aug 14

mjgyork says...

They were not massacred, they died in a civil war which has been going on for years. This kind of comment, with such emotive language it is, in part, responsible for what has kept this conflict going on for so long.
They were not massacred, they died in a civil war which has been going on for years. This kind of comment, with such emotive language it is, in part, responsible for what has kept this conflict going on for so long. mjgyork
  • Score: 5

4:15pm Thu 7 Aug 14

bravo whisky says...

Hamas use civilians as a human screen, it is a well known tactic of theirs to gain sympathy from the world Press and has been going on for years.
Hamas use civilians as a human screen, it is a well known tactic of theirs to gain sympathy from the world Press and has been going on for years. bravo whisky
  • Score: 8

7:07pm Thu 7 Aug 14

gwen4me says...

My sympathy goes to Mr.Musheir El Farra and to his family. Attempts by other commentators to justify this tragedy are misplaced, and it terrible bad taste.
My sympathy goes to Mr.Musheir El Farra and to his family. Attempts by other commentators to justify this tragedy are misplaced, and it terrible bad taste. gwen4me
  • Score: -3

7:45pm Thu 7 Aug 14

MadHaxMan says...

"Massacred" seems a pretty accurate description to me. Not much of a contest is it between children and old people in bed and bombs, missiles and tank shells.
"Massacred" seems a pretty accurate description to me. Not much of a contest is it between children and old people in bed and bombs, missiles and tank shells. MadHaxMan
  • Score: -3

8:46pm Thu 7 Aug 14

wallman says...

why does hamas fire rockets from where people are living?
why does hamas fire rockets from where people are living? wallman
  • Score: 3

11:34am Fri 8 Aug 14

gwen4me says...

mjgyork wrote:
They were not massacred, they died in a civil war which has been going on for years. This kind of comment, with such emotive language it is, in part, responsible for what has kept this conflict going on for so long.
How is it a civil war? It is Israel, America and the UK versus the Palestinians. I wonder what odds William Hill would put on the Palestinians winning. Having said that, the Catholics in Ulster managed to sort things out eventually. Sometimes being an oppressed minority pays off in terms of world sympathy.
[quote][p][bold]mjgyork[/bold] wrote: They were not massacred, they died in a civil war which has been going on for years. This kind of comment, with such emotive language it is, in part, responsible for what has kept this conflict going on for so long.[/p][/quote]How is it a civil war? It is Israel, America and the UK versus the Palestinians. I wonder what odds William Hill would put on the Palestinians winning. Having said that, the Catholics in Ulster managed to sort things out eventually. Sometimes being an oppressed minority pays off in terms of world sympathy. gwen4me
  • Score: -3

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