lifted from utropia.no google translate
Here is an example of how ignorance rules at this bastion of Israel hatred on that shitty little town up in the North. Foul beer, ugly dialect and over-sized ego’s are the main features of the town. Ah, and their hysterical refusal to incorporate the Sami Language into the signposting within the towns borders.
Anyway, in addition to the usual nonsense, half-truths, outright lies, gross exaggerations, etc, this particular student Lene Sedolfsen, probably thought she was going to impress her similarly ignorant fellow students with this ridiculous claim: “The Gaza strip is approximately the size of Troms County, where 1.7 million people live…” Well she has impressed me with her lack of knowledge of size, proportions, or in the very least inability to perhaps check with google before posting her feverish fantasies.
Because… the County of Troms extends over 25.000 square kilometers, bigger than all of Israel. Perhaps she doesn’t know how to calculate population density (not surprising given Norwegian school pupils depressing results in international tests), but she might have spent a few minutes looking at the maps (provided she would know to check that the scales of maps were the same) and realize that she hasn’t got a clue. Other than spewing hate that is.
But lets just for the sake of fairness say that this was a honest mistake and that she meant to say “on the size with Tromsø, the town”? Still she has got it fairly wrong: Tromsø is about 2520 square km, with approx 71000 inhabitants. In comparison, London has about 1572 square km, with a population of over 8 million people. In her fantasy world, London would be much worse off than the Gaza strip (which probably some friends I have in London would agree to). If we compare with New York, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, etc, she would be on even thinner ground. I’ll be kind to her and not press her on the squalid conditions in the favelas and villas de miseria in certain South American countries that have been mentioned in international media lately.
Also, Ms. Sedolfsen should probably not use technical terms she is unfamiliar with, she actually has put in writing that Israel is substituted… (well, we shan’t confuse her by telling her what she probably meant say)
anyway, for what its worth, here are the condensed thoughts of Ms. Lene Sedolfsen (google translate)
Wake up ! Norwegian press is sleeping ….
by Lene Sedolfsen
Palestinian youth are defenseless against the IDF (Israel Defence Force) or IOF (Israel Occupation Force) as the youth call them . ( All images: Majed Abusalama )
After ” weeks” murder / execution of several young Palestinians loads of different home made rockets by Islamic Jihad ( radical militant and religiously motivated Palestinian group) were fired against Israel. A group including recruiting suppressed 16-17 year olds in the lack of education, the holy war . The damage inflicted by the rocket attacks againt Israel were of minor nature and no lives were lost . Most rockets were stopped by Israeli state- missile shield . Israel responds by bombing the closed and already bombed Gaza two nights in a row . This is to respond Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian population , in an attempt to defend themselves and avenge missile attack , which we have looked unfold so many times that we lost count . Amazingly enough there is nothing to read about this in the Norwegian press. No messing with one of the world’s strongest military forces with advanced and deadly weapons arsenal ! They are , after all, trained to kill and defend ! Not enough, Israel is substituted , then there must be fired and war to secure budgetary framework and the assumption of one of the world’s biggest industries .
In Gaza, home to 1.7 people and more than half are children and young people, trapped in a life few can imagine. Neither Israel , Islamic Jihad or Hamas are gracious , and further oppression of the Palestinian people and the Gaza Strip can not possibly result in anything good with it , or any way increase security in the region. Gaza has been bombed and blocked for over 10 years now. They have no military force , navy or air defense to protect themselves , and the conditions there is now a political and humanitarian disaster.
Israel however trains their youth, both boys and girls , with two years of required military service in the Israeli military and security forces. So all Israelis are at some point during set a system daily oppresses the Palestinian people , and they risk imprisonment if they abstain from the national service.
It is with concern I testify that a society of innocent generations and the civilian population of which a large part of children and youth, handicapped and elderly are being broken down for long periods , without the ability to escape or build their communities again . The State of Israel has deprived Palestinians right to make a living , this by occupying water sources , depriving the opportunity to fish in their own seas and cultivate their own scarce land resources . The State of Israel is chasing Palestinians from their homes , occupying more and more Palestinian territory and denying the right to return. Part of the State of Israel can apparently seem to have evolved into a system of human fighters , who are highly trained to protect, kill and oppress in the name of security . Where ethnic and religious differences is crucial for you to protect or pose a threat to safety. There is no question of human dignity and human rights may seem to be becoming a thing of the past . Every Palestinian 16 -year-old is the state of Israel has become a (potential ) terrorist, it may seem like . Talk about extreme stereotypes …
Most Palestinian children growing up in refugee camps.
Gaza is the size of Troms county , where live ie 1.7 million trapped people living in distress , fear and frustration . It is an extreme and untenable situation the world can not ignore if you want a more just world and more peaceful conditions.
Next time the state of Israel ” lament ” to the West of terrorists and homemade rockets, then consider a repressed and imprisoned 16 -year-old uneducated , in a society where distress, mental disorders are normal, and loss of friends and family are everyday . A place where it is safer to cultivate hatred and anger, but to cultivate olive trees and strawberries. One should by all means do not underestimate and ignore people in need. People in distress leads to desperate acts. Ask yourself so who really breed / reproduce terrorists in this region. Who can be held responsible , and who can contribute and abilities to change in this complex and unjust conflict? Think for yourself!
# # EndGazaBlockadeNow Human Rights Israel Stop Bombing # # # IsraelStopKillingKidz Free Gaza
Well, little Lene might have a point about the low standards of education. But this is not the fault of Israel, but the ruling Hamas and their refusal to educate their youth to become knowledgeable and skilled in matters other than terrorism and bomb making.
But for all her documented stupidity and ignorance, people like little Lene should really have to explain themselves to a wider audience than her coreligionists at the University of Tromsø.