The imploding situation created by the ISIS and
is unleashing human misery
requires immediate actions and those earnestly hopeful of ending the violence
through political means are not getting the message. Syria Middle East
is smouldering in flames but the tragedy unfolds rather sinisterly when children
are used as shields to make gains and negotiate deals, possibly to swap
prisoners who maybe wanted in some serious terror related crimes. When besieged
by likelihood of defeat, the attacking and mutilating of human instincts and
emotions becomes a winnable formula for the militants.
The recent incident of three Israeli teenagers abducted in the West Bank has escalated the tensions between
and the new Palestinian government. The distraught face of Naftali Frenkel ’s
mother trying to give hope to her son that very soon he will come back home is
troublesome to watch. Like any other mother the first and foremost concern for
her will be the safety of her son when he leaves home. To forcefully withhold
and keep away any child from the safety of his/her home and family environment
is a tactic which sends a message of fear and intimidation by the perpetrators.
People in Israel
are worried not only for the safety of those three boys; they are concerned as
to how the situation in an already precarious environment where so much
uncertainty exists will unfold for them, as the days will pass by. Israel
If Hamas is behind these kidnappings it is a tragedy for those Muslims who want to live alongside the Jews and have nothing to do with the tactics of intimidation. It is every child’s right to acquire education but religious extremism indoctrinated to support extreme measures of violence has turned many children into Jihadist fighters. To be used as instruments to support Islamic ideologies which encourage individuals to accept fighting as a just cause is now blatantly accepted by the radicals who indoctrinate young minds to take up arms and weapons and chant Quranic verses. So many young children are being robbed of their childhood because chances of peace are hijacked by the terrorists who will mastermind extreme acts to suit their own vested interests.
AT a time when options for peaceful settlement between the Palestinians and the Israelis should have exceeded this incident will create repercussions which will further divide them and will lead to tensions, fear and uncertainty in the region.