Dedicated to the suffering people of Gaza who have and will endureBy By Arthur F. Billy, William A. Cook and Gilad Atzmon
The date 27 December 2008 opened with Israel’s invasion of a people locked behind walls with no place to go, an invasion by the world’s fourth largest military according to Israeli estimates, an invasion against a people that have no military, an invasion of a small speck of land that is home to 1.5 million people, an invasion that capped two years of siege by this same military that destroyed the infrastructure of Gaza, preventing food and medicine and oil and gas and water from entering Gaza, an invasion that was as merciless as that of any ferocious animal killing its prey, but here the prey is not one but 1,400 with upwards of 5,000 wounded and maimed, an invasion that can only mark the perpetrators as ruthless killers without compassion or conscience, a robotic mass that has lost all sense of humane sensitivity, a people that should be and must be isolated from the law abiding nations of the world.
The video is more than just a memorial and requiem to the valiant people of Gaza. It is an expression of friendship, love and solidarity with all the Palestinian people to let them know that they are not alone.
There is no monument like it anywhere; it is the victims' tale of fear and suffering caught in the act of betrayal by those who have renounced their humanness. It is, therefore, a cry to all peoples everywhere that our civilized world of the 21st century has accomplished what no other barbaric horde of times past could achieve – a requiem for those who died conveyed through the weeping eyes and torn faces of those who witnessed this testament to inhumanity delivered by a nation that reverted back to tribal indifference of others and hate for others and vengeance to others.
May they and all Americans who view this memorial to the dead of Gaza give serious thought to what America has wrought in our undeviating support for the Zionist mind, because that mind suffers from no remorse, bears no responsibility for its acts, and willfully uses even our representatives as fools to gain their end.
The video documents the US complicity in Israel's outrageous, inhumane and barbarous Operation Cast Lead massacre of the Palestinian people of Gaza and the destruction of the Gaza Strip. One thing glaringly stood out: the truth about Operation Cast Lead was missing from the misinformation presented by the Israelis and their supporters, including the United States administration and especially most members of Congress and the Senate of the United States of America.
Dr. Arthur Billy started working on the video on 10 January 2010. It took about 1,450 hours to complete the presentation on 15 May 2011, with help from two very caring men: William A. Cook PhD, Professor of English, University of Laverne, Laverne, California, and Gilad Atzmon MPhil, musician and author, London, England.