What Hamas did to us is ignored: playwright Joshua Sobol | EUROtoday

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Mr. Sobol, your piece is concerning the founding of Israel, about fascism, concerning the recurring wars between Israelis and Palestinians. Even now there may be battle once more in your nation.

Israel was constructed by traumatized individuals who survived the Holocaust. The second and third generations are nonetheless underneath the affect of the primary technology. Jews from Arab nations have additionally fled their residence nations. Israel is made up of individuals with a traumatic previous. What Hamas did on October seventh was like opening Pandora's Box and out got here the devils: revenge, worry, anger. This is all a response to the Hamas pogrom. Young ladies had been raped and youngsters had been beheaded. It was like a Holocaust expertise for Israelis, although it affected far fewer folks. But it had the odor of it. It was as if Hamas needed to make an instance of what it might do to all Israelis if it had the facility to take action. That's why every of us felt just like the goal of this mass homicide.