Where is the outrage?

So with 2016 less than two days old a quiet Friday in Tel Aviv was shattered by a gunman opening fire in Dizengoff, killing 2 people and injuring others before running off and bringing about a manhunt around Tel Aviv to find him.

While the rest of the world was recovering from celebrating New Year’s Eve and the start of a new year people in Israel were being killed or injured in a unforgivable act of evil. Was it breaking news on the media; did people across the world look at the Internet or their TV and think what terrible news, what a horrible thing to happen and what a way to start the new year?

Where is the outrage?

We all sat and watched the news coverage of the events in Paris a few weeks ago and the outpouring of sympathy and outrage of a terrible evil act from a world united in shock; but what makes yesterday any different to Paris? Is it that only two people died and a few injured, or is it that it’s Israel and no-one cares?

Where is the outrage?

Have people become so jaded and cynical to the news reported here in Israel that it no longer bothers them?  Is it a case of what did Israel do now? The fact is all life is sacred and no family should have to grieve for losing someone in this evil manner. I am outraged that no-one seems to give a damn, when we live a world that is big enough for everyone. In 2016 can’t we make this the year that words work and we learn to live in peace.

About the Author
I'm Adam from England. Been writing a blog about my experiences here in Israel since I made aliyah in October 2011 as a way for my friends in the UK to see what I'm getting up to.
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