Read - Israeli weapons industry a global phenomenon
Mercenary soldier or would be terrorist
"Israeli Sgt. Sean Carmeli has been identified as one of thirteen soldiers from the Golani brigade who were killed in clashes with Hamas. Sgt. Carmeli had dual U.S. and Israeli citizenship and had returned to Israeli, after attending three years at St. Joseph Academy, to finish his high school education and then went on to join the army".
The huge number of mourners came in part after a request was put out on social media. Max's parents flew out from California.
Unlike these two men those killed in Gaza have no such privileges. The people of Gaza cannot even cross a border out of the country unless Israel gives its authority, after a nod from the USA. Mourners in Gaza and Palestine take their life in their hands attending a funeral.
A huge and bloody protest in Palestine this week erupted after men aged under 50 were barred from attending their Mosque for prayers. Yes they no longer have the right to worship.
Israel may claim they were preventing young men meeting and agreeing on action but all the ban did was cause more hate.
The Mail Online opted in their report to show heart wrenching images of the Israelis burying their dead, in the shape of these two fallen soldiers. So below we offer a slideshow of just a few of the horrific images coming out of Gaza and Palestine this week, with some from protests and a little satire thrown in. Sadly there is no comparison.
The two US Israeli soldiers were allowed a dignified burial with mourners able to grief in peace. No such option for the people of Gaza as they try to hold funerals for hundreds of civilians.
Now that the west has wrecked most areas of the Middle East and Iran does not pose such a threat to Israel PM Netenyahu appears to be undertaking his final solution to the Gaza problem.
An interesting read - Strategy “hornet’s nest”: Snowden confirms that Al Baghdadi was trained by Mossad
Jon Snow's blog here