By Dr. Gerardo Stuczynski , Uruguay
July 27th in the sunny and cold winter afternoon of Montevideo, at the gorgeous avenue of Pocitos, took place a manifestation on favor of Israel in its military confrontation with the terrorist organization Hamas. The “Zioniost Uruguayan Federation” and the “Uruguyan Zionist Organization” called to solidiarize with Israel, appointment that attended thousands of Uruguayans, with flags of both countries Uruguay and Israel.
With the leading of the president of this federation Michel Grauser, spoke in the name of both institutes Mr. Sergio Dodel president of the “Uruguyan Zionist Organization”, who expressed: “we came here to manifest our support to the State of Israel in its war against Hamas”.
During the applause he explained that: “Israel is not attacking, it is defending… Their goal is to stop the rain of missiles and to accomplish that it has to damage the terrorist infrastructures and missiles launchers. And it is doing this by adopting every possible measure to avoid civilian victims. We are profoundly sorry about this human tragedy; it affects us each and every one of the victims of both Israeli and Palestinian. But we have to emphasize that the responsibility of this war, and victims that we cry for, lies on who did everything to provoke it.
Israel uses their weapons to protect the civilians, while Hamas uses the civilians to protect their weapons”. The words of Dodel were interrupted in many opportunities by cheers and applause of approval on the message.
Before the cameras of all TV channels of the country, Dodel conclude saying: “Israel always kept one hand stretched for peace and good neighborliness. Unfortunately it had to wield back to defend and persevere its existence. Jewish people, faithful to their ideals, won’t give up peace. It will perseveringly continue to pursue their dream: a future of peace, for our children, for life!”.
At the behest of local news, Gerardo Stuczynski, voicer of O.S.U. for the event, answered all questions about the feelings of the Jewish community of Uruguay, the situation of the Uruguayan community living in Israel and he clarified on the sad occurrences that develop at the area, explaining the true reasons of the conflict and its development.