Palestinians and the Proper Way to Grieve Dead Children


When a family of nine is killed in an airstrike, what is the proper way to grieve? That question might not occur to you, but readers of the New York TimesĀ (11/20/12) were treated to correspondent Jodi Rudoren‘s unusual critique of a funeral for members of the Dula family, whose home in Gaza City was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on Sunday. “There were few if any visible tears at the intense, chaotic, lengthy funeral,” she wrote. “Instead, there were fingers jabbing the air to signal ‘Allah is the only one,’ defiant chants about resistance and calls for revenge, flags in […]