Sunday, May 9, 2010

Wailing Woman at the Funeral

I first posted this on Facebook on December 29th, 2008.

When the news media show funerals of Palestinian woman wailing and beating the ground, flailing around in anguish it's rather impressive. Such pain and agony that it grips your heart and makes you feel sad for them.

Until I found out that in the Arabic culture the women doing that are professionals. In their culture their are professional wailers. If you have a death in your family you pay these women to come to your funeral and to wail. I guess they get pretty good money.

So, the next time CNN is trying to show the evil Israel is destroying families in Palestinian, remember that the women so torn up and destroyed, are paid professionals to put on a good show for the television cameras.

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