Annie Lennox updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@annielennox) on Tuesday (January 20), reacting to the news that Gaza and Israel agreed to a cease fire. The Eurythmics singer tells readers:
A cease fire of sorts has been agreed upon for the time being in Gaza. I wish I could breathe a deep sigh of relief, and feel good about it. Of course, in a sense, it is definitely a good thing that the citizens of Gaza are having a respite from the merciless bombardment they have been exposed to for the last three weeks. Hundreds of innocent people been killed and wounded… half of them were women and children…. Hundreds more corpses lie beneath the rubble. The city has been completely pulverized, with essential services wrecked. Raw sewage is running in the streets, and there’s little (if any) clean water, which makes the development of a health crisis more than likely. Thousands of citizens have been displaced from their homes, and they have no homes left to go back to.
Schools, universities, public buildings, hospitals etc….lie in ruins, and at some point, they’ll all have to be re built.
It’s hard to say what the future now holds.
Thank you to those who understood what I was saying, and where I’ve been coming from.