How is Mercury One supporting injured soldiers of the IDF?

by Quinn Cotter, Mercury One

What do you say to a parent who is waiting to see if their child will walk again? When visiting these hospitals in Israel, I anticipated hallways filled with sorrow, mourning, and to be honest a resentment of the world and America for how they have abandoned the only democracy in the Middle East.

photo via Mercury One
photo via Mercury One
photo via Mercury One
photo via Mercury One

However we saw the exact opposite from these people. They do feel alone in the world, but they know their cause is a just one. They know they are fighting for God and standing where they are supposed to. Over and over again we were told the soldiers only cared about being released so they could rejoin their brothers on the front lines. These people are not waiting for the approval of the world; they know they have a right to live and they know to preserve that right, they must put their lives on the line. The hospitals were full of hope for the future, not mourning of the past.

photo via Mercury One
photo via Mercury One

The Mercury One team met with over 65 wounded IDF soldiers on Sunday in Israel. Originally we intended to interview these soldiers, but upon arriving we were informed the soldiers have been advised to avoid interviews because they may be held responsible for war crimes if they travel abroad to other countries.

photo via Mercury One
photo via Mercury One

The world has abandoned Israel. We heard over and over again these soldiers do not think Americans care about them. They think they are the villains of the world for defending themselves. Many of these soldiers, just teenagers themselves, are sitting in hospital beds watching the news attack them for the protecting their own country’s safety.

photo via Mercury One
photo via Mercury One

Because of your support, Mercury One is meeting with these soldiers and reminding them they are not alone. While everyone one else is condemning Israel, this audience has a presence on the ground taking a stand for faith and democracy. These people love America and support from the United States means so much to them.

photo via Mercury One
photo via Mercury One

Thank you for your donations. I can tell you these soldiers are not waiting to learn from the rest of the world, but instead the rest of the world needs to learn from the courage of Israelis.

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photo via Mercury One

From Jerusalem, thank you America.

The Mercury One Team

  • jim

    One of the basic tenets of democracy is a state must exercise the rule of law throughout the land. And one of the four basic tenets of the Rule of Law is all laws of the land must apply to all its citizens equally, bar none.

    Since all laws in Israel do not apply equally to all its citizens, it does not follow the tenet of the rule of law.

    Therefore, Israel is not a democracy in the sense of Western countries. At best, it is more of an Athenian democracy at worst an apartheid state

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      • donewithidiots

        Go spam somewhere else

    • donewithidiots

      Your logic is FUBAR

  • nutt

    “The world has abandoned Israel” – no – Israel has distanced herself from the world by her wholly disproportianate response and wholesale slaughter of inoccent people. If you fire artillery shells into Gaza, you cannot say you are ‘doing everything possible to avoid civilian casualties’, because that’s an outright lie.

    • ThorsteinVeblen2012

      They claim that there were missiles in all the building they blow up but they never offer any proof.

      They claim they want to live in peace but they keep stealing land for settlements, they keep detaining Palestinians for months without charges, they fail to stop the “price tag” attacks against mosques and churches, they fail to protect the rights of Palestinians from abuse.

      Israel has abandoned its responsibility to act as a member of the world community and respect the rights of all people.

      • Johnathan Read

        There is all kinds of proof but sadly you are blinded by hatred,greed and envy.

        For you, no amount of ‘truth’ will do.

        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCawNWlihdgaycQpO3zi-jYg

        http://www.idfblog.com/

        • donewithidiots

          These idiots can’t stand the truth while it slaps them in the face. They would rather turn blue repeating themselves over and over thinking they are going to change your mind even though you told them the truth. They believe the lies they have been told by their regressive leaders.

          • jim

            Lol-Said the guy that swallows the Hasbara handbook wholesale!
            are you on the Payroll per chance ?

            Israel is paying,internet workers to manipulate online content

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LofScCiJT4c

        • nutt

          Lob an artillery shell into a place like Gaza and you cannot truthfully say you are trying to avoid civilian casualties. There’s a reason armies make sure they don’t have troops anywhere near where their artillery is targeting.

    • donewithidiots

      BULLCRAP!! If they did not have the iron Dome their loses would be HIGHER than the Palestinians. If the cockroaches in hamas would put money towards infrastructure and intelligent projects they would not be starving! The PEOPLE need to reject and rise up against hamas, Hangs Around Mosques And Schools. Their leadership is a bunch of COWARDS holed up in a FIVE STAR hotel in Qatar while idiots do their dirty work and the people suffer!! These terrorists fight with a baby in one arm and rifle in the other. They could CARE LESS about the people in GAZA. All they care about is the destruction of Israel and will make their own suffer for this idiotic ideology. Let the extermination of cockroaches continue!!

  • Yo Mamma

    “They know they are fighting for God” thats all I could read. My mind went blank after that

  • BlueMN

    “…the soldiers have been advised to avoid interviews because they may be held responsible for war crimes if they travel abroad to other countries.”

    Even the IDF knows what they are doing in Gaza is wrong.

    • donewithidiots

      No because they know stupidity when they see it. Why waste your breath.

  • jim

    Gaza: Is this a war on children? | Channel 4 News
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z4TvDbffI0#!