Do you remember back in 2006 when we were outraged at the images of Israeli girls writing on the missiles their army was about to hit us with?
In case you don’t remember the pictures, here they are:
From Israel to Lebanon… with love? Guess again.
The missiles that Israel might potentially hit us with in the case of another war won’t be manufactured by Israelis only. There’s a Lebanese who will be helping them as well. Her name is Arzeh Haddad. She’s the daughter of Saad Haddad, one of the founders of “Jeish Lahd” whose members fled to Israel with the liberation of South Lebanon in 2000 . She was just awarded her second Masters degree in rocket science from a university in Haifa.
Born in 1981, 3 years before the death of her father, she fled to Israel in 2000 with the liberation of the South. She told Israeli newspapers that she doesn’t remember much of her father but she’s positive she got his ambition and determination. She feels that Israel is her home but that doesn’t mean she would never think about going back to Lebanon. She just has no “current plans” of returning. In fact, she said in another interview that if she had stayed in Lebanon, her life would have been much worse. She pities those living there. Lebanon isn’t a place she’d want to live in.
Well, f*** her.
Her research has been centered around a new propeller engine for missiles that can target land targets. The engine will allow missiles to travel long distances much faster, which lets warplanes carrying these missiles not approach their targets in order to destroy them.
The Haddad family is living off paychecks they receive from the Israeli army. Their mother, Therese, had the following to say: “We loved Israel and defended it against anyone who badmouthed it. We came to Israel and we love Israel. We are Israelis. But Lebanon is in our hearts.”
How’s Lebanon in their hearts precisely? Yes, with each missile they send our way, they’re sending it with copious amounts of love.
When it comes to treason, there are varying degrees. There are those who leak sensitive information which may or may not lead to something tangible. There are those who do so under threats. And there are those, like Arze, who do so with conviction, whole-heartedly manufacturing the weapons that will kill Lebanese children, women and men. I tried to process the question of how could she fathom doing this to her own people? But then I realized that Lebanon is not her people. The only thing Lebanese about her is her name, which translates to Cedar, and she might as well change that to Nejmeh (star) because Arzeh is way above someone like her.