Thursday, December 07, 2006

I'm inspired by the following eye catching headline report that I read in Alghad Newspaper today's issue http://www.alghad.jo/?news=139686دعوة للتعر

I'm inspired by the following eye catching headline report that I read in Alghad Newspaper today's issue http://www.alghad.jo/?news=139686دعوة للتعرف على أصحاب الصور التالية


I'm really amazed by this report which states in so many words that there are at least 3 people the authority is aware of their presence in their custody, but nonetheless, no one else had come forward to identify any one of them.

I was thinking to myself, how could that be, someone, somewhere in the kingdom has got to know one or all three of them.

How is it possible that three families that have members missing from their household and don't even bother asking about them.

Are some people in Jordan are becoming so callous to the point that they don't even bother asking about their children's and grand parents whereabouts whenever they are gone missing.

Can someone offer me some explanation about these found by the police people but never claimed back by any citizen including members of their own family.

May be I'll understand the case with the old man, perhaps he was never married and doesn't have any children, it is also possible that most of his family members live outside Jordan like in the West Bank or some other Arab or foreign country and he was living alone when he got sick and went to the hospital and subsequently passed away.

But what about those other two children, they have got to have a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a cousin, or any relative. They got to have a neighbor or a kid from the neighborhood that can recognize them.

Heck, I have been outside my neighborhood in Amman for over 30 years but there are many people living in that same neighborhood that still recognize me until now, and I'm almost sure If any one of them sees my picture in the newspaper he/she will come forward and identify me to the authority.

I honestly don't know what to make of this highly unusual story, why no one wants to identify those kids.

Are they for instance illegitimate kids and their family members too embarrassed to come forward for the fear of the stigma?!

Have they been diagnosed with some kind of a terminal disease such an HIV positive and their families don't want to have anything to do with them and they just want to see them go away.

Were they pushed out intentionally out of their households because their families don't have subsistence to sustain living for them.

Did their families leave the country and they just left them behind without worrying about what is going to happen to them in hope that someone will take them and raise them.

I mean How--- Why-- what-- The more I think about it the more baffled I become, I better leave the topic alone before I turn into a nut case.

I hope that in the next few days or so I would read another report revealing that their families have been located or someone out there had come forward to claim them.

4 comments:

Qwaider قويدر said...

I'm equally puzzled by that, but you know. I think the reason might be that these kids came with their families to Jordan, and something happened to the family. But who know .... maybe someone did in fact get rid of them! Maybe they're the sole survivors of a brutal killing!!

(Tealover) said...

This simply makes me feel like crying .. how can these people left unidentified .. unclaimed this way .. it is brutal , hard and for this part of the world irrilevant .. are we loosing our values ?
this is scary .. looking at their pictures makes me sad , and the old man's especially .. dying alone with no family members around .. allah yer7amo ..

OmAr said...

This is totally terrifying! What happened to this country?!

Maha said...

How sad and unusual...ya 7aram sho maga6ee3 :(