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July 17, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Media make victims of Gaza residents and Hamas

The casualties and loss of life in the struggle for peace between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip are in clear view, yet the several hundred lives lost in Gaza takes on even greater significance than the 150,000 lives lost in Syria ["Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce," Nation & World, July 17].

Why is that?  Because the media chooses to elevate Gaza as a symbol of victimhood, aiding Hamas’ purpose to use Gaza as justification of raining rockets on Israel since Israel’s total disengagement from Gaza in 2005.

Since Israel’s complete withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, Gaza has become a storehouse and launching pad for thousands of rockets and Iranian-supplied warheads against Israel. Hamas calls upon their citizens to use their own bodies as shields for Gazan terrorism.

Last Sunday’s article “Israel Blasts Civilian Targets” shilled for Hamas. Israel protects her people. Hamas victimizes Gazans, Israelis, and soon would victimize Egyptians if left unchecked. Suffering in Gaza is because of Hamas. Even the Egyptians are calling for Hamas to stop its terrorism from Gaza.

Why does our American media refuse to recognize that the answer to bringing peace to Israel is for Hamas to stop victimizing Gazans and its campaign of terror against its neighbors?

Karen Worstell, Gig Harbor

Comments | More in Israel, Palestinians | Topics: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Israel

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