To the editor: I used to be moved by Hani Almadhoun’s enlightening article, “My beloved Gaza of crowded markets and vibrant cafes is gone, torn down and a spot of sorrow.”
I’m deeply depressed by the persevering with developments in Israel and the Gaza Strip. I am an American Jew and I have been very supportive of Israel, however I am not of the “Israel can do no flawed” mindset.
The Hamas assault on October 7 was past barbaric. It can’t be justified or defended in any approach.
Three and a half weeks in the past, Israel had the sympathy and assist of many of the world. It has spoiled that with its extreme retaliation and mindless revenge on harmless Gazans, together with kids.
Relentlessly bombing the civilians of Gaza can not get rid of Hamas. Nonetheless, it might provoke additional hatred between the Arab world and Israel (and in addition the US).
It was once mentioned that the Arab international locations surrounding Israel had been adept at “grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory.” I worry that my beloved Israel has now stolen that indispensable high quality from its Arab neighbors.
Let it finish.
Ernest S. Gould, Los Angeles
To the editor: First let me say that I’m very saddened by the deaths of all innocents on each side of the Israel-Gaza conflict. They’re heartbreaking.
That mentioned, Almadhoun makes minimal reference to the barbaric assault on 7 October. He calls it “an assault on Israel” with out mentioning the 1,400 Israelis who had been brutally murdered that morning.
And never even a phrase about Hamas, the terrorist group that carried out this horrific assault.
Do you have got any emotions about that, Mr. Almadhoun, or are Israeli innocents not value mentioning?
Holly Gordon, Fountain Valley
To the editor: A number of paragraphs into the article, the writer famous that kids make up about half of the inhabitants of Gaza.
Think about this: Israel’s army is bombing a inhabitants of individuals, half of whom are kids. How is that not a conflict crime by any rational normal?
Avenging a conflict crime with one other conflict crime is not going to remedy something. It merely ensures that the cycle of violence will proceed.
Sara R. Nichols, Los Angeles
To the editor: My beloved Israel, the agricultural agricultural kibbutzim, was burned down. Life in southern Israel was lived to the fullest regardless that kindergartens had bomb shelters, playgrounds had bomb shelters, and bus stops had bomb shelters.
Strolling on the seashore and sitting in a restaurant had been among the many pleasures of life, and they’re gone too. Many Israeli kids are useless and won’t go to kindergarten and revel in their humorous backpacks.
The place is the condemnation of the barbaric Hamas terrorists? Gazans have had since 2007 to do away with them. Are additionally they victims of Hamas?
Silence shouldn’t be acceptable. Regardless of the silence, my dad and mom survived the Holocaust. We may also survive October seventh.
Esther Friedberg, Studio Metropolis