To the editor: With all due respect to UCLA historian David N. Myers, who advocates a “Marshall Plan” for the Palestinians, can we pump the brakes earlier than committing billions to rebuilding the Gaza Strip?
Inside weeks of the devastation, I figured American taxpayers would someway be on the hook for the aftermath. There are a lot of causes to query this, however let’s simply have a look at the obvious drawback: There may be completely no assure that after we pay to rebuild, one aspect or the opposite will not destroy it once more .
The federal authorities would additionally need to borrow much more cash so as to add to the $3 billion in assist we ship to Israel yearly. And that may be correcting a catastrophe that we did not assist begin.
The battle and struggling are definitely horrible, however why ask American taxpayers to assist resolve an intractable drawback when there are such a lot of important points right here that deserve our consideration?
Jeff Heister, Chatsworth
To the editor: Everyone knows that Hamas is a terrorist group. It was elected by a plurality of voters in 2006, the final time the Palestinians had a legislative election. Hamas was seen as a substitute for Fatah, which was accused of corruption and for many years didn’t create a state for the Palestinians.
A ballot performed in Gaza final July confirmed that 70% of the inhabitants there didn’t assist maintaining Hamas in energy. Somewhat, they need to reside in peace like different people who find themselves free.
It’s time for the worldwide group and particularly the USA to present these oppressed folks their very own state and hope for the long run.
The Palestinians have suffered sufficient, and a brand new Marshall Plan would go some strategy to righting the injustice executed to them for many years, starting with the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians from their land from 1947-49 and 1000’s extra in 1967. The sluggish colonization of the West Financial institution will proceed except Israel is compelled to obey worldwide regulation.
With Hamas out, the Palestinians are prepared for peace.
Beverly Ringel, Rancho Mirage
To the editor: For something resembling a Marshall Plan for Gaza, not to mention all of Palestine, to work, the Palestinians should first do two issues.
First, they have to reject their murderous governments and novice armies that siphon assist to start out battles they can’t win, ostensibly with the intention of seeing their very own folks slaughtered in inevitable retaliation. World Battle II ended earlier than the Marshall Plan was drawn up and Europe was in a position to rebuild.
Second, they have to scale back their inhabitants progress. In response to the US Central Intelligence Company, Gaza’s median age of 18 is the thirteenth lowest on the earth.
Historical past has confirmed that nations whose inhabitants progress exceeds their capability to supply schooling, well being care, employment and sound governance can not escape poverty and distress.
Chuck Almdale, North Hills