To the editor: There should be a greater approach. How did we get to the purpose the place we expect that greater than 17,000 deaths, the overwhelming majority of them civilians, are acceptable even within the face of a terrorist atrocity? (“As a youngster in Gaza, I dreamed of faculty. Now I really feel condemned to demise by Israel’s bombings,” Opinion, December 8)
And the quantity is rising each day. What number of will likely be sufficient? 18,000? 20,000?
My coronary heart aches for the Israeli hostage households. My coronary heart additionally aches for Palestinian households whose 1000’s of family members are being held hostage beneath mountains of rubble. No quantity of bargaining, no prisoner trade will ever carry them again.
We’re all harm by the horrific variety of lives misplaced and houses become piles of rubble. We can’t come out of this, whilst observers, with out being diminished as human beings, our souls sickened by the cruel acceptance of 1000’s of lives worn out.
There should be a greater approach.
Anne Hormann, Pasadena
To the editor: The play of a 17-year-old Palestinian within the Gaza Strip may be very attention-grabbing.
I am simply curious – would you might have printed a comparable article throughout World Conflict II when US and British forces had been bombing Germany? One who expressed concern concerning the aspirations of a German teenager?
Would you might have demanded that the US and UK cease bombing Nazi Germany as a result of too many ladies and kids had been killed? Who do you assume induced their deaths – the Nazis or the Allies?
Who do you assume is the reason for Gaza’s demise – the Israelis or Hamas?
Tamara Blustein, Los Angeles
To the editor: Anybody who learn the enlightening article by Salma Hamad needed to be moved by her expertise of dwelling via demise, destruction, starvation, thirst and anguish. As a youngster who needed to be accepted into an American college, Hamad’s goals are changed by nightmares.
Please, President Biden, put strain on the Israeli authorities for a ceasefire. We’re additionally responsible as a result of we provided Israel with the weapons used in opposition to the Palestinians.
Suzanne Darweesh, Fullerton
To the editor: Our hearts definitely ache for this younger lady and the Palestinian folks.
Nonetheless, Hamad doesn’t point out something about Hamas having launched the Israeli hostages. In the event that they had been freed, would the bombing cease?
Hamas began this warfare. It apparently would not care concerning the Palestinians it guidelines within the Gaza Strip, as a result of it will need to have recognized that Israel would react this manner after being attacked on October 7.
No shock right here.
Matthew D. Kerster, Gardena
To the editor: I’m grateful that you simply proceed to publish articles written by folks with Arabic names that time out the historical past of this battle from a Palestinian perspective.
Two states, one every for the Israelis and the Palestinians, appear to be the one resolution. This was championed by the assassinated former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and has been opposed by present Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, though he has pretended to help it.
Everybody concerned has authentic grievances.
Eberhard Neutz, Laguna Seashore