To the editor: Hannah Moushabeck makes an attempt to argue that the Palestinian trigger has been offered unfairly all through this 75-year-old battle with Israel. (“Hearken to the Palestinians’ tales, not simply the tales that make us villains,” Opinion, December 9)
She writes: “For the reason that starting of October, I’ve watched in horror how the violence unfolded in Gaza.” To argue for higher illustration, she ought to have included the outrageous conduct of the Palestinians who began this confrontation.
On October 7, Hamas fighters from the Gaza Strip invaded Jewish communities and a music occasion, murdering the primary 1,200 individuals they might get to. As well as, hostages had been taken and Hamas fighters have been accused of torturing victims and utilizing sexual violence in the course of the assault.
Moushabeck’s failure to say that is like writing about our confrontation with Japan in 1941 with out mentioning Pearl Harbor.
Books have been written about this 75-year-old battle, together with the probabilities for peace squandered by either side. The listing of complaints is limitless. Nonetheless, nothing can excuse the bloodbath and outrage on 7 October.
It’s really unlucky that so many innocents are struggling, however Israel has been left with no selection to guard itself from Hamas, which is utilizing Gaza’s civilians as a defend.
Michael Telerant, Los Angeles
To the editor: Regardless of all of the rhetoric from Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the necessity to keep away from the killing of harmless Palestinians, the US vetoed a UN Safety Council decision calling for an instantaneous ceasefire.
The UN has outlived its usefulness when a rustic can do no matter it desires with out regard to worldwide regulation.
I hope that each one Palestinian, Arab and Muslim voters in the US will vote for whoever is operating in opposition to President Biden.
Andrew Ko, San Marino