Rocket response

Rocket response

Rocket response

First published in Letters by

THE BBC is using all its state-funded resources to excuse Israel’s massacres in Gaza.

It is again pushing the idiocy that the rockets from Gaza are not a response but a provocation. It has hardly mentioned Israel’s war on the West Bank or Syria.

Since 2006, Israel has blocked all export and import routes into Gaza, breaching UN resolutions and international law, it has made Gaza into the World’s largest Prison and forced separation from the West Bank simply because it elected a government which they, the US – and thereby the UK – disapproved of.

It has terrorised this tiny fragment of Palestine without remission and assassinated its political representatives at will. It is an apartheid state every bit as disgusting as its old ally and BBC favourite, South Africa was.

Hamas could not prevent rockets being launched from Gaza, that the fathers and brothers of murdered children respond in this desperate, futile fashion is well known to Israeli governments, it gives them an excuse to reject any peace proposal and hang onto the 35 per cent of Palestine occupied by illegal settlements.

Roger Westmoreland. The Oval, Pocklington.

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11:46pm Sun 13 Jul 14

gwen4me says...

Israel is making the same mistake that we made for centuries in Northern Ireland. Netanyahu`s stated object is to obliterate Hamas, same as Maggie`s was to destroy the IRA. Underdogs don`t give up, and both Hamas and the IRA have sufficient justice in their actions to keep their people onside. This Middle East war is a catalyst for rebellion and unrest throughout the Arab world, and needs to be settled as soon as possible, and the only way to settle it is NEGOTIATION.
Israel is making the same mistake that we made for centuries in Northern Ireland. Netanyahu`s stated object is to obliterate Hamas, same as Maggie`s was to destroy the IRA. Underdogs don`t give up, and both Hamas and the IRA have sufficient justice in their actions to keep their people onside. This Middle East war is a catalyst for rebellion and unrest throughout the Arab world, and needs to be settled as soon as possible, and the only way to settle it is NEGOTIATION. gwen4me
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