Monday, January 26, 2009

Assault on Gaza

To the Editor:

As an American Jew I am saddened, sickened, and troubled by Israel's immoral, illegal, and brutal assault on Gaza. The mass destruction, death, and suffering being visited upon the captive population of Gaza is collective punishment that would not be possible without US weaponry and US foreign aid (paid for by our tax dollars). For months Israel has blocked shipments of food, medical supplies, and fuel to Gaza. Many Palestinians have no electricity, heat, medicine, food or water. 56% of the population of Gaza are children. Hamas rockets did not break the truce - months ago Israeli Defense Forces broke the truce by entering Gaza to kill Hamas leaders. Remember that representatives of Hamas were democratically elected in an election backed by the US. My heart breaks for the four hundred dead Palestinians and the thousands wounded, as well as, for the four Israelis killed by rockets. This will only stop if enough of us speak out. Please say something.

Eli Kassirer

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