Saturday, August 1, 2015

My letter to CSM RE Arson attack in West Bank deepens tensions over Jewish settlements

A man shows a picture of 18-month-old Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha who died when his family house was set on fire by Jewish settlers ... Lion's share of attention
RE : Terrorism & Security Arson attack in West Bank deepens tensions over Jewish settlements (+video)

Dear Editor,

It is hard to know how best to respond to more heart breaking news regarding the horrific suffering of Palestinian children as Israel's illegal occupation grinds on and on, day after day year after year.

Insiders who are aware of the very real plight of the Palestinians know that time and time again context gets lost as basic facts are ignored.  FYI 28,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967.

FYI Israel currently has 261 Jewish-only settlements and ‘outposts’ built on confiscated Palestinian land.... oh and 2,061 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.... furthermore 5,750 Palestinian men, women and children are currently imprisoned by Israel (164 are children (17 under 16.) 

Price tag?  Calculate the sum of the big picture as Jews-preferred Israel, generously subsidized by both private and public funds, continues to harshly persecute, impoverish and displace the native non-Jewish population of the Holy Land. 

Calculate the cost, and the cruel ramifications of the Israel/Palestine conflict as Palestinian refugees continue to be denied their inalienable natural, legal and moral right to return to original homes and lands.

Anne Selden Annab

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