Saturday, August 1, 2015

My letter to the NYTimes RE Jewish Arsonists Suspected in West Bank Attack That Killed Palestinian Toddler

 Ali Saad Dawabshe
RE Jewish Arsonists Suspected in West Bank Attack That Killed Palestinian Toddler

Dear Editor,

Many of the Israeli settlers currently usurping Palestinian land, rights and life are economic opportunists, some are religious zealots. All play a part in making a bad situation much much worse.

Israel's sovereign investments in the ongoing impoverishment, persecution and displacement of the native non-Jewish population of the Holy Land generates both motives and opportunities for extremism on all sides to flourish.

Globally both private funds and public money are being funneled into empowering Israel's Jews-preferred policies, actively sabotaging respect for universal basic human rights and the rule of fair and just laws.

A Palestinian family and home targeted for destruction by an Israeli- and an 18 month old Palestinian baby burned alive. This is not an isolated incident, connect the dots: "Since 1967 and the beginning of the Occupation, the Israeli government has demolished over 28,000 houses belonging to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem." "Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system notorious for the systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children."

How much more cruel must the Israel/Palestine conflict get before America's media, and our politicians and religious leaders, are more honest about Israel and the part money and bigotry have been playing in perpetuating the very real plight and suffering of the Palestinians?

Anne Selden Annab

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