Letter: Blame Hamas
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Letter: Blame Hamas

The organization wants to destroy Israel, and Israel must defend itself.

Cartoon by Yaakov Kirschen, Jerusalem Post, Israel
Cartoon by Yaakov Kirschen, Jerusalem Post, Israel

Lone soldier Mor Lewit does not stand alone (“Check Your Facts Before Slamming Israel,” May 25).

The genocidally driven, politically purposed “plight” of the Palestinians is self-created and entirely Hamas’ fault. Israel’s every offer of peace has been rejected.

The Hamas goal is clear. The destruction of Israel, not peace, is written into the Hamas charter:

  • Article 27A real state of Palestine is a state that has been liberated. There is no alternative to a fully sovereign Palestinian state on the entire national Palestinian soil, with Jerusalem as its capital.
  • Article 20Hamas rejects any alternative to the full and complete liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea.

Hamas manipulated bused-in Gazans into rushing the Israeli border fence to produce injuries and fatalities. This is what Hamas knew the complicit media would focus on. Hamas has publicly acknowledged deliberately using peaceful civilians at the protests as cover and cannon fodder for military operations.

“When we talk about ‘peaceful resistance,’ we are deceiving the public,” Hamas co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar told an interviewer. “This is peaceful resistance bolstered by a military force and by security agencies.”

Israel had no choice about stopping murderous military operatives sent to breach the border under cover of smoking tires.

Bear in mind that Israel left greenhouses intact in Gaza, but the Gazans destroyed them, despite their proven economic benefits. But when your goal is to murder Jews, impoverished people are easier to incite into murderous rage. Cement, for example, used for terror tunnels and not homes really does pose an existential problem.

But thanks to people like Mor Lewit, as New York Times columnist Bret Stephens pointed out, the victimization of the Jewish people is over. Lone soldier, you do not stand alone.

— Julia Lutch, Davis, Calif.

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