Letter to the editor,
Regarding: Hamas – Israeli Annexation Would Be Declaration of War
Hamas is certainly consistent. After Israel’s unilateral withdrawal from Gaza, Hamas won an election, drove the opposition party (Fatah) out of the area, and proceeded to fire thousands of missiles at Israeli population centers, dig tunnels under Israel to facilitate the abduction and murder of Israelis, and encourage Gazans to try to breach the security fence so they could break into Israeli communities and murder Jews. What else could be expected as Israel considers extending civil law to Jewish communities on land designated for Israel in the 1993 Oslo Accords, on the assumption that Final Status Talks would be completed by the year 2000? Clearly, Israel has no right to act without negotiations, even if the Palestinians refuse to negotiate.
Let’s face it, Israel’s enemies don’t hate her for what she does, but for what she is: The nation-state of the Jews in an area where Islamists believe only Muslims are entitled to sovereignty.
Toby F. Block, Atlanta