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Letter: Palestinians denied basic freedoms

We have read many articles reporting on Gaza, but what is missing is comments about the motivation for the rocket launchings. For two years after 2012, no rockets were fired in anticipation of the lifting of the Israeli blockade.

Palestinians want their freedom just like we Americans, who would passionately defend ours. For 40 years Palestinians have lived under military law, unlike civil law governing Israelis. Israelis have rights of speech and assembly and protection from search and seizure. The Palestinian population, without an army, a navy or an air force, is alleged to be a threat to the existence of Israel, the most powerful military in the region, backed by the world’s superpower.

On this assumption, Israel continues to deny Palestinians the most basic freedoms. Is this just?

Stefan Edlis


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