Israeli invasion of Gaza: who's at fault?

07/18/2014 11:07 AM

07/18/2014 9:12 AM

Re "Israeli forces roll into Gaza" (Page A1, July 18): The article says Israel launched its air and sea bombardments, and now its invasion "in response to rocket attacks from the Hamas controlled coastal enclave." This is far from the truth. All evidence indicates that the Palestinians fired their ineffective rockets in retaliation for the Israeli bombardments. Hamas refused the cease-fire since it was not even invited to the Egyptian-Israeli negotiations regarding a truce.

The Gaza enclave is a small Palestinian enclave. In this enclave, Israel created a true concentration camp for the 2 million Palestinians whom Israel evicted from central and southern Palestine in 1948. Israeli bombardments occur often against Gaza, and the present ground invasion is nothing less than brutal murder of Palestinians who cannot defend themselves against an Israel armed to the teeth.

It is about time we reconsider our unfair policy of blindly supporting Israel.

-- Jamal F. Zeid, Lincoln

Editor's Choice Videos

 

Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service