Children killed in Gaza: what Hamas wants

07/22/2014 11:07 AM

07/22/2014 9:15 AM

Re "Carnage spreads in Gaza" (Page A1, July 19): There's a heartrending photo of a Palestinian child receiving medical attention from wounds. However, getting photos like that are the very reason that Hamas positions its rocket launchers and arms in hospitals, schools, mosques and homes. The article claims that three-quarters of the casualties are civilians, but cites the same sources which made the same claims during the last Gaza hostilities.

Those claims were subsequently disproved by the U.N., and even Hamas later admitted that they used inflated statistics. When will the media learn that you can't trust Palestinian claims and that Israel does more than any other country to try to limit civilian casualties?

-- Fred Hayward, Sacramento

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