Israel: Funding killing in Gaza

07/22/2014 9:07 AM

07/22/2014 9:11 AM

Re "Carnage spreads in Gaza" (Page A1, July 19): I appreciated The Bee's printing Saturday of Nick Anderson's cartoon commentary, showing a missile headed toward a passenger jet with the quote from historian Howard Zinn, "There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."

However, it brought me back to the photograph on Page One showing medics treating a wounded baby girl in a Gaza emergency room and the caption stating that about three-quarters of the Palestinian dead have been civilians.

I remembered the billions of dollars in military aid flowing to Israel each year, now being used to support the Gaza bombardment. The Stars and Stripes may not be large enough to cover the shame of killing hundreds of Gaza civilians, but clearly our tax dollars are managing to cover the cost. Shame on us.

-- Douglas Thompson, Sacramento

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