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letters | clash in the middle east

People hold Israel to a standard all its own

In the more than seven years since Israel withdrew from Gaza, more than 10,000 rockets have been launched by terrorists at Israel. Normal life in some towns in Israel, such as Sderot, is impossible. Residents must keep track of where the nearest bomb shelter is, for they have only 15 seconds’ warning. As a result, most children in Sderot have been found to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, as do many adults.

When Israel finally takes the action that any other country would have taken years earlier, we seem to only hear of Arab suffering. Does the suffering of Jews not matter?

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