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LETTERS | Gaza’s woes

Palestinians continue to suffer at hands of Israel

 A Palestinian in Gaza arranged clothes at his shop, which witnesses said was damaged in an Israeli air strike.

MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

A Palestinian in Gaza arranged clothes at his shop, which witnesses said was damaged in an Israeli air strike.

Congratulations to Sara Roy of the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies for her timely, insightful Nov. 23 op-ed (“Where’s our humanity for Gaza?”). It’s refreshing and encouraging to see a column that portrays the plight of the Palestinians.

We see the Israeli side of the longstanding land war between Israel and the Palestinians all the time. There are two sides to this conflict. Roy marshaled her facts and showed to any unbiased reader that the root cause of the conflict is Israel’s illegal occupation of Gaza for nearly half a century and its ruthless economic restrictions of the Palestinians.

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The Palestinians continue to suffer horribly at the hands of Israel. At last, someone who speaks with compassion and knowledge pointed that out to the general public.

William McDermott

Scituate

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