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Letter: Israel is trying to protect itself

Israel is trying to protect itself

A glaring headline in large bold print stood out in the Nov. 11 edition of The Buffalo News. It said: “Israelis kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza,” and underneath in small print: “Missile strikes prompt attack.” It should have read: “Palestinian missile strike wounds Israeli soldiers” and then underneath in small print: “Israel fires back,” because that is the order in which it happened.

The spokesman for the terrorist organization Hamas texted a message to reporters that “targeting civilians is a dangerous escalation that cannot be tolerated.” The accompanying Associated Press photo of a Palestinian woman grieving at a hospital was heart-wrenching. It reminded me of the horrific scenes televised from Israel after young Arabs were used as suicide bombers in populated areas in order to kill as many Israeli citizens as possible.

Virginia McGroder