State of Israel no different to Islamic State

S Kleiman (Letters, February 15) is obviously distressed by the expressed concerns of Gareth Smith and Fast Buck$.

Can I suggest that he goes to the excellent Byron Bay library where, on the shelves, he will find The Way To The Spring by Ben Ehrenreich (a Jewish writer) and Occupation Diaries by Raja Shehadeh (Palestinian Christian).

Both books detail the daily suffering and hardship imposed upon the Palestinian people by the harsh and brutal Israeli State which, with its brutal oppression and merciless seizing of land, is ultimately no different to Islamic State.

Perhaps  he will then understand why so many people are horrified by the illegal occupation of Palestine and why it is important that this brutal gross injustice is constantly brought to attention.

Rick Molloy, Goonengerry

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