Danny Wakil, Billinudgel
John Scrivener (Letters, March 27) fails to get to grips with the real issue regarding Gaza – which is how the majority of the population there feel about their brutal leaders, Hamas.
The majority detest the Hamas terror organisation and desperately await their downfall. Publicly expressed opinion that is anti-Hamas is met with likely imprisonment or even death as seen with the recent ‘We want to live’ protests in Gaza.
Don’t take my word; Google Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of a Hamas leader. He devotes his life to showing the world how evil, cruel, and unjust Hamas are.
Hamas has received untold millions of dollars in international aid – intended to benefit the population – but instead of building schools and hospitals, it funnels the money into building tunnels to send terrorists into Israel, as well as personal bank accounts.
This week alone, Hamas has fired well over 700 rockets at Israeli civilian areas in an attempt to escalate tensions before Eurovision in Israel. Its modus operandi is to destroy, rather than build or be constructive.
Scrivener alleges a ‘slow-motion genocide of Palestinians’ – yet the annual population growth of the Palestinian people is one of the highest in the world.
Mr Scrivener, posts like yours do a disservice to the Palestinians. I want them to enjoy a quality life. I want them to reject the likes of Hamas and make peace with Israel so that all parties can co-exist and in fact thrive. Until they do throw off the yoke of Hamas, it’s sadly not going to happen.