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Byron Shire
January 18, 2022

Crisis in Palestine

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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.

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  1. Very predictably, and rather arrogantly, you presume to tell us how Palestinians feel about the resistance.

    How about I, as a Palestinian, tell YOU how we feel about the resistance?

    We want to be free (just like everyone else) and it is Israel’s brutal and racist occupation that is crushing us daily.

    We resist because human beings want to be free, without exception, and Israel is brutally occupying our homes. Oh, yes we understand, Israelis want us to live as their racial inferiors forever, without human rights, and to be crushed anytime we demand freedom. That is what Israel calls peace.

    NO, we will resit being your racial inferiors in our own homes, because the human spirit will always fight to be free.

    Just as the UN and the majority of the world says, Israel needs to get its murderous army out of the state of Palestine and let the people be free. then and only then can there be real peace. There can never be peace under apartheid.

    BTW, you should know that massacres happened on both sides, many villages (including my mother’s) were attacked and Palestinians were butchered by Jews.

    Also, Palestinians never fought for the Germans – actually 12,000 fought for the allied forces (you and the lying Netanyahu are totally on point here).


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