Warren Kennedy, Mullumbimby
My thanks to Danny Wakil, his reply to my letter confirms what I wrote – he is in denial when he refuses to accept what every impartial observer can clearly see: Israel’s occupation of Palestine is the cause of the violence. As the saying goes, there are none so blind as those who do not wish to see.
He is fooling himself if he really believes ‘Israel left Gaza completely in 2005 in the hope of peace’. First, they didn’t leave Gaza completely, they just turned it into an open air prison.
If Israel wanted peace it would have allowed Gazans to develop their economy and rebuild their devastated infrastructure but they have deliberately prevented this. If they wanted peace they would not have continued to settle Israelis in illegal West Bank settlements, stealing Palestinians’ land and water.
Israel is not acting in good faith but its plans for annexation might have been set back if Netanyahu can’t form a government after the new election. One can only hope.