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The Echo’s studied indifference to the plight of the Palestinians and its reluctance to publish letters on the subject reveals the moral fibre of its editorial team. Clearly there is an intention to ignore the local concern about the appalling human rights abuses being systematically perpetrated by Israel in what looks like genocide against the Palestinians.

The complicity of silence in the West has enabled Israel in its genocidal objective ever since a coalition of Zionist terror groups ethnically cleansed Palestine and declared themselves the Jewish state in 1948. The current killing spree is the inevitable culmination of the prolonged permissive attitude towards Israeli war crimes and the unending illegal occupation of Palestine.

The editorial decision to refrain from any mention of the momentous developments regarding Palestine over the past few months is a failure to represent the local community and reflects poorly on The Echo’s editorial ethics. Many of us are deeply disappointed by The Echo’s failure to take a moral stance on this issue.

John Scrivener, Main Arm 

Ed: Last week alone there was a front-page story and six separate letters just on Israel/Gaza, community views on this topic have been covered extensively in The Echo for decades.

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  1. The paradox of the infliction of misery administered by a state that wears its own as a badge is truly stymying of rationale .. that the state of Israel is headed by a war criminal who is propped up in the Knesset by members who would be right at home in the Reich is despicable..

  2. John, cool down. Isreal will cease military intervention in Gaza when the last murdering raping animal in Hanas is eliminated. Until that day arrives expect what is happening to continue. Hamas are the scum of the earth and don’t have a right to exist.


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