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Israel and Palestine; letter to my Congressman

Dear Congressman Inslee,
 
Thank you for taking the time to send me your reason (letter below) why you chose to endorse a condemnation of the Goldstone Report; I am afraid I cannot accept your response as a considered one.
 
While I realize you might never see this, I feel you need to understand why we are feeling such agony over your signing of that infamous resolution.
 
I wonder if you have ever visited Gaza?
It is about 360 sq Km (137 sq. mi, see detailed maps below) in total with about 1,500,000 people imprisoned inside…that is almost 11,000 people per square mile (17 per acre) if everybody was neatly spread around all of Gaza, desert and all. If you were told to “run” with your children, where exactly would you have been able to escape Israeli bombs when Israel was even bombing the beaches of Gaza? Israeli forces deliberately even killed entire families who were surrendering with white flags.
Yet you surprise me by saying, “Israel’s implementation of warning efforts that appear to have saved lives“.
Are you aware of DIME weapons that we have provided Israel? Ha’aretz reports that “The problem is that when you are killed – you are ripped to shreds and there is nothing left“. Continue reading
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December 21, 2009 Posted by | Gaza, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment