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To the editor:
Although you prioritize NYC and state topics, on Jan. 5, you printed a letter by Michael Gorman about Israel, Hamas and the Palestinians (“Third rail of discourse”). Among other things, I guess he is also an expert on Middle Eastern affairs. I objected to his comment in the last paragraph about "it (Israel) does not have the right to commit genocide on the people of Gaza.” I am not sure what dictionary he uses, but genocide refers to the "intentional" and "deliberate" killing of a large group of people ... to destroy that nation or group."
Hamas wants to kill all the Jews in Israel. Some bordering nations want to see that happen as well. Those 2,000-pound bombs are dropped to reach the tunnels 60 feet underground. It is unfortunate and regrettable that any civilians are injured or killed. But it is Hamas that uses the civilians for human shields and to promote their cause. If Gorman is right about genocide, then there should be many more deaths. Hamas engages to maximize death and terrorize.
Gorman offers no idea how to resolve this — he just uses inflammatory and incorrect words to promote his own cause.
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