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Thursday, January 24, 2008

2008 Letter to Oregonians on Gaza and Iran

Israel's Right to Live Without Fear
Israel disengaged from Gaza in 2005, and since then has been shelled by over 4,000 rockets. 74% of the children in Sderot, Ashkelon and other Gaza-border cities from the ages of 7-12 suffer from post-traumatic anxiety. Israel had held off as much as possible from routing out the terrorists, but the shelling has intensified and the Israeli citizens have voiced that something has to be done to stop it. Israel has the right to defend itself from these attacks that kill civilians indiscriminately. It doesn't matter how many have died from the rockets. The fear, the running to shelters, the constant stress is more than anyone should bear.
Hamas is backed by Iran. They used its financial resources and its electricity to fire rockets on Israeli women and children instead of helping its population.
The Gaza Strip is still receiving 3/4 of its electricity supply from Israel and Egypt, Hamas terrorists deliberately cut off the only power plant in Gaza, letting 5 Palestinians die in the hospital. They were able to provide all the electricity necessary for the launching of rockets into Israel.

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