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What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]
What about Palestinian lives? [Letter]

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the U.S. Senate's Appropriations Committee, on Friday issued a statement on that body's approval of $225 million in aid to Israel. In part, Senator Mikulski wrote, "It's crucial that Israel has the opportunity to defend itself while others are working on cease fires or political solutions." She further wrote that these tax funds will save the lives of Israeli civilians. My question to Senator Mikulski is simple: Is it her position that the lives of Israeli civilians are more valuable than the lives of Palestinian civilians? As of this writing, three Israeli civilians and 912 Palestinian civilians, 268 of whom were children,...

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