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Who deserves the 'terrorist' label? [Letter]
Who deserves the 'terrorist' label? [Letter]

Your article on the alleged kidnapping of three Israeli teens by Hamas points up the need for a better definition of the label "terrorist" ("Israeli leader accuses terrorists of kidnapping 3 teens," June 15). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu uses this term even though he has not yet revealed any direct evidence implicating Hamas or its members. Let's grant, for the sake of argument, that these teens could have been kidnapped by Palestinians, which would of course be a criminal act. But shouldn't it be acknowledged at the same time that the actions of the Israeli government, in their brutal oppression of the Palestinians, is also criminal and...

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