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Israel has acted responsibly against Hamas [Letter]
Israel has acted responsibly against Hamas [Letter]

The recent letter writer critical of Israeli actions in Gaza ("Israel committed war crimes during its invasion of Gaza," Oct. 1) conveniently forgets the origins of the Gaza conflict and the effort that Israel made to reduce civilian casualties. Hamas for the last eight years has been firing rockets into Israel, traumatizing the inhabitants who seek shelter almost hourly. The situation was exacerbated by the murder of three Israeli teenagers by Hamas, admitted to by the spokesman for Hamas and claimed as a great victory. The subsequent search for the killers apprehended a number of Hamas operators in the area where the crime was committed. Israel responded finally to the...