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Israel has a right to defend itself

Israel has a right to defend itself

In his usually overheated rhetoric, letter writer Ray Gordon continues to blame Israel defending itself, while absolving Hamas and Fatah of any crimes ("Stop shielding Israel," March 22).

Is the firing of over 10,000 rockets at Israel civilians by Hamas acceptable to the writer, or the terrorist acts committed by the al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade, an arm of Fatah?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has one goal, namely to ensure that the Jewish state remains free from harm from its Arab and Muslim neighbors.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the Palestinian...