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Israel's state-sponsored terrorism

Letter writer Nelson Marans asks "Where are the voices condemning Palestinian terrorism?" ( That question can be answered by asking: "What Palestinian terrorism?"

The group Jewish Voices for Peace has stated that the most recent uprising did not come out of nowhere. It is the result of the violence against Palestinians by the Israeli Defense Forces, Israeli police and Jewish settlers is, which has been constant.

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Over the decades, Israel has demolished Palestinian homes, allowed increasing numbers of Jewish settlers to occupy their lands and cracked down with increasingly violent policing practices. The status quo is unsustainable and is now reaching a breaking point.

Last week, the Swedish foreign minister accused Israel of committing "extrajudicial executions" of Palestinians. These charges were also made by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

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Recently, an article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz was headlined "Palestinian attacks fueled by settler violence, senior Israeli commander says."

It is Israel that is guilty of committing terrorist acts against Palestinians, not the other way around. The U.S. should end all aid to apartheid Israel and support Palestinian statehood at the U.N.

Ray Gordon, Bel Air

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