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Misconceptions about Israel's war in Gaza [Letter]

Misconceptions about Israel's war in Gaza [Letter]

Commentator Adil E. Shamoo's anti-Israel views are beyond ridiculous ("Israel's unjust war," Aug. 1).

Fact: Israel removed itself from Gaza a decade ago, and even tore down settlements. How is this occupation?

Israel was rewarded by Palestinians importing weaponry and cement for "homicide tunnels."

Fact: Israel has engaged in peace negotiations with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, but unfortunately, Mr. Abbas has no influence with Hamas.

Fact: Hamas places no value on the lives of its own citizens, since it launches rockets...