HRC In Chronicle Herald: "Israelis Also Suffering"

September 8, 2014

In the Chronicle Herald on September 6, HRC Executive Director Mike Fegelman draws reader’s attention to the unrelenting terror that the Israeli city of Sderot has received in recent years:

Chronicle Herald: Mike Fegelman: “Israelis also suffering” (September 6, 2014) 

Rev. Charles M. Webster (“Gaza: conflict suppressed will explode,” Sept. 5) refers in his letter to the city of Sderot but fails to inform readers that this Israeli city has borne the brunt of over 10,000 Palestinian rockets intended to maim and murder civilians.

Even though Israel withdrew its settlers and armed forces from the region in 2005, a quarter of a million Israelis have been on the receiving end of these incessant terror attacks from the Gaza Strip.

Perhaps most egregious is Mr. Webster’s failure to acknowledge that Israel built the west bank security barrier after Palestinian terrorists murdered more than 1,000 Israelis, Jews and Arabs alike.

This security measure, along with its military checkpoints, are necessary to provide safety for all of Israel’s citizens.

Mike Fegelman, HonestReporting Canada, Toronto


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