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Clearly NOT a mistake!

Reader comment on item: The Aftermath of Attack in Gaza

Submitted by Mark Feldstein (United States), Jul 24, 2002 at 16:12

Strategically, Hamas recently threatened to start targeting the families of Israeli political and military figures. One 1000 pound bomb sends the message that this is a very bad idea which will start with Hamas families first.

I disagree that this was a mistake. It is a tragedy that children are killed, but the fault lies with those who put them at risk, in this case parents who deserve no sympathy. They should have insisted their authorities remove this well known dangerous man from their midst, but instead they were probably teaching those children how to polish Salah's bullets.

Practically, these few deaths will save hundreds of Salah's future intended victims and put Mr. #2 on notice that hiding amongst civilians will not guarantee you freedom to murder.


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