Regarding the Aug. 31 Point of View “ May we always have angst”: Rabbi Eric Solomon neglects certain critical facts.
Consider the following: Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel. What civilized nation has such a charter? Hamas hides much of the ordnance it uses in the thousands of strikes against Israel in civilian targets. That shows a total disregard for life.
But Hamas celebrates death (martyrdom) so it makes sense that it would use civilian cover for weapons. Imagine if Canada were immediately north of the North Carolina border and fired large quantities of ordnance randomly at civilian targets in North Carolina and indicated in its charter North Carolina should not exist. What demands would we make of our government?
Recently, Hamas killed in public (in front of people of all ages) about 20 “Israeli spies/sympathizers” after a very quick “trial.”
The bottom line is if Palestinian people want peace with Israel, they need to renounce the beliefs of Hamas and rid their land of those who preach this special brand of hate. Show me any civilized people who advocate the destruction of another group of people. Progressives don’t want to hear this, but just look at the facts!