Israeli Reaction: More Killings Than the Crime

Letter in the Boston Globe, by Eva Moseley, July 10, 2014.

THE NEWS from Israel/Palestine is even more disheartening than usual, but a few things mentioned, or not mentioned, in the news article “Youth’s death sparks clashes” (July 3) stand out.

One is that, in searching for the killers of the three Jewish teenagers, Israeli forces have not only arrested “more than 400 alleged terror operatives” but also killed “at least five Palestinians.” Israeli forces have killed more people than were killed in the original crime.

The Palestinians — who have no army, navy, or air force and little control over the places where they live — need security at least as much as Israelis. The great preponderance of violence comes from Israel, well-armed with US tax money.