Re: the May 31 letter to the editor "Israel must take responsibility."
Indeed, Israel has taken responsibility. Its responsibility to protect its citizens from endless homicidal terrorist attacks by an implacable enemy, Hamas. Yahya Sinwar, the head of Hamas in Gaza stated the goal of the “Great March of Return,” which culminated at the border fence: ”We will take down the border and we will tear their hearts from their bodies.” So much for innocent victims.
Israel left Gaza in 2005 (not one Israeli civilian or member of the military remained). A thriving agricultural industry with state of the art greenhouses was there for the Gazans to profit from; instead they destroyed the greenhouses. Also in 2005, a young Gazan woman was treated in Israel for burns and returned for check-ups. She didn’t get to her last one because her suicide bomb vest was discovered at the border.
Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.