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The Palestinians are not victims

The Nov. 15 front-page photograph of a crying Palestinian was another clear example of your biased reporting on the Middle East [“Israeli aircraft pound Gaza”]. While the death of a child is a tragedy, it happened not out of the blue but as a result of constant rocket attacks by Hamas into Israel’s southern communities.

Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza and handed it over to the Palestinians. Instead of building a state, the Palestinians have used it as a launching pad for attacks on Israel. The Post mentioned none of that in its photo caption or in the accompanying article.

Stop portraying Palestinians as victims. If the Palestinians were engaged in building a state instead of trying to kill the citizens of their neighbor, these defensive strikes would not be happening.

Seth Shapero, Gaithersburg

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