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Attacks use Davis tax dollars

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From page A6 | November 30, 2012 |

The financing of the Israel’s military by the U.S. government amounts to a collective expenditure by the residents of Davis of approximately $650,000 per year. Rather than being used to bombard Gaza, imagine how this money could better be spent on the needs of our hometown!

Israel claims its current attack on Gaza is a response to rockets launched by Hamas, but Israel assassinated Ahmed Jabari, head of Hamas’ military wing, two days after he and other militant leaders agreed to a truce with Israel.

Israel’s treachery isn’t surprising. In March, the Institute for Middle East Understanding said: “Since Israel’s creation in 1948, Israeli political and military leaders have demonstrated a pattern of repeatedly violating ceasefires with their enemies … (which they do) to provoke their opponents into carrying out acts of violence that Israel can then exploit politically and/or use to justify military operations already planned.”

We condemn all attacks on civilians, but it is important to know the facts. Using data provided by the Israeli Defense Forces, Phan Nguyen concludes in a study released Nov. 17 on the Mondoweiss website (Dissecting IDF propaganda: The numbers behind the rocket attacks) that there have been 26 Israeli deaths from rockets and mortars fired from Gaza over the past eight years.

During “Operation Cast Lead” nearly four years ago, Israel killed more than 1,385 Gazans, 320 of whom were children, in 22 days. Another 5,300 were wounded. There were nine deaths on the Israeli side, including four from “friendly fire” and three from Gazan rockets.

While we condemn the rocket attacks, we recognize them for what they are — acts of desperation in defiance of Israel’s brutality.

With its violations of cease-fires, bombing of citizens and journalists in Gaza and its targeted assassinations using a military that is the fourth largest in the world, to portray Israel as “the victim” that is defending itself from attacks outside its borders is a grotesque inversion of reality. It is the Gazans that have the right to defend themselves.

Julia Hunter-Blair

Davis

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