APTOPIX Israel Palestinians

Palestinians evacuate survivors of the Israeli bombing in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

Like everyone I know, I’m sickened by the wanton destruction of lives and property in Gaza, and I do not want my country to be contributing to this obscenity. I read about thousands of children killed and injured, homes and communities destroyed. I feel helpless to end my complicity in this.

I am also sickened by the violence and the cold-blooded calculations of Hamas, which apparently wanted to provoke this destruction to extend their power.

Elected officials and voters, tell Israel they have to stop. They are not accomplishing their objective of destroying Hamas, and they do not even have a plan as to what happens next.

If we cut off assistance, they will have to stop, or at least the U.S. won’t be continuing to enable them.

NELL HAHN

Lafayette

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