Monday 20 January 2020

Gaza conflict

• When the IRA conducted its campaign of bombings in Britain, it would never have been considered an appropriate response for Britain to blow up Irish ports, airports and sewage treatment plants, or to limit the amount of food allowed into the country to starve and punish the entire population. No one would have thought it acceptable for the British RAF to bomb all of Ireland, killing and maiming civilians.

Why, then, is this allowed to happen in Gaza?

With 1.7 million people densely packed into this tiny area, no one is safe: no child knows if it will wake up tomorrow. This is not a war. There are no equals involved.

Margaret Cahill
Castletroy, Co Limerick

Irish Independent

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