Out of proportion

The response of Israel to the attacks from Gaza is out of proportion. Whilst I defend the right of a country to protect it’s inhabitants the treatment of the Palestinian people by Israel is unjust. I saw a play called Salaam Bethlehem by Riding Lights Theatre Company in York last December. It is set in a Christian Palestinian home. It made me realise how the Palestinian Community has been humiliated by the overwhelming response of the Israeli authorities to the terrorist attacks in their country. The tension between these communities is as old as modern Israel itself. More bombs, bullets and rockets will never solve the problem. The international community is right to raise a protest, it must also increase its efforts to bring agreement and peace between the two sides. Both have a right to exist, neither has the right to dominate and humiliate the other. Salaam Bethlehem. 

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