Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

There's blatant hypocrisy over deaths in Gaza

LIKE Ronnie Crawford (Write Back, August 4), I'm "opposed to illegal occupation, the killing of innocents, house demolitions and the carpet bombing of residential areas", such as is happening in Syria.

But his claim that it is taking place as "the collective punishment meted out by Israel which is in breach of international law" is completely untrue. What troubles me most is that the largely self-inflicted tragedy in Gaza stirs up so much concern, while there are no demonstrations against genocide in Syria, Sudan and Iraq.

Is it that to even raise an objection to what is happening there might be deemed Islamophobic – something that conveniently is not the case with Israel?

MARTIN D STERN

Salford, Greater Manchester

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