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Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza, on April 27. Palestinians have converged on the Gaza border with Israel every Friday since March 30 to stage weekly protests, some throwing stones and burning tires.
Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza, on April 27. Palestinians have converged on the Gaza border with Israel every Friday since March 30 to stage weekly protests, some throwing stones and burning tires. - The Canadian Press

Re: W.T. Beckett: “Letter chose to distort history” (June 9, Page B6), Dr. K.N.I. Bell: “Humanity’s future depends on respect for human rights” (June 9, Page B6); Marilyn Porter: “Check your facts and sources before wading in on Gaza” (June 9, Page B6) and  Frank Holden: “Ill-advised name calling” (June 9, Page B6)

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

Make no mistake, Frank Holden’s anti-semitism is on full display when he states: “If Zionist Israel will just get out of Palestine, Fegelman can call me whatever he wants.” These are the same words that the late and former Hearst News White House correspondent Helen Thomas which prompted her to be fired and ridiculed as an antis-emite. Holden fully advocates for the destruction of Israel and ethnic cleansing of its 6 million plus Jews. Holden fully denies the ancestral, legal and religious ties of Jews for the past 3 millennia to the land of Israel. Denying the right of Jews to self-determination is ant-isemitic and claiming that the IDF are intentionally murdering innocents is unfounded. As well, the Ottawa Protocol on Combating Antisemitism notes that actions are anti-semitic when you hold Jews, as Holden has done, collectively responsible for the actions of Israel.

Furthermore, in recent weeks, Palestinian rioters and terrorists have tried to massacre innocent Israelis by breaching the border armed with assault rifles, grenades, IED’s, molotov cocktails, kite bombs and more. Of the 60 Palestinians killed on May 14, 50+ have been identified as terrorists, the majority from the outlawed Hamas terror group which acknowledges that these fatalities were its own fighters. There’s no shortage of documented evidence showing the aforementioned weapons used by these Palestinians, who, if they had breached the border, would have murdered innocent Israeli men, women and children in cold blood. After all, the March of Return rioters advocate that “from the river to the sea” Palestine must be free (or in layman’s terms: Israel must be purged from the Middle East and made Judenrein, a land without Jews).

Contrary to Marilyn Porter’s claims, the Egyptian-Israeli blockade of Gaza is in place to prevent the Hamas terror group from arming itself with deadly rockets and weapons. There’s absolutely no ban on the importation of medicine and humanitarian aid, which Israel facilitates the transfer of hundreds of thousands of tonnes every year. It’s Porter herself who needs to check the facts and sources before wading in on the Hamas-Israel conflict.

Shamefully, Porter comes to the defence of Hamas, a radical Islamist terror organization that seeks Israel’s destruction and the genocide of Jews. An organization that murders gays, dissidents, and which seeks an Islamic caliphate worldwide.

Mike Fegelman,

HonestReporting Canada

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