THE JERUSALEM POST
Letters to the editor, June 13, 2006
From Maurice Ostroff
Our countermeasures against rockets fired from Gaza would be
better understood internationally if the Foreign Ministry
flood the UN Security Council with formal protests every time a
hostile rocket is fired at Israel, whether or
not it causes damage.
After all, the Palestinians file such protests regularly, accompanied
by effective publicity.
is no difference in intent between a rocket which falls
harmlessly and another which, God forbid, causes fatalities. Yet
spokespeople and media seem to treat the hundreds of rockets fired at
us as commonplace events, issuing standard
stale statements about
protecting our citizens.
In the circumstances it is unsurprising that foreign media confuse
and effect, giving more prominence to our counterattacks than
to the rockets that provoke them ("Gissin says Israeli media
into Palestinian hands," June 12).