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THE JERUSALEM POST

Letters to the editor, June 13, 2006
From Maurice Ostroff

Sir, - Our countermeasures against rockets fired from Gaza would be
better understood internationally if the Foreign Ministry were to
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.

There is no difference in intent between a rocket which falls
harmlessly and another which, God forbid, causes fatalities. Yet our
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
cause and effect, giving more prominence to our counterattacks than
to the rockets that provoke them ("Gissin says Israeli media playing
into Palestinian hands," June 12).


 

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