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Letter: Bring an end to carnage

By Jackie Nelson, VANCOUVER
Published: November 18, 2023, 6:00am

Hamas attacked Israel by murdering citizens as they enjoyed the benefits of peace in that unsettled land. They randomly killed or kidnapped people of all races, sexes, religions and nationalities, going so far as to invade a Woodstock event as it unfolded. It was a horrendous act of terrorism from a group of marginalized terrorists.

Israel, a country that has been persecuting the citizens in Palestine ever since the Balfour Agreements, retaliated with equal force and inhumanity.

As it now stands, Israel has perpetrated the same level of crimes against humanity that Hamas displayed, with one difference: Israel is a nation, Hamas is not, and before either Hamas or Israel carries out their final solution on the other, the International Criminal Court in The Hague must intervene against the country and the United Nations must sanction and punish the terrorists.

Since the only people still dying are the innocent, I believe that both sides have murdered each other into a stalemate. Let it now stop, bury the dead, release the hostages, and both murdering groups stand trial in front of their respective judges.

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