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In his opinion piece in Sowetan on January 15 headlined "Hamas is to blame for Israeli raids", David Saks presents your readers with fabricated stories and Zionist propaganda.
I have never heard of a people who asked to be bombed. Saks uses US military speak like "enemy civilians", "legitimate military targets" and "collateral damage".
There are no enemy civilians. A civilian is a civilian and civilians cannot be legitimate military targets. Collateral damage refers to innocent victims of unprovoked wars such as the one Israel currently wages against unarmed Palestinians, and the ones the US waged against Iraq and Afghanistan.
Saks has the gall and temerity to refer to an occupied people as terrorists. His entire article blames the victims. Let me remind him that it was at the Zionist Congress of 1897 in Basel, Switzerland, that a decision was taken to create, through terrorist means, a Zionist state for Jews from Eastern Europe and Russia.
It is not the first time that Zionists have committed such atrocities. In 1948, many of the indigenous population were bombed and raided out of Deir Yasin where 250 Palestinians, mostly women and children, were killed. Did they fire rockets? The blame for the latest attacks rests squarely on Israel. South Africa should cut diplomatic relations with that country.
Sam Ditshego, Kagiso