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Hamas militants aren’t basking in the limelight

In an otherwise well-written commentary published in The News on Nov. 28, Trudy Rubin mentions “while Hamas militants bask in the global limelight.” Basking under blockade? Basking under threat of assassination by Israeli rocket? Building rockets in your garage to fire at Israel is insane. Failing to realize that this behavior is brought about by previous occupation, current blockade and pressure is equally insane.

“Because you were prisoners in Egypt, be good to the strangers among you. Love them as you do your own.” This is prescribed in Leviticus, the book of Jewish law, and failure to observe is one of the specific indictments in the book of Leviticus.

David Gaeddert

Amherst