Letters to the Editor | March 1, 2023


Why Does Israel Demolish Houses?

Regarding “Why Does Israel Demolish Houses After Terrorist Attacks?” (WJW, Feb. 23):

Ron Kampeas has written a very informative piece about a decades-long Israeli government policy that demolishes the homes of Palestinian families of suspects who kill Israelis in terrorist attacks. Beyond being a form of collective punishment, Israeli leaders should seriously consider how such an action may impact the Palestinian Authority’s incitement campaign in their early childhood education programs. A Palestinian child whose family’s home has been destroyed by the Israeli government can become indoctrinated to believe that all Israelis and Jews intend to harm all Palestinians and Muslims.
Barry Dwork, Alexandria


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