Reck­less be­hav­iour led to fam­ily’s mur­der

The Oban Times - - Letters -

Sir, Any­one who trav­els by air any­where will know the drill. Lap­tops out, toi­letries un­der 100ml in plas­tic bag, belts off, watches off and shoes off.

It’s the price democ­ra­cies pay for stand­ing up to ter­ror. That’s why the lat­est vi­o­lence in Is­rael caught my eye.

On July 14 two Is­raeli po­lice of­fi­cers were mur­dered in Jerusalem by three Is­raeli Arabs who had smug­gled au­to­matic weapons into the Al Aqsa mosque. Is­rael then in­tro­duced metal de­tec­tors to pre­vent weapons be­ing taken into the site and that led to Pales­tinian lead­ers call­ing for vi­o­lence against Is­rael.

As a di­rect con­se­quence of that call for vi­o­lence, a fam­ily of three, sit­ting down to din­ner, were slaugh­tered by a Pales­tinian ter­ror­ist on July 21.

I was ap­palled that a group of peo­ple who want to be seen by the world as vi­able lead­ers of a new Pales­tinian state be­haved so reck­lessly that it led to the mur­der of an in­no­cent fam­ily. Su­san Wal­lace, Fort Wil­liam.

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