Still too many
Regarding “Every Palestinian who killed an Israeli in 2018, dead or arrested” (January 11), we are encouraged to be relieved that there were only 14 people killed in terrorist attacks last year, the lowest number since 2013, but this number is still too high – especially for the bereaved families.
Were we to eliminate the terrorists in their entirety, all the sadly empty places in Jewish homes would not exist.
What we have instead is leadership that insists that the enemy must not be destroyed. Thus, for we still see thousands of Arabs taking part in the now regular violent Friday protests, launching rocks, firebombs and hand grenades toward our troops – trying to breach the security fence and sometimes succeeding. We, the people, in supporting the leadership that allows this, are complicit in the humiliation and disintegration of our Nation at the hands of our enemies as though we were still a helpless and stateless people. In fact, stateless is what we will be if the concessions and capitulation to our enemies do not end. YENTEL JACOBS