Cartoonist Rob Rogers has it wrong on the Gaza conflict

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Rob Rogers’ Aug. 7 cartoon is a terrible misrepresentation of the reality of Gaza. Once again the PG shows its unbalanced and biased journalism.

No indication that Gaza is blockaded not because Israel wants to, but after 2007, with Hamas in control it needs to. Israel turned over Gaza and expelled the Jewish settlers to end the occupation and have what was hoped would be a good neighbor. But with radical terror Hamas in control, there has been death and destruction.

The terror tunnels, weapons stored in civilian facilities and rockets launched from civilian areas are not shown in this horrible cartoon. The Egyptian blockade is not shown. Maybe showing Israeli children (who are not all Jews) cowering under their desks in school or in safe rooms because of consistent years or indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza should be shown. But really what the cartoon should show is a caption of Hamas’ declaration to destroy Israel.

Mr. Rogers has it wrong — the people of Gaza are not being occupied or held captive by Israel; they are being held captive by Hamas and the other terror groups that turned what could have been a beginning of the end of a long and costly crisis with horrible loss of life on both sides into a platform to advance their attacks on Israel and continued suffering by the Arabs in Gaza.

Squirrel Hill

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