Yasher Koach to Joan Less on letter to the editor today, May 4, 2016

Yasher koach to Joan Less for her letter in the SF New Mexican today, responding to our post about William Scoular’s letter re: Bill Stewart’s column:

Failing its people

William Scoular (“Instability is profitable,” Letters to the Editor, April 25), responding to Bill Stewart’s column (“What’s fueling Palestinian violence?,” Understanding Your World, April 15), identifies Palestinian violence as “stemming from a disparity between Israel’s relative prosperity and security and Palestine’s relative poverty and insecurity.” If the government of Hamas would invest in building schools, colleges, hospitals and homes in Gaza, its people would have the opportunity to achieve the relative prosperity and secure lifestyle that eludes them now. Instead, Hamas invests in weapons and building tunnels, leaving the people frustrated and hopeless. Surely many other factors influence the Middle East troubles. But shouldn’t the Palestinian government in Gaza share the blame for failing its people time and again?

Joan Less

Santa Fe

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