Huge thank you to NIFI supporter William Bennett who has the following letter published in the Presbyterian Herald:
I was very concerned to see such a one-sided piece concerning Gaza in the News section of the October Herald.
The piece, which appears to emanate from Christian Aid, does not mention Hamas once. Your readers may not be aware that Gaza is governed by Hamas, a body which is pledged to destroy Israel and murder Jews. A Hamas spokesman recently lauded the murder of a Rabbi and his wife in front of their children as a heroic act.
Hamas has a history of diverting concrete from civilian purposes to the construction of sophisticated tunnels which extend into Israel. The purpose of these has been shown to be the murder, maiming and kidnapping of Israeli civilians.
Some balance in the coverage of the problems around Gaza would be welcome. Surely Israel is allowed to defend her people