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This has been an excruciating week in Israel. On Thursday, Israel experienced two bloody terror attacks that left four dead in the midst of a temporary “ceasefire.” Today, Hamas resumed firing rockets at Israeli civilians, violating the ceasefire, and restarting the war it initiated on October 7.

Earlier, the Jewish state released 240 terrorists from prison in order to bring home 81 kidnapped citizens from captivity, while Hamas kept playing shady games with the lists of hostages it let go. Hamas is still believed to hold 137 people, including 20 women and 2 children.

The media has been wrongly equating the Israeli civilians abducted from their homes and from a dance festival with the attempted murderers Israel has released.

Too many media outlets and social media accounts have framed all of the prisoners as minors who were detained for years without trial just for throwing rocks. That is not true.

The overwhelming majority of the prisoners released as part of the deal were arrested for serious crimes, such as attempted murder, assault, throwing explosives, and attacking police officers.

Equating the two sets a dangerous precedent that legitimizes terrorist attacks against civilians everywhere. By not differentiating between innocent civilians and terrorists, it blurs the lines of good vs. evil. It encourages the international community to pressure Israel to stop a war it did not stop.

If Israel is not able to root out the evil of Hamas, Israelis and Palestinians will be condemned to live under the shadow of the terrorist organization. That will not lead to peace; just an extension of war by other means.

If Israel is not able to root out the evil of Hamas, Israelis and Palestinians will be condemned to live under the shadow of the terrorist organization. That will not lead to peace; just an extension of war by other means.

If Israel is not able to root out the evil of Hamas, Israelis and Palestinians will be condemned to live under the shadow of the terrorist organization. That will not lead to peace; just an extension of war by other means.

If Israel is not able to root out the evil of Hamas, Israelis and Palestinians will be condemned to live under the shadow of the terrorist organization. That will not lead to peace; just an extension of war by other means.

If Israel is not able to root out the evil of Hamas, Israelis and Palestinians will be condemned to live under the shadow of the terrorist organization. That will not lead to peace; just an extension of war by other means.

 

Jon Dyson

The only way to end the conflict is for the Palestinians to have governments that do not want to eliminate Israel.

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