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August 06, 2015

USA Today Good on Israeli PTSD, Until the Last Line

USA Today’s “For Israeli kids, a trigger for trauma” (June 4, 2015), noted the emotional toll on children living under constant threat of terrorist rocket attacks. And not just children; reporter Michele Chabin showed the effect even civil defense drills can have on adults in Israel.

However, the otherwise informative dispatch ends by observing that “in Gaza, the children don’t even have” access to bomb shelters like most Israeli youngsters do.

It doesn’t tell readers that in the Gaza Strip—ruled by U.S.-designated terror group Hamas—the leaders spend billions of dollars on rockets and cross-boundary tunnels to strike at Israelis while they expect their own civilians to serve and sometimes die as “human shields.” Why no civilian shelters in Gaza? They’re not a Hamas priority.

(The above item is a slightly-expanded version of a CAMERA letter to USA Today that was not published.) -- by Sean Durns

Posted by ER at August 6, 2015 05:23 PM

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y dont u point out the tunnels r used only 4 top peopl in hamas 2 shelter

others r not allowed 2 use them

Posted by: em at August 7, 2015 08:10 AM

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