Letter: Protesting killings in Palestine

A Palestinian woman reacts after seeing her destroyed

A Palestinian woman reacts after seeing her destroyed house during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (Credit: AP / Khalil Hamra)

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In a letter under the headline "More support for Israel from media" [Aug. 1], a reader complained that a demonstration in support of Israel at the United Nations was not covered by Newsday. I have a similar complaint.

There was a protest march on July 25 that started at Times Square and ended one block shy of the Israeli embassy. There was no mention of this peaceful demonstration, which was held to protest the killing of so many innocent people in Palestine. I do not want to see death on either side.

The people in Palestine have not been treated fairly and are trying to survive. Their land and their freedom have been, and continue to be, taken from them. This is not about any particular religion; this is about humanity. It is not necessary for all these people to die.

Other countries are objecting to these killings. I don't understand why my own country continues to give tax dollars to Israel under these circumstances.

Joyce Mongitore, Massapequa

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