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    • Observer
    • 20.08.11 | 00:07 (IDT)

    Why do you follow the highly charged language of slipshod writers who present this as 'Palestinians' shoot, fire rockets, kill IDF soldiers. It is true that Israel has statehood, and Palestine does not. But it does not follow that whatever 'Israel' does is the work of the abstract 'nation', whilst whatever occurs on the other side is the handiwork of 'the Palestinians'. Your language inadvertently blames an ethnic group for the actions of a political, extremist minority. Try thinking of writing 'Israelis' bombed Gaza, and Palestine launched rockets at Sderot etc., to get some idea of the not too subtle manipulation of attitudes such language discrimination involves. Thanks for your consideration.

    from the article: 30 rockets strike Israel day after coordinated terror attacks kill 8
    First published 09:19 19.08.11 | Last updated 09:19 19.08.11
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