Wall is justified
IMAGINE the effect an eight-metre high wall between Huntingdon and St Ives would have on the towns ( Wall of protest, The Hunts Post, December 13). As far as I know, the people of St Ives don t send suicide bombers to murder the residents of Huntingdo
IMAGINE the effect an eight-metre high wall between Huntingdon and St Ives would have on the towns" ("Wall of protest," The Hunts Post, December 13).
As far as I know, the people of St Ives don't send suicide bombers to murder the residents of Huntingdon. If they did, of course, a wall might be a sensible idea.
Let's look back to Christmas 2000 in Bethlehem. It was a scene of peace and tranquillity. Palestinian territories had undergone regeneration thanks to vast European investment. Then what happened? The second intifada.
The Palestinians brought this onto themselves. Why blame Israel for trying to accord its citizens the basic human right of security and safety from those who are hell-bent on their destruction.
I think it is highly unfitting to use the stage of Christmas for such a politicised statement. By all means have a separate protest, but to cancel traditional ceremonies for highly-polarised politics is wrong.
I am deeply offended. It is not as if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one-sided. The Israelis have lost many innocents to, and there is blame on both sides. But if the wall saves lives, both Arab and Jewish, the inconvenience is better than the alternative.
- 1 Police searching for missing man discover body
- 2 Two-day closure set for B661 between Great Staughton and Grafham Water
- 3 Eight Huntingdon children handed anti-social behaviour interventions
- 4 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
- 5 Meet the Sassy Lassies cycling group encouraging women in Huntingdonshire to ride
- 6 A "determined" Huntingdon man takes on Everest after a double lung transplant
- 7 Recap: Lorry and car crash at A141-A1307 junction in Huntingdon
- 8 Suspected case of bird flu in swan reported to DEFRA
- 9 New homes plan for Huntingdonshire village
- 10 Police check home of 101-year-old animal rights patron for stolen beagles