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.

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SAM MAINZER

Friday Bridge

near Wisbech

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