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Burning issue


The world should make a concentrated effort to stop Israeli aggression in the West Bank.

The world must act on the Israeli occupation on Palestine. The world should stop Muslims’ oppression in West Bank by Israel (“Israelis burn down Palestine properties across West Bank,” Nov.23, Gulf Today).

It is gross injustice that millions of Muslims have died during the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and nobody is making an honest effort to end the long-standing conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Israeli settlers attacked five villages in the occupied West Bank overnight, torching vehicles and olive trees, and leaving graffiti on the walls of homes, Palestinian officials said on Friday.

Ghassan Daghlas, a spokesman for the Nablus governorate, said the Jewish settlers set fire to five cars and spray-painted graffiti on more than 20 others. Villagers circulated photos of the damage on social media.

Israeli police say they are investigating the reports and that police and military units will visit the area.

Hundreds of thousands of Jewish settlers live in the West Bank, which Israel occupied in the 1967 Mideast War. The Palestinians claim the West Bank as part of their future state.

Hardline settlers have been known to carry out “price tag” attacks in response to Palestinian attacks or perceived efforts by Israeli authorities to limit settlement expansion.

The dispute between Israel and Palestine has to come to an end. The war and occupation are not the solution of any problem between Israel and Palestine.

It is the need of the time to make sincere effort by the powerful countries in the world and solve the issue once and for all.

Asim Khan
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