Loeb Granoff defends the indefensible (8/11, Opinion, “Israel was forced to impose tough border controls”). It is wrong to seize people’s water, farms, businesses and homes, then prevent them from freely moving in their own land; to prevent them attending schools and universities; to limit food and fuel and medicines so that many die; to bomb and strafe and shoot and maim, to kill randomly; to imprison and torture.
Mr. Granoff might want to take a closer look at the historical record of the conflict before he begrudges Yaser Wishah’s visit to his ailing father in Gaza. Mr. Wishah threw stones as a youth. He tried to fight soldiers who pinned his mother on the floor, then was sent to jail for 10 months.
Would Mr. Granoff not defend his own mother if someone attacked her? Would Mr. Granoff not defend his own house? Would he not pick up something, anything, to throw at an intruder?