I would like to thank you for publishing the story of Yaser Wishah (1/11, A-1, “In death’s shadow, life shines; As her husband in Olathe waits anxiously, a woman surrounded by bombing gives birth in Gaza”). As an American from a Palestinian heritage, I felt deeply for Mr. Wishah’s dilemma.
My family lives in Jerusalem, and in many times during the past 30 years when I have been away, the phone has been the only method of communication. Many times during war and crisis, we don’t even have that available.
I also thank you for reminding us all that the Gaza crisis and war has human casualties. The people who are suffering and dying in the thousands all over Gaza are not shadows or ghosts. They are mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, children and grandparents, all human, all dying. They are people who are lost in the news analysis of who is right and who is wrong.
We pray for the end of this new war and pray that we have leadership in the United States that will see the wisdom of ending this 60-year-old, never-ending war.