I’ve recently been watching Ken Burns’ documentary about the Holocaust, and while nothing can compare to the horrific evil that took place during the 12 years between 1933 and 1945, there are some parallels in human suffering between then and now in Gaza.
After relentless bombing, there is very little fuel, food, water, health care, or sanitation left in the country, and 2/3 of the population of 2.3 million are now homeless. Disease is rampant.
While I understand the simmering rage of the Jewish people for what happened to them during World War II, and then being attacked again on October 7, it seems to me the response could have been handled differently to avoid more civilian casualties.
I’m no expert and I don’t pretend to be. But logical thinking suggests that the more innocent people who are killed, the more terrorists there will likely to be in the future.
It’s all about retribution, which is cyclical, and often with no end in sight.
But PEACE is achievable and must always be our highest goal, no matter how elusive it may be.