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The root of the recent killings of Palestinian and Israeli children is the military occupation by Israel of Palestinian territories. Collective punishment of Palestinians by the Israeli government will just contribute to the ongoing violence. I am tired of seeing my tax dollars wasted on propping up the Israeli military occupation of Palestine.

Bob Brister

Salt Lake City

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