Letter to the editor: City resolution on cease-fire

To the editor:

I write in response to the article about protesters asking the Lawrence City Commission to adopt a resolution demanding Israel agree to a cease-fire in its war on Hamas.

This news is puzzling, because I really don’t think Israel cares much about what the Lawrence City Commission has to say about this matter. And Hamas’ charter calls for Muslims to “fight Jews and kill them.” It goes on: “Then, the Jews will hide behind rocks and trees, and the rocks and trees will cry out: ‘O Moslem, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him.'” So I really don’t think Hamas cares much what the Lawrence City Commission has to say about this matter, either.

But I do. So, if the City Commission intends to comment, I urge it to adopt the following resolution: “(1) Hamas must release every last hostage it has taken. (2) Hamas must give up every last weapon it has. (3) Every last member of Hamas must surrender to Israeli authorities. And (4) unless those three things occur, we hope Jews continue to defend themselves and are soon successful at destroying Hamas. Can we donate to the ammunition fund?”

Apparently, one commenter claimed that the city would be “on the side of genocide” if it did not issue a resolution demanding a cease-fire. The person who made that comment is dead wrong.

There is combatant in this war that “is on the side of genocide.” It isn’t Israel.

Will Manly,



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