Edmonton Sun | 04Mar07 | Orest Slepokura
Letter to Editor

"Double Standards"

RE: “DOUBLE standards,” by Mindelle Jacobs, Feb. 26, 2007.
Examples of Israel’s racist contempt for the Palestinian people abound. Here is one example that illustrates in the most literal way how cheaply Jews hold Palestinian life under Israeli military rule. In 1993, four Israeli soldiers killed an 18-year-old Palestinian at a West Bank checkpoint. In 1996, an Israeli military court convicted the soldiers of firing on the victim’s car against regulations, but sentenced them to only one hour in jail, which was suspended, and fined them one agora -- a third of a U.S. cent.

Orest Slepokura

(No one said Israel was perfect.)