LETTER:Humanitarian crisis

I write with a heavy heart, compelled to draw attention to the dire humanitarian crisis unfolding in Gaza.

The recent bombings and the deliberate deprivation of civilians are unconscionable acts that demand the world’s immediate attention.

It is disheartening to witness the suffering of innocent lives caught in the crossfire and we must unequivocally condemn any actions that result in the starvation and harm of civilians.

Such brutality is never acceptable and it is our moral obligation as a global community to stand against the violation of basic human rights.

In examining the complexities of the situation, it is crucial to acknowledge the unspoken motivations that often drive conflicts.

The valuable natural gas reserves in the marine shelf off Gaza cannot be ignored as a potential contributing factor.

While geopolitical issues may complicate matters, we must not lose sight of the fact that the primary victims are the people of Gaza, who bear the brunt of this crisis.

The international community must unite to address the root causes of the conflict, advocate for the protection of civilians, and ensure that humanitarian aid reaches those in desperate need.

Only through collective efforts can we hope to bring about a resolution that prioritizes peace, justice and the well-being of the affected population.

Kate Lore

Port Townsend