Letters to the Editor

Detecting terror

The three recent terrorist attacks in England have focused the world’s attention on the death, pain, and suffering caused by these murderers. However, the successful prevention of other terrorist attacks has not garnered much publicity.

An example of this is the generally unreported capture of two separate Palestinian terrorists trying to enter Israel last month while carrying pipe bombs. In both cases, these men were caught by metal detectors at an Israeli checkpoint.

Critics of Israel frequently complain that the checkpoints are difficult, or even humiliating, for Palestinians.

However, if the choice is to have terrorist bombs hitting major civilian targets versus an inconvenienced population, the choice is easy. England and other nations would be wise to copy the Israeli model.

Arthur Horn, Boca Raton

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