Letters: Jul. 12, 1982

To the Editors:

Israel hopes that routing Palestinian forces in Lebanon, mostly at the expense of Arab civilians, will signal the end of Palestinian nationalism [June 21]. Thoughtful Jews, reflecting upon their own often tragic history, surely must realize that humiliation and displacement only strengthen collective identity and the determination to express it.

Hani Ahmad San Francisco

When the dust clears and Israel retreats, one fact will remain: Israel can go home; so can the Syrians. The Lebanese can rebuild their country. But where can the Palestinians go? There will never be peace...

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