Middle East Coverage Biased and Lacking

Published: Wednesday, 08/16/2006 12:00 am EDT

We challenge your recent coverage on the current Middle East conflict (Re: "Their Backs To The Wall", Aug. 9). Despite the graphic depiction of the security fence separating Israel and the Palestinians as a tall concrete wall, less than 3 per cent will actually be constructed of concrete and only then with the intended purpose of preventing terrorists from targeting Israeli civilians. The remaining approximately 97 per cent consists of a technologically-advanced chain-link fence system, designed as an early warning system to prevent terrorist infiltration.

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