Regarding "Israel erects barriers to peace" (Feb. 25, Letters): Only a prejudiced person would overlook the fact that Israel is being hit by rockets and mortar shells on a daily basis, destroying homes and property by attacking civilian communities. These unjustified attacks by Hamas are backed by Syria and Iran, which do not wish to permit a peaceful solution between Palestine and Israel.
The letter writer implies that Israel is the cause of the problems in the Middle East. The reason why there cannot be peace in the Middle East has nothing to do with Israel and everything to do with Syria and Iran. That should be apparent to everyone by now. Terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas are sponsored by Iran and Syria.
If rockets were fired upon our country from neighbors to the north and south, I'm sure this country would respond in a manner similar to Israel. Any country that was attacked every day would defend itself.