"Palestine supporters hold protest in SF against violence in Gaza," www.sfexaminer.com
Poor choice of photos
We were disappointed by your photo essay (by Jessica Christian, July 27). We attended this protest, and we feel that your chosen photographs deliberately and harmfully misrepresented the protest and its intentions.
Nearly all the photos depicted marchers dressed in Palestinian garb, most with scarves or masks over their faces. But in reality, the protesters were highly diverse, including a large Jewish contingent and many Americans of all races who simply want to stop the killing.
Gaza is a human-rights issue, not solely a Palestinian issue as your photographer implied.
The photo essay also showed the burning of an Israeli flag and graffiti equating the Star of David to a swastika. It is unfair of you to spotlight this extremism. The huge majority of the protesters reject these hateful statements. We want peace, not more hatred and violence.
Amber Kerr, Mountain View;
Clara Ackerman, Berkeley;
Nubia Marenco, South San Francisco; Natalia Mogannam, Roseville; Saba Ali, San Ramon; Roohi and Khalid Syed, Union City; Zareen Zaffar, Dublin