Not forgotten

Elliot Davis (Letters, 14 April) has missed one crucial point when he asks why there is no “condemnation from the bien pensants” regarding the Palestinians “under siege in Yarmouk in war-torn Syria, hemmed in on all sides with no means of escape; hundreds killed and tens of thousands made homeless”.

Is it not obvious that they consider criticising any Muslim group as evidence of the cardinal sin of Islamophobia, something to be eschewed at all costs?

Only if they have the opportunity to criticise Israel, all of whose actions are by definition evil in their eyes, do they raise their voices.

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That it should be treating war-wounded Syrians is seen by them as cynical politics rather than the humanitarian gesture it really is.

Martin D Stern

Hanover Gardens