As a Palestinian, I applaud the author of the Opinion page article ``US Should Increase Aid to Palestinians,'' Oct. 8, for the valor demonstrated in revealing Israel's exploitation of the Palestinian people and in unmasking the farce behind the financial aid now being offered by the United States and other industrialized nations.
We Palestinians have endured 45 years of suffering and massive abuse by both our brothers and foes. It is time that the world concede the injustice and tragedy inflicted upon our people and embrace new policies that will restore our dignity. Walid el Houri, Gulf Stream, Fla.
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