Taking inspiration from an amazing comment by a fellow community member I would like to state my own sorrow at the loss of innocents. Both sides of the Israeli/Palestinian divide have encountered untold sadness and grief over the years and with each new loss the future, at times, seems bleak at best.
However, we cannot allow atrocities committed by some to cause us to lose awareness of our own humanity as well as those with whom we disagree. We know the pain of loss and when the loss occurs by our political opponents we should express our own sorrow for what has occurred so tragically to them.
I have certainly failed at times in the past to do so and wish to thank my friend for reminding me with his most gracious post.