When a child experiences violence and feels rage and throws tantrums etc, we say they are traumatized and send them to therapy. When a returned soldier murders his family over some perceived insult, we recognize that he has PTSD and extend him our sympathies. When a victim of violence kills their attacker, we tell them we understand and would probably do the same. When a Palestinian, who lives with terror every day with no access to psychological help and no hope of escape or reprieve, commits an act of violence, we condemn them and call them terrorist.

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