To those who would respond that the people of Gaza did this to themselves by hating Israel and the Jews; by electing Hamas as their government, I ask them:

  1. So the children of criminals  deserve to be mistreated and denied their human rights?
  2. So treating others in an inhumane way is always justified where security issues are concerned?
  3. Israel is such fledgling, poor,  vulnerable, weak country that it can’t concern itself with the plight of 2 million people who they are indirectly starving, mistreating and imprisoning economically? 
  4. Jewish values that suggest that everyone is created in the Divine Image; that must treat the stranger as our equal, that addressing the needs of the less fortunate don’t apply to Palestinians?