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:
- So the children of criminals deserve to be mistreated and denied their human rights?
- So treating others in an inhumane way is always justified where security issues are concerned?
- 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?
- 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?