Originally Posted by marktwain
Gix- get real. While "Hamas" needs to be driven out and an open election is needed, in Gaza, "the Palestinians' are not entitled to 'collective punishment.'
War always includes civilians accidentally getting killed and injured but that doesn't make it collective punishment nor cause cessation of hostilities.
The other side of the coin of course is that if Palestinian Muslims really cared about heir civilians they would not put them in harms way on purpose.
There is nothing to convince me that the Palestinians are entitled to being treated as a nation after 65 years of refusing to get along with neighbors. Not just Israel, but Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt have all had to fight against Palestinians and when that isn't going on they fight each other.