I just read a letter calling for Israel to face a U.N. investigation for war crimes.
Maybe she didn't know that Hamas launches hundreds of rockets into Israel after locating the rocket launchers in schools, playgrounds, hotels and hospitals. Or that Hamas sees having civilians killed as great for their PR, because it gets them sympathy from the ignorant.
How does this work? Well, Hamas fires a rocket from a school in Gaza designed to kill Israelis. Israel determines where the rocket came from and sends a message to the Palestinians in Gaza telling them to clear the area because they intend to bomb the rocket's launch sight. Then they fire a harmless smoke bomb to mark the target which again, is a warning to leave. Then they send the real explosives and destroy the school. Four people didn't leave the school and are killed. If they are women or children they will, of course, be photographed. The pictures are sent to the press and people like the letter writer are outraged.
Well, what did the people in Gaza think would happen? Firing bombs willy-nilly at your neighbor is sure to tick them off. (In Bellingham, just setting of fireworks will to it.)
But there is one easy way to stop the fighting. The good folks in Gaza just need to stop lobbing their daily barrage of rockets into Israel. They don't have to like the Israelis, just stop trying to kill them.