Apr. 3, 2019
Blame for Suffering in Gaza Belongs to Hamas – Jeff Robbins (Boston Herald)
There is no independent Palestinian state flourishing next to Israel because that arrangement was rejected by Palestinian leaders – before Israel was created and after it was created.
There is a security fence separating Israel from the West Bank because a multiyear bombing campaign orchestrated by Palestinian leadership, aimed at blowing Israeli civilians to pieces, made one necessary.
Since its armed takeover of Gaza in 2007, Hamas has sentenced Gazans to ever-deepening poverty, ripping off tens of millions of dollars of what was supposed to be humanitarian aid in order to build tunnels to attack Israel.
The writer is a former U.S. delegate to the UN Human Rights Commission.