Collective Punishment in Gaza

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Over at the Progressive, editor Matthew Rothschild denounces Israel’s decision to collectively punish the Palestinians in Gaza–Israeli forces have targeted bridges and the area’s sole power plant–in retaliation for the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier, and he criticizes the Bush administration for averting its gaze. Predictably, the piece has elicited some strongly worded reader feedback. Agree or disagree with his analysis–though at a minimum it’s hard to see how the Israeli response is remotely “proportionate”—but do take a look.

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