Under another cartoon, one of our regular posters pointed out that there is no one more dangerous than a person whose back is against the wall. Hamas is guilty of many offenses against Israel, there is no denying this. Israel has been engaged in policies that are pushing ALL Palestinian backs against the wall. Despite the best efforts of several US presidencies, Israel’s government talks peace and two nation solution while permitting development in land that is being contested. I see why Hamas is attacking Israel. They have had time to smuggle arms across a fluid Egyptian border and to dig tunnels and weapon placements throughout the territory and they are hoping for help from sympathetic arab nations. I understand why some Americans feel their nation is being taken away from them and their rights to bear arms, hate people of whom they disapprove, and force their religious views upon others is being taken away. But just as I support the US Government’s right, AND duty, to suppress violence done by hate groups in the USA, I support Israel’s right to return fire against weapons being fired at their citizens.Hamas would do well to learn the lessons taught by Gandhi, Martin Luthor King, and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Peaceful protest takes a long time, but in the face of superior military resources, it is the wiser path. The Muslim’s would do well to shame Israel into compliance instead of creating sympathy and support for Israel with these poorly considered attacks.Dr. Canuck disapproves of me saying things like this, but….I pray the God of Abraham gives wisdom to the children of Israel and Ishmael as well as the followers of Jesus. May those who worship the most merciful and compassionate Allah, and the loving Father figure given to us by Christ, develop compassion and mercy within themselves, and find a way to respect, if not love, others with whom we share the planet.Respectfully,C.