Regarding “The awful decisions I’ve made to protect my children in Gaza” (Other Views, Aug. 3):
I hope the author and her family will make another decision when this current conflict is over — namely, to rise up and kick Hamas out of Gaza.
Hamas has brought all of this violence onto the people of Gaza by lobbing not one or even a dozen, but hundreds and hundreds of rockets and mortar shells into Israel.
The only reason Israel has not suffered a like number of civilian casualties is because it has invested much in protecting itself. And it doesn’t hide its weaponry and munitions in schools and nurseries.
I’m not a Jew, and I don’t particularly buy into the rationale that we should side with Israel because it has a biblical, God-given right to occupy that land.
I am a person who recognizes barbarianism when I see it, and Hamas definitely qualifies.