17: "Easing Gaza siege would help Hamas." Well, yeah, and leaving any Gazan alive also helps Hamas - but that isn't exactly a good enough reason to go out and kill 'em all. That logic is equally as true regarding your statement i.e. this collective punishment of Gaza is the WRONG way to "hurt Hamas", and therefore it should end regardless of wether (or not) ending it "helps Hamas". The ends do not always justify the means, 17.
Entrance to Jerusalem's Old City to be opened to residents, Israeli citizens and tourists (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S.: Easing Gaza siege would help counter Goldstone