Sorry, qearoid. When one's government is involved in aggression against one's neighbour, it lies ill in the mouth of the people who elected that government, who promised aggression, to cry "collective punishment". In any event, what do you think of the rockets. Is that a form of punishment that targets those that deserve to be punished. Hamas violence lies at the root of all this. In any event, given the Islamic neighbour to the West, there is no punishment whatsoever. States are entirely in their right in protecting themselves and Israel does that. Moreover, its a peculiar form of collective punishment given that Israel supplies electricity, water, petrol, basic foods and medical supplies.
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
from the article: Turkey to Israel: Lift blockade of Gaza