I will disagree with Ivo. Steve follows a faulty reasoning to it's horrific conclusion. The majority of the population voted for Hamas as the organization that was providing some social services, as opposed to Fatah, which was thoroughly corrupt and incompetent. The world encouraged the election in the name of democracy. Now the implication is that because of Hamas' rockets since that time, the entire population should be made to suffer. Kafkaesque indeed! Witness the Afgan/NATO actions in Marjah now, where citizens are to be protected rather than slaughtered. It puts the IDF and Israeli leaders to shame.
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'