I'm trying to understand. Even though the people of Gaza democratically elected Hamas, which rejects the right of Israel to exists, they are innocent civilians. Even though they have launched 12,000 rockets into Israel, because Palestinians build really bad rockets, Israel's response needs to be proportionate. Even though there is nothing that prevents the EU or the Arab League from supplying essentials to Gaza through Eygpt, Israel is expected to continue to supply food and fuel. Even though Hamas has no formal army and views civilians as essential tools in their ongoing conflict with Israel, Israel is to be condemned for imposing "collective punishment." What am I missing here?
from the article: UN human rights chief urges Israel to exercise restraint on Gaza