Argument: Israel caused civilian suffering to create opposition to Hamas
- Debate: Israeli military assault in Gaza - con argument.
Nicholas Kristoff. "The Gaza Boomerang". New York Times. January 7, 2009 - "Israel’s strategy has been to make ordinary Palestinians suffer in hopes of creating ill will toward Hamas. That’s why, beginning in 2007, Israel cut back fuel shipments for Gaza utilities — and why today, in the aftermath of the bombings, 800,000 Gaza residents lack running water, Ms. Bashi said. [...] “The Israeli policy on Gaza has been marketed as a policy against Hamas, but in reality it’s a policy against a million-and-a-half people in Gaza,” she said."