Abeer Najja, American University of Sharjah | January 8, 2009
Palestinians in Gaza need international support to protect their rights and lives. ++ This support is won through media campaigns, and the Palestinians and Hamas are losing. ++ Hamas's aggressive rhetoric consistently plays into Israel's hand: warning that Gaza would be a "graveyard" for Israeli soldiers and talk of killing Jewish children all support Israel's claimed "security concerns." ++ "Hamas's message should be that the Palestinians want peace, but they also want independence and guarantees of their human rights."