It is certainly the knee jerk American political stance to support Israel without looking closely at the situation. I COMPLETELY DISAGREE! Israel has made a deliberate effort to remove all non-Jewish humans (Christian & Muslim) from the land their families had the misfortune to occupy--and pay taxes on--for the 1000 years before 1948. Israelis whine about how mean the Palestinians are--unarmed Palestinians throw rocks at tanks. Boo hoo. Gaza is a prison camp. People, who were displaced when Israel seized their land & homes, are trapped without any way to leave whether or not they support Hamas. There is almost no economy, no basic services and no hope for a better life no matter what anyone living in Gaza does. Anyone who says this wouldn't make them hate Israel under those circumstances is delusional. Cutting aid will only exacerbate a situation created by Israel's misguided religious zealotry.