“You And We Are Both Victims Of Hamas” November 1, 2023October 31, 2023 If I were writing the movie, a huge fleet of U.S. cargo planes would be flying over Gaza 24/7 air-dropping pallets of food — ideally avoiding Hamas strongholds — with leaflets in Arabic saying: We Israelis and you Palestinians are victims of the same scourge — Hamas — who slaughtered our innocent civilians in a long-planned surprise attack and now sit eating and drinking in their tunnels while you starve. This food comes from us Israelis — with the assistance of the United States Air Force — with the same good will that has long led us to treat wounded Palestinians in our hospitals; to train Palestinian doctors in our universities; and to welcome more than a million Palestinians as Israeli citizens, with full voting rights and the right to serve in our Knesset. All we have ever wanted is to be left alone. When we left Gaza in 2006, we hoped you would build a prosperous nation. Instead, some of you attacked us even as we were leaving . . . devoting enormous resources to building tunnels and weapons to kill Jews, Hamas’s stated goal. We have never wanted to kill you any more than most of you have wanted to kill us. Our goal is to free you — and us — of Hamas once and for all. It is the only road we see to peace. May God be with you. Shalom. Obviously, it would be written much better. But that’s the gist. Make any sense? Any chance?