Four sections of the discussion from our August 8 #GazaChat, organized

Our tweetchat "How Can We Correct the Misperceptions About Gaza?" was structured around 15 discussion questions. Here were four of them, with "Answers" from around the world!
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JustWorldEd @JustWorldEd 08/08/2017 21:26:36 WIB
#gazachat Q5. The people of Gaza all voted for Hamas, so don’t they deserve to be punished?
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(((Adele Raemer))) @AdeleRaemer 08/08/2017 21:27:43 WIB
@JustWorldEd A5 No - people don't deserve to be punished. The elections were not truly democratic. Dirty politics #gazachat
Alice Rothchild, MD @AliceRothchild 08/08/2017 21:30:05 WIB
A5: Vote for Hamas was largely against Fatah, corrupt, ineffectual, unable to make durable peace. #GazaChat…
Jennifer Bing @JBing215 08/08/2017 21:31:00 WIB
A5 Collective punishment is against international law and immoral. Electricity should never be used as a tool of war #GazaChat
Alice Rothchild, MD @AliceRothchild 08/08/2017 21:31:26 WIB
A5 Gazans have right to make their own choices while facing a brutal and crippling occupation and siege #GazaChat #Palestine
Helena Cobban @helenacobban 08/08/2017 21:32:22 WIB
A5 You r right that an entire ppl doesn't deserve to be punushed. Hope u can join push to #endtheblockade. #GazaChat…
Yousef M. Aljamal @YousefAljamal 08/08/2017 21:32:09 WIB
A5: there is no excuse to justify collective punishment. Again, it was the West who wanted Hamas to run for the elections #GazaChat
Yousef M. Aljamal @YousefAljamal 08/08/2017 21:32:36 WIB
A5: in the same logic, would you accept punishing Americans who voted for Trump? #GazaChat
Yousef M. Aljamal @YousefAljamal 08/08/2017 21:33:23 WIB
A5: if the West does not accept democracy completely, then there was no point behind encouraging Hamas to run for elections #GazaChat
Yousef M. Aljamal @YousefAljamal 08/08/2017 21:34:07 WIB
A5: this is interesting at a time Israel is having secret and announced relationships with many Arab dictatorships #GazaChat
We Are Not Numbers #Gaza @WeAreNotNumbers 08/08/2017 21:36:44 WIB
A5 Even if this was true, Israel employs collective punishment. The people's decision doesn't justify Israel's actions. #GazaChat
Brigitte 🔥 @weareafreeworld 08/08/2017 21:50:01 WIB
@JustWorldEd A5 No they do not deserve punishment for election results, this would be anti democratic. #GazaChat
JustWorldEd @JustWorldEd 08/08/2017 21:31:31 WIB
#gazachat Q6. Israel only acts as it does against Gaza because Hamas keeps firing rockets from there. Why doesn’t Hamas stop?
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Alice Rothchild, MD @AliceRothchild 08/08/2017 21:33:17 WIB
A6 The level of Israeli violence and provocation is extreme, US/Israel study in 2014: Israel violates vast majority of cease fires #GazaChat…
Yousef M. Aljamal @YousefAljamal 08/08/2017 21:34:49 WIB
A6: context is needed. Occupation is there. If there is occupation there is resistance including violent resistance #GazaChat
Yousef M. Aljamal @YousefAljamal 08/08/2017 21:35:13 WIB
A6: for rockets to stop, military occupation and siege has to stop #GazaChat
Yousef M. Aljamal @YousefAljamal 08/08/2017 21:35:42 WIB
A6: it is also not fair to compare home made projectiles with Israel's sophisticated arms #GazaChat
Helena Cobban @helenacobban 08/08/2017 21:35:52 WIB
A6. I was first in Gaza before Hamas existed. Mid 1980s. Israeli repression was extreme!#GazaChat
Alice Rothchild, MD @AliceRothchild 08/08/2017 21:36:00 WIB
A6: 79% of conflict pauses interrupted when Israel killed Palestinian; 8% when Palestinian attacked #GazaChat:……
(((Adele Raemer))) @AdeleRaemer 08/08/2017 21:36:14 WIB
@YousefAljamal A6: There is no direct military occupation. No Israel boots on Gazan ground since Aug 2014 #gazachat
Yousef M. Aljamal @YousefAljamal 08/08/2017 21:36:17 WIB
A6: the amount of bombs thrown on Gaza by Israel in a day war is much more the rockets fired into Israel in one year #GazaChat
Jennifer Bing @JBing215 08/08/2017 21:36:22 WIB
A6 Even when rockets are not fired from Gaza, Israel continues the blockade #GazaChat
(((Adele Raemer))) @AdeleRaemer 08/08/2017 21:38:03 WIB
@helenacobban A6:& LEFT in 20015, uprooting Jews in politically controversial move. Left behind hothouse which Hamas destroyed rather than use #gazachat
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