To be a liberal is to be for the party of humanity: For human rights and human dignity for all persons regardless of nation, color, or creed.
Last Saturday, Hamas perpetrated a horrific attack on civilians, in violation of these universal rights. Hamas should immediately free its hostages without condition. The state of Israel has responded in horrifying fashion, indiscriminately attacking civilians.
Any just path forward will begin from respect for the human dignity of all. Right now, this requires Israel to cease its indiscriminate attacks, end its inhumane blockade, and honor the laws of war.