By Jacob Sugarman
Source: Read full article at Truthdig
Israel reached a ceasefire with Hamas this week after several days of rocket fire in the Gaza Strip left 4 Israelis and 25 Palestinians dead, including two pregnant women and a one-year-old child. But as of this writing, just three Democratic candidates for president have elected to weigh in on the violence—two of them in defense of Israel, according to Haaretz. Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, who is running an expressly anti-war campaign and whose social media is being managed by a group of teenage students, has offered the lone voice of support for Palestine.
“The bloodshed in Palestine and Israel will not cease until the fundamentally unjust existing structure is jettisoned,” he tweeted. “We cannot support a right-wing racist regime committed to annexation and gradual ethnic cleansing. There must be a binational state with equal rights for all.”
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper called on Hamas to cease its “random rocket fire into Israel,” adding that his “heart goes out to the families of the Israelis killed, and those wounded in the grievous attacks. I call on all parties to show restraint and de-escalate this situation…