Mike Merryman-Lotze is inherently stupid. First, he gets this fact wrong: "Since seizing power in 2007, Hamas..." Hamas, pledging to destroy the State of Israel, was voted into power in a UN-monitored election. The Palestinians chose these monsters of their own volition. Mike's idiotic completion of the sentence: "Hamas has worked to control and limit violence from the territory." Hamas has done no such thing, even the notion is ridiculous, so Mike is clearly an Arab-loving or Jew-hating twit. Mike then makes up this ludicrous statistic, offering not even a link, let alone a credible reference: "there were only 14 rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel between January and August this year". No, if you go to, for example, www idfblog com / facts-figures / rocket-attacks-toward-israel, you will see that this year there have been no fewer than 450 rockets from Gaza. Little Mikey is apparently a liar and a dope, at the same time. Mikey, it's 2016... we have Google... we can easily check these things!