Shame on Jack Layton....
He can't see the difference between the firing of rockets by the Palestinians onto Israeli cities, and the targeting of terrorists, and their rockets, by Israel. Here's a portion of the NDP statement.
New Democrats deplore the escalation of violence between the government of Israel and militants in Gaza and are profoundly alarmed by the loss of civilian life.Israel never targets civilians; the Palestinians target civilians on a daily basis.
Whether Hamas rocket attacks on Israel or Israeli military campaigns in Gaza, violence against innocent civilians must stop. Notwithstanding every nation’s right to self-defence the Israeli government's response is disproportionate, and the use of rockets against Israeli civilians must be rejected. New Democrats condemn the massive loss of civilian life that is resulting from this escalation.