Picture acres upon acres of farmland burning. I wonder how many people are aware that for weeks now this is what the Israeli side of the Gaza border has looked like.

Hamas is encouraging its people into the way of live bullets, using schools as launching pads for rockets and pelting Israeli farmland with kites that carry Molotov cocktails. Thousands of acres have been burnt and it is still going on.

For the sake of the people of Israel -- and even more so, for the sake of the people of Gaza who suffer from the actions of their leaders -- Hamas must be stopped.

Joanna Berke, Madison