"I know that Israeli children have suffered also. The rockets being fired into Israel aren’t harmless little firecrackers. They’re aimed to terrorize and kill. I have no tolerance for any act that endangers the life of a child … none. But the awful, undeniable reality of this war is that it’s the children of Gaza who are being shattered in body, mind and spirit — disproportionately. — I’m writing this in the quiet comfort of my home in Toronto. I’ve tried to picture what it would be like to be in Gaza with my wife, my two young daughters and my frail 90-year-old mother. The thought is paralyzing. — Mr. Harper, Mr. Mulcair and Mr. Trudeau all have children of their own. I like to think they’ve pictured the hell that is Gaza for themselves, if only for a moment. If they’ve done that — if they aren’t blind to the grief of parents who have lost their children in so-called “targeted” strikes — it certainly hasn’t been reflected in anything they have said or written about this war."