Collective punishment in Gaza
Israel declared Gaza a "hostile entity" on Wednesday and said it would limit supplies to the Hamas-run territory, overshadowing US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's latest peace mission.
The decision by Israel's powerful security cabinet cleared the way for the government to shut off supplies of electricity and fuel to the impoverished territory -- home to 1.5 million Palestinians -- in response to frequent rocket attacks from Gaza. Link
db: On BBC radio tonight Jonathan Marcus reported that "this will be seen by Palestinians as collective punishment".
I don't know what Jonathan Marcus sees it as.