The level of human suffering is intolerable. That bleak assessment comes from the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross after visiting Gaza. Israel has again ramped up its offensive by ground and air following a brief pause in the fighting last week. An estimated 16,000 people in Gaza have been killed by Israeli bombings since the war began. Many of them were women and children, and many were not even supporters of the ruling Hamas terror group. Make no mistake, despite the horrific images of innocent people being killed, Israel is the key U.S. ally in the Middle East, and deserves our support as they retaliate from the October 7th attack, where 1400 Israelis were killed. But that doesn’t mean we should write them a blank check to fund their war effort. A growing group of Senators is urging the Biden administration to seek assurances from Israeli leaders that they would be more selective in their attacks. That is reasonable. The U.S. should not determine how Israel responds to the attack, which is considered their 9/11. But that doesn’t mean we have to fund their killings of innocent civilians.