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For several prior weeks, Hamas terrorists had been daily launching rockets into Israeli towns that border Gaza. The recent volleys of missiles had insidiously become more frequent -- up to 80 a day -- and the payloads larger. Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists were reportedly supplying their own training and expertise.
These terrorists point to the Lebanon war of 2006 as the proper template for provoking an Israeli counter-response that will bog down the Israeli Defense Forces in the streets of urban Gaza and ensure that Palestinian civilians are harmed on global television.
For several prior weeks, Hamas terrorists had been daily launching rockets into Israeli towns that border Gaza
Our attention is glued to the violence of the last hour, not that of the last month that incited the war.
If America had accepted such rules in, say, World War II
The "truce" between Israel and Hamas was broken once Hamas got its hands on new stockpiles of longer-range mobile rockets
Yet, according to the Gaza rules, both sides always deserve equal blame.