And before we all go the “it’s all Hamas’ fault" route, let us remember how Hamas came to be and how it became such a force to be reckoned with…
Israel supported the radical Hamas over Fatah a few decades ago in order to counter Palestinian nationalism. Even if you can’t see the future in order to see that your reaction to the monster you created will produce a (worse) humanitarian crisis (than your occupation) and unbelievable death toll and rocket attacks on your soil, this seems in direct opposition to any peace agreement that could possibly ever be reached. Instead of supporting radicals in order to suppress nationalism which is totally absurd anyway, they should have gone ahead with a just one or two state solution. Then, we’d be hearing about Palestinian politicians telling lies and making promises they can’t keep along with the rest of the world’s politicians instead of such horrible bloodshed. They didn't want a Palestinian neighbor (i.e. a peace agreement), so I guess the current situation is the alternative. I wonder if they would want a do over. Sadly, probably not. They much prefer an "excuse" of sorts to kill Palestinians, apparently. Like I said before, this isn't about peace or Hamas or rockets even. This is about Israel wiping out as many Palestinians as possible so they can have the land they still think God gave to them and only them.
Hezbollah, Hamas and Israel: Everything You Need To Know
Hamas, Son of Israel
Hamas history tied to Israel
From “Robert Fisk: Leaders lie, civilians die, and lessons of history are ignored” :
We hear the usual Israeli line. General Yaakov Amidror, the former head of the Israeli army's "research and assessment division" announced that "no country in the world would allow its citizens to be made the target of rocket attacks without taking vigorous steps to defend them". Quite so. But when the IRA were firing mortars over the border into Northern Ireland, when their guerrillas were crossing from the Republic to attack police stations and Protestants, did Britain unleash the RAF on the Irish Republic? Did the RAF bomb churches and tankers and police stations and zap 300 civilians to teach the Irish a lesson? No, it did not. Because the world would have seen it as criminal behaviour. We didn't want to lower ourselves to the IRA's level.
On the situation in general:
Robert Fisk: Why do they hate the West so much, we will ask