If certain states cannot understand that this is wrong, why cannot they at least understand that it doesn’t work?

Hamas threatened to unleash “hell” to avenge the dead, including possible suicide bombings inside Israel.   [at the Globe & Mail]


From Ian Black at the Guardian.co.uk:

It is hard to gauge Hamas’s popularity, but first signs were that the raids will rally support. “This is nothing short of a massacre, an outrage,” the Palestinian independent Hanan Ashrawi told the BBC from Ramallah. “The cycle of violence is generated by the occupation and by the ongoing state of siege that is attempting to collectively punish a whole people.

“This will enhance the standing of Hamas. People are sympathising with Hamas as the people who are being ruthlessly targeted by Israel. They are seen as victims of ongoing Israeli aggression.”

The whole article is here

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