The reactive media’s equivocation among the parties does not benefit Israel, but it could surely have been predicted. As noted, fingers, like missiles, are flying everywhere and are pointing now in every direction.
‘As it has been, so it shall always be,’ regarding propaganda that blames Israel for even attempting to defend itself. But know this. One of the terrible outcomes of what has and will soon be unfolding will be the breakdown of trust between Israeli Jews and their Israel Arab neighbors. In cities like Lod, Ramle and even Haifa, where decades of work went into the establishment of friendly relations between Arabs and Jews, that good will and effort will have gone up in flames and rioting. It will take decades more to rebuild those bonds if they can ever be mended. Such is and has always been a primary goal of Hamas: to divide Arab and Jew. Whatever the devastation Israel visits on this genocidal terrorist adversary, Hamas will have scored this victory as hatred, distrust and enmity explode once again throughout Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.