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  •  But that's utterly misleading. (6+ / 0-)

    It's not that one party to a conflict launched 100 rockets. There was escalating violence going back to (depending on where you want to start the timeline) the end of october or early November, during which time Palestinians fired rockets (killing no Israelis) and Israel fired on Gaza (killing several Palestinian civilians).

    Thankfully two days ago a lull was agreed. Even more thankfully, it appeared to be holding, a few rocket attacks and continued Israeli strikes aside. Unfortunately, Israel decided to break that lull with a massive escalation, killing several civilians (so far) in the process and provoking a further round of violence whose end is not yet in sight. Even more regrettably, it apparently did so knowing full well that a long-term truce agreement was in the works.

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