Wednesday, December 22, 2010

When Israel attacks, it is retaliation. When Arabs retaliate, it is offense--always

Look at this lovely chronology in the New York Times: "A rocket fired from Gaza fell close to a kindergarten in an Israeli village on Tuesday morning. Earlier, the Israeli Air Force struck several targets in Gaza in retaliation for a recent increase in rocket and mortar shell fire."  So even though the Palestinians were retaliating against Israeli murder of Palestinians and air raids on civilian targets, the article by Kershner makes it look like that the rocket fried from Gaza (a fire cracker really) started the "cycle" of violence--as the US Department of State calls it when Israel resorts to violence and terrorism.