That Word, I Do Not Think It Means…

Israeli’s prime minister threatened ”harsh and disproportionate” retaliation after Gaza militants fired at least 10 rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel on Sunday, wounding three and raising the risk of fresh violence days ahead of elections. (NYT, emphasis added) 

Although it sounds as if nothing on the scale of the recent incursion to Gaza will occur, it is terribly saddening to see the ceasefire violated. I do not mean to hereby endorse Israel’s position, but the absence of a Palestinian leadership capable of maintaining a ceasefire is one major factor behind the failure of the peace process, and a reason that I rarely have anything to say about the conflict.

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