Those folks who have “abhorring disgust” for Palestinians are a very narrow demographic of a world citizenry that is more likely to regard those holding such sentiments about an oppressed group with “abhorring disgust”. Truth be told, the empathy of the masses is with the oppressed.
This insistence that some “foreign” power has pushed Hamas to force Israel to have yet another *Golda Meir moment of being forced to kill Arab kids yet again is, FYI, another minority position. It’s having another go at creating the justification memes for killing Assad, regime changing Iran, wiping out Hezbollah, toppling Putin, etc.
BTW who is it that now cares about the “1000s gassed by Assad”? I have seen the usually Syrian activist networks roll it out again but have yet to see any wider resonance. Iraq will be back on the radar (because of ISIS) once Gaza is off.
*”We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children,” she said, “but we can never forgive them for forcing us to kill their children.”
The Qassam video of the intrusion into Nahal Oz (an evacuated kibbutz, not an IDF base) is real and I agree that the approach seems almost casual. Did they know they could count on not being closely monitored by the IDF guarding the outpost? Criminal IDF undisciplined sloppiness failed to act on the warning of 20 Hezbollah crossing the border on 7/12/06. It’s institutional and could have come into play among those assigned to guard the empty kibbutz. Hamas and co would be watching them go about their routines. Play soldiers.
I see leftist Israelis predicting another bloodbath in revenge for the humiliating airing of the tape. They know their own.