Let me see if I can get this straight: Shortly after having launched a series of rockets into Israel from Gaza – in violation of an on-going truce – three members of the armed wing of the Palestinian rejectionist movement Hamas are shot to death by the Israeli Army while attempting to plant a bomb on a security barrier separating Gaza from Israel.
For the “crime” of having killed these three in the act of planting an infernal device, Hamas declares the “truce” to be over, and vows retaliation.
Well. That’s some definition of a truce you’ve got there, big fellah. You know, where you’re allowed to fire rockets and plant bombs but they’re not allowed to stop you. Groovy.
The BBC article helpfully reckons the math for us:
Saturday’s deaths brought to 5,673 the number killed since the outbreak of the Palestinian intifada uprising in 2000, according to AFP.
Most of those killed have been Palestinian.
Life can be hard. It’s harder when you’re stupid.