A dozen rockets were fired across the Gaza-Israel border yesterday, while an Israeli was killed. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the death as a lame excuse to relaunch Operation Protective Edge and continue the relentless assault on the Gaza Strip.
He asserts that he has no choice but to retaliate. In his mind the rocket attacks carried out by Hamas mean a scuttling of the shaky cease-fire, a cease-fire which Hamas has only just now learned about.
Contrast that single Israeli causality, however tragic, with the overall death toll from Israel’s brutal military campaign against the Palestinian people: over 194 people, many of them innocent men, women, and children unaffiliated with Hamas finding themselves caught in the crossfire. 
Since Operation Protective Edge began on July 8th, the Israel Defense Force has managed to massacre almost two hundred people in the space of a few weeks.
Meanwhile, Hamas’s rockets continue to rain down onto Israel by the hundreds. Still, Hamas’s actions have only managed to kill one Israeli, and within the same time span as Operation Protective Edge for that matter. Most of the rockets are handily intercepted by the Iron Dome, with the ones that do hit solid ground usually causing some minor property damage and a few frayed nerves, nothing more. Though, it wasn’t even an ineffectual rocket that killed the Israeli; it was a stray motor shell.
The scant numbers of those harmed by Hamas militants, past and present, cannot be compared to the numbers of those harmed as a result of Operation Protective Edge or any other previous acts of aggression by the Israeli apartheid state.
What’s going on is sick. People are being killed, murdered, in the name of fighting terrorism. It is hugely ironic that Israel, in carrying out missions against so-called terrorists, is obliged to commit egregious human rights abuses and heinous acts of violence which are nothing but acts of terrorism against a defenseless people.
When will this madness end?