By Ali Abunimah
Israelis were killed as a result of rocket fire from Gaza.
This came after Israel had
killed 13 Palestinians, including 3 children and a woman, and injured 115,
including 26 children and 25 women since yesterday, 14 November.
This will be presented by Israel – and sympathetic or careless world media –
as another justification for Israel’s attacks on Gaza to stop rocket fire. But
this narrative is false.
Where there was calm and an effective truce, Israel chose to shatter
it, bringing about the current deadly escalation.
In general, Palestinians fired rockets, or attacked the Israeli army, as a
response to Israeli attacks, seeking to avoid escalation and publicly embracing
a truce. Take a look at the sequence:......."