Poking the hornet’s nest
I’m sure the Israeli commanders were doing the high-five after they extra-judicially blasted the leader of Hamas to Valhalla. Like little kids, they probably didn’t consider the repercussions of poking the hornet’s nest with a stick. Israel is lucky that no major power seriously gives a crap about the Palestinians; otherwise I imagine they’d have mysteriously acquired rockets with better range, navigation and payloads. Of course it didn’t take long for the IDF to attack Gaza.
Or perhaps this was a deliberate provocation in order to boost Netanyahu’s standing in the polls in the run-up to the election?
Either way, it seems like most of the victims, as usual are innocent Palestinian ‘by-standers’ of the “surgical strikes” – 13 dead and counting.