Showing questionable restraint Israel fired a few missiles recently:
Israeli aircraft fired missiles at the office of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City, escalating an offensive aimed at halting Palestinian rocket attacks.
Israel says the attack is a message that it is now targeting the political leaders of Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza. Hamas refuses to renounce violence or recognize Israel.
Had Cuba been firing multiple rockets into Florida every day for months do you think we would have just fired a few missiles back? I can’t imagine people expecting anything less than encouraging non government leaders in Cuba to find refuge with friends and relatives elsewhere while our military exterminated all the vermin and started rebuilding with the only communists allowed back on the island being members of the MSM.
Instead Israel tried to get in a rational discussion with those that are irrational:
“Nothing will prevent us from striking at the terrorist organizations responsible for rocket attacks,” Mr. Olmert said. “He said that no one has the moral right to preach to Israel for exercising its legitimate right of self-defense.”
Responding to the bloodshed, the internationally-backed Palestinian government in the West Bank suspended peace talks with Israel.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas described the Israeli actions in Gaza as a “holocaust.” Mr. Abbas has suspended Mideast peace talks in protest at Israel’s military offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
No, it’s not a holocaust. But if they do not get the message (see the first quote above) they are inviting a demonstration of the difference between their current situation and a true holocaust.