Notes on the Gaza War Part II – Advice to Palestinians: Stop Cheering Civilian Casualties

What was most striking about this morning’s bombing of a bus in Tel Aviv was not the fact that Hamas, whose military wing reportedly claimed credit for the attack, was resorting to a tactic of targeting Israeli civilians.  That is, unfortunately for all concerned, an established practice on the part of Hamas, and part of the reason its leadership (to say nothing of ordinary Gazans) has spent the last week living in fear of Israeli air strikes.

No, what was particularly striking was the immediate reaction of ordinary Palestinians to the attack: Cheering.

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