It is odd that the right the evangelical right and the Israeli right now say that terrorist activity is reason for a disproportionate response and that even genocide is warranted when the Palestinians get a little too uppity.
Imagine if back in 1946 the British had responded just as the Israeli government wishes to respond now? No really let’s just apply modern reasoning to a less sophisticated and nuanced time and see how the cards fall. Yeah the British Empire is looking kind of restrained right now, even though the USA and all the other “so-called” proponents of democracy and freedom were aligned against them.
So let’s hear no more about how bad the terrorists are, Israel was born out of terrorist activity but because they were successful they are called freedom fighters and heroes. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a fan of Hamas’s vision of the good life, but there is no difference between them and Irgun and Stern except who supports them and what power they have.