“Hold on. If you read down to the 20th paragraph, you eventually learn that a day earlier, Israel had killed a Hamas “militant” in southern Gaza. You didn’t read it in the Times, but Hamas immediately denounced what it called a “cold-blooded crime” and promised retaliation.”
“So in fact, it was Israel, not the Gazans, who triggered the latest escalation.”
This is almost always the case…
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