Israel broke the ceasefire which was established on November 21 for (at least) the third time when they fired on and seriously injured two Palestinians today. On November 23rd the Israelis first broke the ceasefire by killing one Palestinian and injuring nine others then they broke it again on November 30th when they killed one Palestinian and injured five others.
In today’s incident, according to the AP:
A Gaza health official says two men have been wounded by Israeli fire in the central Gaza Strip.
But we are also reassured that:
Such incidents have been rare since Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers wrapped up an eight-day battle last month. Israel launched the offensive to stop years of rocket fire at Israeli communities.
When Israel attacks Palestinians and the Palestinians do not respond we are told that such incidents are rare despite the fact that such attacks occur repeatedly. When Palestinians eventually do respond to ongoing attacks the Israeli response is always justified as defense against unwarranted Palestinian aggression. It’s all right there in black and white, you just have to ignore the spin.