BDS:"The ceasefire with Hamas was working and the number of Qassams (large fireworks) was not large enough to justify Cast Lead, which the IDF had been preparing since June, so they attacked an alleged tunnel and killed about a dozen Gazans on Nov 4 and 5 in order to provoke more rockets" Let's get two things straight: 1/. It was not an "alleged tunnel", it WAS a TUNNEL. Hamas stated it was a tunnel, why should you think any different? 2/. Hamas were not forced by Israel to respond with Qassams, they did this all by themselves. Their choice. After all the Qassams were not used defensively, they were used to create terror in Israel and they did this up to 80 times per day. It was THIS that started Cast Lead, not the tunnel. No Qassams.... No Cast Lead.
Russian airstrikes hit Syrian provinces of Hama and Idlib (Reuters)
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