I have no sympathy with Hamas. That was not my point. The point was the timing. If your argument held, the Hamas attacks would have had to kill Israelis. This one, like the overwhelming number of previous Hamas attacks led to no casualties. I question the timing of this action at the same time Israel is sitting down with the palestinians. It ceertainly is not a positive sign and you and every other apologists knows that it will result in only more, perhaps lethal attacks. That will once again provide the pretext for Israel to react as it always does- acting in a way that will bring about another reaction.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)
from the article: IDF strikes kill at least three Hamas militants in Gaza Strip