The thing that amazes me regarding Israel's defenders is the notion that the rocket attacks on Israeli towns and settlements are unprovoked. Now I am NOT condoning these attacks, as they target civilians, and are a violation of international law. However, the land on which many of these places have been settled was taken illegally from Palestinians, and continues to be occupied at the devastating price. Therefore, it is not only naive but illogical to expect that the displaced will not respond with hostilities of their own. Again, I do not endorse rocket attacks against civilians in any way, but I do raise my eyebrow at people who act surprised that these attacks are occurring.
Russia says kills six suspected militants in North Caucasus (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu: Change in the air over Israel-Palestinian peace talks