..so it is no surprise that opinion is swinging against the rockets. What may be a surprise to the Palestinians in general is the very high level of support, especially in social media, they have received since Cast Lead. That support is at its strongest when they are not firing rockets, as is is difficult to argue that the rockets shpuld not be responded to. The support will also have shown them their position is not hopeless- a previous emotion that was the only reason to launch quasi military action against an overwhelming foe.
Saudi-backed forces advance on rebel-held province in Yemen (DPA)