Israel was the instigator of the hostilities. A month or so before the attack on Gaza began, Israel struck the Gaza-Egypt border killing many in the process, people who were smuggling,,,yes..smuggling hundreds of items necessary for life and subsistence and yes perhaps some home made rockets to defend Palestinians with whatever they have. It is simply unbelievable how Israel has sunk to such lows. And now with a blunt Israeli slap on Mitchel's face telling him to go home, we all know that LAND is what's on the Israeli government's mind, not peace. Obama can't restore Palestinian rights. They have to take things into their own hand and develop their current strategy of abiding to the Road Map's obligations while highlighting to the world Israel's real concern: settling illegally the West Bank.
from the article: Netanyahu calls UN Gaza probe a 'kangaroo court' against Israel