Come on Gideon, All your questions can be answered simply: Israel is utterly self deceived and psychotically paranoid due to centuries - millennia - of programming by twisted 'prophets' and misguided rabbis announcing that it's cool - actually obligatory - to rob, enslave and kill the Goys. Many, maybe most, probably knew all along that something serious was amiss, but went along with the mob, energised by false hope. Now the rude awakening!. Especially because the scale of international condemnation and abhorrence for Israel's continuing pillage, plunder and murder was unexpected - at least miscalculated. Sorry Israel, you cannot get away with murder any more. Keep building those settlements, because you're gonna hand them over to the Palestinians when justice takes its course.
10 arrested at Israeli Arab protest in Ramle (Haaretz)
from the article: Only psychiatrists can explain Israel's behavior