Whatever stopped Israel Palestine peace is what is sinful for Danny Rubenstein. First that there were elections that resulted in a divided Palestinian polity, and second that Hamas' victory was not then respected by the ancien regimes. Haniyeh's rant of martyrdom or victory will not help him or the Palestinians because victory is proving very elusive and martyrdom all too easy. Idealism is out as far as the Middle East is concerned for political players, realism is back. Denying Israel's right to exist in the face of the entire world when it is a fact was actually a very stupid move. Israel will make war on Hamas with the tacit support of much of the world. All the Holocaust denial and Iranian nuclear activity has not helped Hamas either.
Shots fired from northern Gaza at IDF forces stationed at border, no casualties (Haaretz)
from the article: The original sin