Missing: A responsible power to broker Israel-Hamas cease-fire
All Hamas has now to try and grab the world's attention and improve its standing in the eyes of its people - are its missiles.
The sequence of events in the last 24 hours has been dismally predictable. The slow drip-drip of tit-for-tat firings of a few missiles and a couple of air strikes each day suddenly goes into overdrive. Hamas tries to save face after losing seven of its men in an attack on a tunnel on the Gaza border, and dozens of missiles are fired in a single day toward Israel, including a barrage aimed at central Israel.
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