Why Terrorism? Because it Works
When Hamas terrorists tunneled from Gaza into southern Israel, killed two Israeli soldiers and abducted Corporal Galid Shalit, that probably put the nail in the coffin of any prospect for a peaceful settlement between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Palestinian Authority. Hezbollah s attack from Lebanon into northern Israel on 11 July, resulting in death for more Israeli soldiers and two additional abductions, buried the coffin. Under any interpretation of international law, Hamas and Hezbollah, along with their Iranian and Syrian masters and supporters, committed an act of war by invading Israel and killing Israeli soldiers and civilians. Israel has a moral and legal right to self-defense, including going after terrorists in Gaza and Lebanon. Israel also would be justified if it attacked Syria and Iran.