Netanyahu was once again playing the role that allowed him to be seen as "the he-man, the resolute fighter, the Defender of Israel". He became George W. Bush after 911, when the cowboy president from Texas grabbed a bull horn at Ground Zero and pledged to hunt down those dirty, murderous people who dared to attack the homeland.
This is exactly the sort of gift that Israeli rightists like Bibi Netanyahu love. Faced with a mounting internal crisis in the form of the J14 movement, Palestinian rejectionists have handed him his "Get Out of Political Crisis Free" card.
Oops, we missed. The drone was aiming for a terrorist cell traveling nearby. WAFA says the doctor's brother was an Al Quds commander, which would mean that the IDF is willing to kill sick 2 year old children in order to get alleged terrorists as well.
Why then is Israel now bombing Gaza?
Simply because it bombs Gaza every chance it gets.
It bombs Gaza knowing that Washington will never object.
It bombs Gaza because whenever Jews are killed the easiest form of revenge is to kill Palestinians ~ even when those particular Palestinians most likely have nothing whatsoever to do with the deaths that triggered this particular cycle of violence.
One rather obvious answer is that the Israeli public must be persuaded that Palestinians are not to be trusted to form their own government.
The pattern is obvious. Israel is in danger of losing the September 20 vote for Palestinian statehood in the United Nations General Assembly. Latest predictions from Palestinian officials:
They are only three to five votes short of obtaining a majority in their favor.
"We regret the deaths of members of the Egyptian security forces during the terror attack on the Israeli-Egyptian border."