"Israel could not but respond, and when it did, it chose to deliver a strategic blow: the assassination of Hamas's military commander, Ahmed Jabari, and (scores of) airstrikes."
As explained above and in previous articles, what's happening on the ground is mirror opposite this commentary and others like it.
At the same time, said the Post, war "imposes heavy diplomatic costs (and doesn't) solve underlying political or security problems."
In other words, slaughtering over 1,400 Palestinians and injuring another 5,300 generated justifiable worldwide condemnation. Regional relationships weren't helped.
The Post has no concern for Palestinian lives. It advocates avoiding a repeat of Cast Lead's aftermath. "A quick cease-fire would benefit all sides," it says. "The alternative is awful to contemplate."
Saying so reflects concern about diplomatic and popular fallout. How many Palestinians die matters little.
Numerous other scoundrel media reports express one-sided bias for Israel. Expect lots more ahead. Facts are sanitized and suppressed.
Israel's worst crimes are endorsed. Palestinians are isolated on their own. It's been that way for over 64 years. Long denied liberation and justice remain elusive. Maybe next time. Not now.
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