Did DF willfully point fingers the wrong way? False flags are Mossad and Shin Bet specialties. Both agencies have sordid histories of committing them and similar attacks. Was either agency responsible for Saturday's UAV provocation? Who can know, but it's very possible.
Similar incidents began during the Mandatory Palestine period. Jewish terrorist groups targeted Jews, Brits and Arabs. Paramilitary Hagana members were involved.
So was Irgun. It was headed by future prime minister Menachem Begin. Lehi (also called the Stern Gang) was also notorious. It was led by another future prime minister, Yitzhak Shamir. They were terrorists before entering politics.
In November 1944, Lehi assassinated Lord Moyne, Britain's Middle East minister of state. He was near his Cairo home at the time.
In September 1948, it also killed UN mediator Folke Bernadotte in Jerusalem. It was five months after Israel was established. Yitzhak Shamir personally approved the assassination.
In July 1946, Irgun bombed the King David Hotel. Doing so massacred 92 Brits, Arabs and Jews. Another 58 were wounded. Future prime minister David Ben-Gurion approved it as head of the Jewish Agency at the time.
Before and after May 1948, many thousands of targeted killings occurred or were attempted. Few are remembered today.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Mossad was implicated in numerous Beirut and other car bombings. It's one of its specialities.