Israel agreed to a ceasefire (not that I agreed to it) to go into effect at 9 a.m. this morning. Israel totally, 100% ceased firing. Hamas very publicly rejected the ceasefire and has been firing rockets ceaselessly at Israel before and since that 9 a.m. deadline. For 6 hours Israel sat here doing nothing as more than 60 rockets rained down on Israel’s south and center and Hamas claimed credit for firing two rockets as far as Israel’s north on the area around Haifa –after the ceasefire was supposed to have started. So, now Israel has finally responded in an extremely limited way (striking at the rocket launchers) and what is the international media reporting?
Well. the Guardian is saying nothing about Hamas ignoring the ceasefire (or starting the whole thing from the beginning), but entirely blaming Israel for the breach of the ceasefire that never even happened because Hamas never ceased firing, and likening Israel to a child molester.
The Financial Times is going so far as to suggest that Israel is making up, fabricating, the massive barrage of rockets that has been striking Israel since early this morning. Yeah, these sirens going off and explosions all over –that Hamas is claiming credit for — they are all figments of our imagination in some dastardly plot.