In case you live under a rock (I know many people apparently do), HERE is what is going on in parts of the Middle East.
Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar speaks, and like a 5 year old uses ridiculous logic to justify his organization's attacks on Israel. Well, we shot rockets into their cities to harm civilians and Israel fired back, aiming at military targets but killing the civilians we used as human shields. Therefore, we were justified in attacking them in the first place.
In other news, undereducated Americans protested Israel's retributive strikes by chanting "Free, Free Palestine" in major U.S. cities. Apparently they didn't understand that Hamas attacked Israel and started the whole shebang, and that there really are no Palestinians to free.
You want to make up some Palestinians to free? How about you protest Hamas using the citizens of Gaza as human shields. Protest the fact that some immature and borderline retarded people cannot let go of their hatred and prejudice and live and let live, and therefore cause death and destruction to be visited upon their own people.
Me? I'm all for Israel defending itself by aggressively seeking out and eliminating threats. In fact, I think that if the U.S. followed this policy instead of embroiling itself in stupid wars that have nothing to do with National Security, we might be a bit more popular with the rest of the world, and we might stop adding entire groups of people to our list of detractors.