Israelis always say they are defending themselves against Palestinian terrorism, and that suicide bombings are uncontrolled terrorism.
That has become the common wisdom, just because it’s been repeated so much by the Americans and the Israelis.
Here’s a take on that dynamic, found in the comments on Dave Pollard’s blog:
“I am Algerian. During the Algerian liberation war against the French occupation, a famous hero of this war was arrested by the french army in what is known as the famous ” Bataille d’Alger”.
This hero , Larbi Ben M’Hidi was told by a French general:
” You are not fair in fighting us. You put bombs in bags and leave them in bars”.
Larbi Ben M’Hidi replied : ” Give us airplanes and we will give you bags”.