By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
The United States State Department issued a statement on Thursday about Isrel and the Palestinians.
According to the statement: Israel "must" avoid an increase of tension with the Palestinians in the aftermath of the terror attack perpetrated in central Tel Aviv that resulted in the murder of 4 Israelis and left another sixteen people murdered.
Excuse me? Israel "must"!
Does the US Department of State expect Israel to kiss the Palestinians for this? What would a responsible US response be in such a situation?
Israel always exercises restraint. Otherwise there would be wanton killing and counter attacking. And when Israel does launch an operation is it a surgical strike and carried out with the utmost care to avoid civilian casualties.
Palestinian terrorists, on the other hand, embark on missions to murder and injure as many civilians as possible.
It is hard not to be incensed by these boneheaded official directives cum statements issued by the United States.
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