Israel hating Kossack weasel has a diary up which accuses Israel of attacking Gaza NOT because of the reasons given, but for various conspiratorial reasons. The usual suspects praise his razor edged (NOT) thinking.
What is driving these attacks right now (since the Israeli story about a PRC attack from Egypt has zero credibility)? The larger trends are obvious; Israel seeks to stoke tension with Iran, but lacks the strength to attack Iran directly, therefore it attacks Iranian allies. Additionally, PM Netanyahu recently returned from the AIPAC conventio, with decidedly mixed results: all major American politicians attended AIPAC to expression unbridled support for Israel, and the Obama Administration sharpened its anti-Iran rhetoric, but Obama avoided making a specific pledge to attack Iran, leaving Netanyahu and Israel uncertain which way the US will go if Obama wins a second term (as appears more likely now than previously). Hence, Netanyahu needs to sharpen the conflict while the US is enmeshed in a presidential campaign. Finally, as Western intervention in Syria drifts slowly closer, and as Assad might consider launching rockets against Israel in such a case to unite Syrians and Arabs generally, Israel finds a demonstration of the cost of crossing it useful.....This allows Israel to test its weapons systems under real combat conditions......The statement itself is part of Hamas's overall trend of trying to make itself more "moderate" and acceptable to Western powers.....Thus, Israel was effectively freed up to focus attacks on the smaller factions now with the guarantee that Hamas would not become involved and broaden the conflict beyond Israel's current desires......"
Oh those treacherous conniving Je.......er, ah, Israelis.