Rockets from Gaza have exhausted Israel's patience

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Author(s) The Seattle Times editorial board
Source The Seattle Times
Date December 31, 2008
Quotes-start.png "Reviled by political rivals in the Palestinian parliament and despised by neighboring Egypt, Hamas is an open surrogate for Iran. In response to the rockets, Israel imposed a harsh economic blockade, and Hamas still attacked rather than relent for the welfare of its own. As the rest of the world has averted its eyes and been mute, Israel chose to act, and not as the bully." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Israel was right to attack Gaza on the topic Gaza War.