". . . a systematic pattern does exist: it is overwhelmingly Israel, not Palestine, that kills first following a lull. Indeed, it is virtually always Israel that kills first after a lull lasting more than a week.
The lessons from these data are clear:
First, Hamas can indeed control the rockets, when it is in their interest. The data shows that ceasefires can work, reducing the violence to nearly zero for months at a time.
Second, if Israel wants to reduce rocket fire from Gaza, it should cherish and preserve the peace when it starts to break out, not be the first to kill."
Of course, Israel always arranges things to provide an excuse for its genocidal violence. The current holocaust was set up by Israel breaking a lull to encourage the rockets so Israel would have an excuse to start slaughtering. The attack on Lebanon was started by sending some Israeli soldiers on a suicide mission. It is always the same sort of trick. The Jews are always the victims, and everything they do, no matter how vile, is always justified.