- A rocket falls harmlessly on Israel.
- The Israeli government admits that Hamas had nothing to do with it, but maintains that Hamas is still responsible, as it is responsible for everything that happens in Gaza.
- This despite the fact that the Israeli government refuses to admit that Hamas has any political authority, even though Hamas was elected by the Palestinians in free and fair elections.
- Hamas must be punished.
- Since Hamas is embedded in the Gazan civilian population, Israel punishes Hamas for what it didn't do by killing some civilians who have nothing to do with Hamas.
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