Surely the Gaza militants — principally Hamas but also Hezbollah — understand that launching an all-out war with Israel will end in rockets and ruin. Backed by the U.S., Bibi is about to unload Israel’s full military might big-time.

Israel obviously needs to defend itself, but their maneuvers will soon turn savagely offensive. The Hamas attacks, in short, will prove a suicide move, so why bring about their own self-destruction?

Furious and illogical rage. Rage so infernal and absolute that it can’t be stilled. Some don’t like to be reminded that there’s a history behind this, but here it is:

However welcome and applauded they may have been during the Clinton era, the 1993 Oslo Accords were an incremental step in a long process that has steadily been about Palestinian disenfranchisement, oppression, humiliation and generally getting the shit end of the stick.

The Oslo Accords ratified a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, founded upon recognition by the Palestine Liberation Organization of the State of Israel (as in “the right to exist”) and a recognition by Israel of the PLO as the representative of the Palestinian people (“self-rule”) and as a partner in negotiations, etc.

But over the last three decades there has been a steady encroachment and usurpation of Palestinian West Bank territory by Israeli settlers and the Israeli military, and the Palestinian pie slices have gotten thinner and thinner.

In 1975 U.N. resolution 3379 declared that Zionism was “a form of racism,” and even though 3379 was renounced in ’91, the ’75 resolution stands as a historical statement of widely-shared opinion.

Today Israel controls well over 60% of the West Bank, and Palestinian economic development has been stymied and/or obstructed. Please watch “Israeli settlements, explained | Settlements Part I,” a 2016 Vox report.