The obvious response is that the Israelis should understand what the Lebanese are now going through, but the main point for me is that it hammers home that these are people—children, toddlers—and people like them are dying in wars everywhere, every day. These children are specifically Israelis, but it serves as a reminder that the innocent always end up paying one way or another, but they should never be deliberately targetted.
It's just that there are certain organisations out there who deliberately do. I think that you know the kind of absolute fuckers to whom I'm referring.
As Jenn put it over at Rottie's:
I find it quite disturbing that people seem to think it’s o.k. that Israel has this happen to them daily. That there are people who think they should just sit there and take it.
And as I pointed out previously:
I live in a country in which 50 people having the shit blown out of them by a bunch of suicide bombers is a rarity; I live in a country which has not been threatened with invasion in 60 years. And I am certain that if I lived in Israel, I would be pretty paranoid and prone to over-reacting too.
As I am going to repeat every time that I talk about this—none of this excuses Israel's current actions, but it does make them understandable.