The cease-fire between Gaza and Israel was engineered by Egypt and the United States, two countries not exactly friendly to Israel.
Outside countries always wait until Israel's IDF is pounding the Arab terrorists, and then they spring into action, claiming they just want to save lives. Actually, what they do is prevent Israel from demolishing terrorist infrastructure, which will result in an overall saving of lives, both Arabs and Jews. So Israel was diplomatically forced to stop defending herself by attacking the Arab-terrorist infrastructure, and the Gaza terrorists preserve their ability to strike Israel at their time of choosing.
If the Gaza terrorists really wanted to protect the Gaza citizens, they would not commence aggression again. Then Israel would not have to respond to defend her citizens. There would be no fighting and no deaths resulting from military violence.
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Alan J. Winters