The Opinion Pages | Contributing Op-Ed Writer
The Deadly Politics of Revenge
Israel Reacts to the Kidnappings in the West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The murder of three settlers in the West Bank has given Israel the excuse it was waiting for to set a huge military operation in motion. Even before the bodies of the missing young men were discovered on Monday, an Israeli incursion into Palestinian territories was in full swing. There were break-ins at houses, offices and universities, hundreds of arrests and several killings across the West Bank. The action has now expanded to the demolition in Hebron of the homes of two suspects in the case, and extensive bombardment of the Gaza Strip.
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