Not only did Hamas do everything it felt it could to avoid being dragged into this mini-war, it also exerted considerable pressure on PIJ to agree to the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire.
Even more so than rockets, disinformation campaigns have become Hamas' greatest weapons.
Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians broke out as thousands gathered for prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.
At least two people were killed and several others were wounded in a shooting in an area with restaurants and bars in the central part of Tel Aviv.
CAIR has unmasked itself as the virulent hate group that it has always been.
Israel and Iran remain rivals after decades of diplomatic and military conflicts, with Iran's nuclear program becoming a particularly large concern to Israel.
Support for Hamas is becoming a cost-free vote for many Democrats.
"The policy Israel has pursued up until now hasn't substantially changed the situation," Israel Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said.
Rosh Hashanah is also as opportune a time as any to contemplate how we, as the American people, have recently strayed from our own covenant.
"They are presenting riots as peaceful," said Israeli military spokesman of the Palestinian protests. "In reality, these riots are extremely violent."
I hope Prime Minister Bennett meant what he said. If so, it could be a game-changer for the people of Gaza.
Iran's misguided foreign policy, which effectively abandons Iranians at home for terrorists abroad, has left its own citizens enraged and seeking justice.
The only people who should fear condemnation of anti-Semitism are anti-Semites.
The teenage boys of Gaza, some of whom are still in junior high, are learning how to shoot guns and launch anti-tank missiles.
Rep. Ilhan Omar said there had to be "the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity."
The attack reportedly targeted Hamas armed compounds in response to incendiary balloons that were deployed from the area.
Hamas urged Palestinians to "rise up in the face of the occupier and resist it by all means to stop its crimes and arrogance."
"We deplore this unfair combination that is contrary to justice and international law," the Hamas website stated.
If the U.S. truly believes that Israel has been acting justly within the realms of international law, as has been frequently repeated by President Joe Biden, then Secretary Blinken and the administration should have no qualms over supporting a transparent, independent international investigation.
The congresswoman said she was discussing "specific incidents" and not making a "moral comparison between Hamas and the Taliban and the U.S. and Israel."
The statement from the House members came after Omar seemed to compare the U.S. to Hamas and the Taliban.
Israel's ambassador to the United States claimed Hamas used the al-Jalaa building to disrupt the Iron Dome, though AP has not seen evidence of these claims.
While Israel has maintained that Hamas militants were operating inside the building, AP says they "have yet to receive evidence to support these claims."
The people of the region are craving change, not least among them the Palestinian people, who are desperate for fresh leaders, leaders who can move beyond a rigid regime with an agenda that abuses the very people it rules.
The May 10 parade, which was meant to celebrate Israel's capture of East Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war, had begun when Hamas fired rockets from Gaza toward the holy city.
The true test of normalization is whether the Abraham Accords will outlast efforts by Palestinian leaders to sabotage them. So far they have.