"Israel is like a hyperactive child who has to get its excessive energy out one way or the other. So, if Israel can’t bomb Iran – President Obama told his buddy Benjamin Netanyahu to wait it out just a bit more – then who better to beat on than the Palestinians? Anyway, the benefits are manifold. First, it curbs any “crazy talk” of reconciliation among the Palestinians; second, it stymies all the diplomatic efforts to restore the peace process and finally, it allows Israel to flex it military muscles against a people who it knows will not be able to fight back on equal grounds. And in the meanwhile, it tells the world and its people that it took out the “bad guys”, even 12-year old boys who, in their logic, will probably grow up to be “terrorists” anyway."