Hamas fucked up.
You know, if Hamas had accepted the cease fire - and Israel rejected it - it would have been said....many times over - and it would have been correct. There would be multiple diaries detailing it - as there should. But......Israel voted for a cease fire. Hamas didn't. Now Palestinians will bear the consequences of Hamas's action or inaction.
No one seems to be calling Hamas out on it.
This is about a cease fire.
It's not about who is right, who is wrong.
It's a cease fire.
A time to pause.
A time to breathe.
A time to try and stop killing one another - if only for a period of time.
A time to figure out how or if there is a path to a non-violent resolution.
That pause will not happen as rockets continue to be fired from Hamas and again from Israel.
So there will be no cease fire - only an escalation.
The blood is now on the hands of Hamas - Palestinian blood and Israeli blood.
It needed to be said.