somor, leptoq: is it worth it?
marsden, I'll assume that you are asking this seriously (against my better judgement). I'll also pretend that you didn't imply whether it's worth having Israel as a state.
It was not worth for Hamas to do what they did. Like it wasn't worth for Hizballah to attack Israel in 2006 and see the devastation of Beirut, which hurt their target Shia muslim audience mostly. Nasrallah did admit it during his interview directly which could be found easily.
And no normal person would enjoy to see the current devastation and suffering and death of civilians in Gaza. Moreover, in my view it's not worth for Israel to have settlements in West Bank at all!
But teaching barbarians from terror groups (who stupidly relied on your and cuch "public" opinion for protection) a lesson certainly worth it!
Syrian regime recently killed around 1 million of Sunni muslims and displaced around 7 million. The number of dead from both sides in Israeli/Arab conflict (since 1940's is less than 100K)).
Can you point me, where you (marsden) or cuch expressed your outrage about Syrian regime? If yes, what is the relative frequency of your complaints about that compared to what's happening between Israelis and Palestinians?