With ongoing rocket attacks on Israel and unrelenting retaliatory airstrikes in densely populated parts of Gaza, both Hamas and the Israeli government appeared to be potentially violating the fundamental laws of war.
Headlines in the mainstream media falsely portray an equivalence of firepower between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza. But Israel's use of force greatly exceeds that of the Palestinians, and the asymmetric warfare continues to escalate.
With the release of the Goldstone report, Israel has a choice. It can continue to shoot the messenger and bury its head in the sand, or it can initiate a genuine process of truth-telling and taking responsibility.