If by unfortunate chance your home is occupied by a hostile invader and for years you are forced into submission… how would you react?
Yes, Hamas did attack Israel first. Yes, Hamas’ weapons are more sophisticated than ever before and expected to be more so in years to come; their missiles currently capable of hitting critical Israeli targets. Wouldn’t you, after all this time, retaliate when capable against a hostile occupier? I’m sure I would since no one else has stepped up to help.
David Ben Gurion (the first Israeli Prime Minister): "If I were an Arab leader, I would never sign an agreement with Israel. It is normal; we have taken their country. It is true God promised it to us, but how could that interest them? Our God is not theirs. There has been Anti - Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, Auschwitz, but was that their fault ? They see but one thing: we have come and we have stolen their country. Why would they accept that?" Quoted by Nahum Goldmann in Le Paraddoxe Juif (The Jewish Paradox), pp121.