I think that the loss of any innocent life from violence is regrettable. The question of innocence in situations where one people is collectively attempting to brutally dominate can always be academically debated, but I have no intention to introduce such arguments here nor to try to explain away this violence or diminish, in any way, the human suffering that it causes. It’s not necessary.
Instead, I want to express my sense of injustice in how our society’s emotions can be manipulated so easily into outrage at the killing of any Israeli at the hands of Palestinians, while consistently ignoring many more such attacks on Palestinians by Israelis. I find this one sided reaction rather disturbing in its bias, hypocrisy and blatant racism. The government and media feed and promote this reaction. They create criminally manipulative propaganda through their presentation of the facts and their context.
Let me put things in perspective to illustrate my point: