We’re going to be whipped into paroxysms of outrage & condemnations at the shootout in the Tel Aviv market. Allegedly (& if Israeli authorities can be believed), the shooters were Palestinians. It is a profoundly misguided politics to take out civilians in this kind of action. But it would be unthinkable to damn them after what Palestinians have been put through: repeated bombing sorties over Gaza; a brutal military occupation; settlers moving in & expropriating their lands; mass evictions & the razing of their villages; thousands, including children incarcerated–many without charge; impunity in violent crimes by Israeli settlers & soldiers against Palestinians.

There’s plenty of outrage & condemnation to go around but none of it is directed at Palestinians who have the right to oppose apartheid, ethnic cleansing, & colonialism by any means necessary.