Recently every time I have heard a bike engine revving or a plane fly over I have hesitated for a moment. The red alert sirens in Tel Aviv, five in the last four days, were certainly not what I expected when I moved to Israel almost eight months ago.
Nothing can be gained through the use of judicial executions or the assassinating of people, even if they are guilty of crimes (terrorism) they have previously committed. The cost to human life should be the single biggest motivating factor toward finding a way to end all violence immediately.
Considering Israel's continued violations of international law and Palestinian human rights, our response to this latest round of military aggression must be to intensify efforts for an effective and credible arms embargo operating in both directions between the British and Israeli governments.